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American Decades Primary Sources (1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s)
A 10-volume encyclopedia spanning the entire 20th century! "American Decades Primary Sources provides fresh insight into the decade's most important events, people, and issues. Each volume of American Decades Primary Sources includes approximately 200 full or excerpted primary sources in 160-170 entries from the period representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from the decade." Available to members of Thrall.
American History Resource Guide
Overviews of American History, Founders & the Constitution, Presidents, Vice Presidents, First Ladies, Images & Documents, History by Period (Discovery - Colonial, American Revolution, 19th Century, Slavery, Civil War, 20th Century, 21st Century, Immigration, Native Americans), related databases and library materials, and more. From Middletown Thrall Library.
Salem History
Includes: American Immigration, Decades (The Twenties, Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, 2000s in America), Great Events from History (Ancient World, Middle Ages, 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century), Great Lives from History, Milestone Documents, and more. Available to members of Thrall.


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The American Presidency Project Document Archive
Primary documents from the Presidents from Washington to the present can be found here. Search by month and year or keyword. Included are inaugural addresses, fireside chats, radio addresses, executive orders and much more.
American Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and First Ladies
Annotated list of websites with information on American Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and First Ladies. From Middletown Thrall Library.
Asia for Educators
"Resources arranged by world history time period. For students and educators at all levels." Features historical information on China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and more, including literature, culture, government, and art of East Asia. From Columbia University.
Atomic Archive
"This website was created for students, educators, and the general public to understand the science, history and consequences of the atomic age. It serves as an online companion to the award winning CD-ROM, Atomic Archive:Enhanced Edition." Contents include Science; History; Resource Library; Media Gallery; Almanac; and Cold War: a Brief History.
BBC- History
Articles on ancient history, British history, world wars and historic figures. For an example check out this article on Roman women From the BBC.
A Biography of America
Covers events from prehistoric America to 1999.
A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents
Documents from pre-colonial times to the present arranged chronologically up to the 2004 State of the Union Address.
Digital Vaults
"Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records." From the U.S. National Archives.
Digitall History
From the University of Houston, TX.
The Empire That Was Russia: the Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated
Online color photographs show the Russia of Tsar Nicholas II taken by his personal photographer. Topics include architecture, transportation, ethnic diversity, people at work and making color images. From the Library of Congress.
Exploration Through the Ages
Includes these topics: The Explorers, Their Ships, Their Tools of Navigation, Their Voyages, Glossary and Activities. A timeline will be found under Their Voyages. From the Mariners' Museum.
Facing History and Ourselves
Educational resources "linking history to moral choices." Focuses on historic and contemporary issues for both educators and students. Includes lesson plans, student activities, and links to related websites.
Glossary of American History
Click on a letter of the alphabet for a brief description. From the University of Houston.
History World
Consists of 400 separate histories and 4000 events. Includes timelines, tours, and special articles. WHATWHENWHERE section is searchable by theme, date, and location.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
The National Archives
Sign the Declaration of Independence, Meet America's Founding Fathers, and view online exhibits including the Charters of Freedom an exhibit on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Smithsonian's History Explorer
"Your gateway to innovative, standards-based online resources for teaching and learning American history, designed and developed by the National Museum of American History."
The Web Chronology Project
The site consists of a series of hyperlinked chronologies developed by the instructors and historical articles prepared by students intended for use in history classes.
WhoWhatWhen Interactive Historical Timelines
WhoWhatWhen is a database of people and events from 1000 A.D. to the present. Create graphic timelines of periods in history and of the lives of individuals.

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Historic Landmarks & Sites
Lists of National Historic Landmarks
Click a state or territory for a pdf list of landmarks or download a complete list. Also includes a link to search for a specific landmark by name. Provided by the U.S. National Park Service.
Mechanical Engineers: People Making History
From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Mechanical Engineering Landmarks
"Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks are existing artifacts or systems representing a significant mechanical engineering technology. ASME has designated over 250 landmarks through its History and Heritage Landmarks Program since the program began in 1971. Explore our landmarks by designator, topic or world location." From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is a broader designation than historic sites.
NYC LPC Desination Reports
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has created a database of the original reports that contain the " detail[s of] the historical, architectural, and cultural significance of every individual landmark or historic district approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The reports serve as the basis for designation and regulation of future alterations, as they describe in detail the physical appearance of each building or site at the time they receive landmark status." Search by Keyword, Landmark or District Name, Address, Borough or Type. More recent reports include photographs of the landmark. From the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
State Historic Preservation Officers
Includes links to all state preservation departments. Provided by the U.S. National Park Service.

