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General Resources

Best of History Web Sites
Annotated links to over 1000 history web sites
The History Net
Where History Lives on the Web  
The History Place
Articles on selected topics in American history as well as some international. Features photos and highlights of historic events.  

Civil