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Rulers - Past & Present Leaders, Presidents, and World Rulers
American President: A Reference Resource
From the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.
American Presidents
From Middletown Thrall Library's American History information guide.
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
"The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States." From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Kingdoms and Monarchs of the World
Rulers.org
Several search modes are available. By country for a timeline of leaders. By leaders' names for a brief political description. Also by month for the years 1996 to the present for chronicle of events.
World Rulers by Country or Region
Categories include: Ancient and Historical Empires, Africa, Australia: Prime Ministers, Austria, Britain, Canada: Governors-General and Prime Ministers, China, Denmark: Kings and Queens, Modern Egypt, France, Germany and Prussia, India, Indonesia: Presidents, Modern Persia and Iran, Iraq, Ireland: Presidents, Israel: Prime Ministers, Japan, Jordan: Kings, Mexico: Presidents, Pakistan: Prime Ministers, Philippines: Presidents, Poland, Portugal: Kings, Queens, Presidents, Russia (since 1533), South America, Spain: Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers, Sweden: Kings and Queens, Turkey, Vietnam.


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Timelines
BBC History Timelines
Includes timelines of the English language, Kings and Queens Through Time, British history from the Neolithic to the present, and Genocide under the Nazis.
Computer History Museum Timeline
Scroll using the timeline on the bottom of the screen.
Computer History Reference
From 1882 to 2010. From Live Science.
Computer History Timeline
From DatesAndEvents.org.
Energy Timelines
Topics include Coal, Electricity, Ethanol, Geothermal, Hydropower, Municipal Solic Waste, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil (Petroleum), Photovoltaic, Solar Therman, Transportation, Wind, and Wood. From U.S. Energy Information Administration.
From Cave Paintings to the Internet: Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media
"2,500,000 BCE to 8,000 BCE Timeline" described as follows: "Containing annotated references to discoveries, developments of a social, scientific, theoretical or technological nature, as well as references to physical books, documents, artifacts, art works, and to websites and other digital media, it arranges, both chronologically and thematically, selected historical examples and recent developments of the methods used to record, distribute, exchange, organize, store, and search information. The database is designed to allow you to approach the topics in a wide variety of ways."
The Great War: WWI Timeline
Events pre-1914 to post-1919. From PBS.
Guide to All the Presidents
Includes birthplace, political party, age when inaugurated, term length and one or two brief facts. From Washington to Obama.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
History of the Electric Car Timeline
The timeline starts with 1832-1839 and ends in late 2009. From PBS.
History of Women in Sports Timeline, Part 1 to 1899
Once on the first page, you can select years up through 2011.
Lewis And Clark Timelines
From the National Park Service.
Prehistoric Time Line: 4.6 Billion Years
Dinosaurs, fossils, geological eras, and more. From National Geographic. Adobe Flash required.
Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century
"The Presidential Timeline provides a single point of access to an ever-growing selection of digitized assets from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National Archives. Among these assets you'll find documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video relating to the events of the presidents' lives." Provided by the Learning Technology Center in the University of Texas at Austin College of Education, in conjunction with the Presidential Libraries and Terra Incognita Productions.
Timeline Archive
Topics include: World History, Country History, U.S. History, Society and Culture, Disasters, Biography, Sports, Entertainment, Health and Science.
Timeline for the History of Judaism
From the Jewish Virtual Library.
Timeline of Chinese History and Dynasties
From Columbia University.
Timeline of Computer History
Computer software and hardware, microchips, microprocessors, CPUs, and more. From the Computer History Museum in California.
A Timeline of Fossil Discoveries
From the Australian Museum.
Timelines of Inventions and Technology
Numerous timelines on various inventors and their creations throughout history. From About.com.
Timelines of Modern Art
These timelines "graphically and logically illustrate the progression of modern art." Includes: Movements Timeline ("major trends and movements in modern art"), The Top 50 Timeline ("the most important works in modern art"), The Modern Sculpture Timeline, The Abstract Expressionism Timeline, and The Jewish Achievements Timeline ("the most important achievements by Jewish artists in the last 150 years").
Timelines: Sources from History
"This British Library timeline allows you to explore collection items chronologically, from medieval times to the present day. It includes a diverse combination of texts: those that allow glimpses of everyday life (handbills, posters, letters, diaries), remnants of political events (charters, speeches, campaign leaflets), and the writings of some of our best known historical and literary figures. Launch the interactive Flash timeline, or explore each of the historical sources in the centuries" [by clicking on any Century listed down the page]. From the British Library.
Video Game History Timeline
From the International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
Women's History Timeline (1900 - Present)
Browse by decade by scrolling horizontally through years. From the BBC.
Women's History Timeline (4000 BC - Present)
Archived website. Please scroll down their page to see the timelines, facts, and links to historic periods. From Gale Cengage Learning.

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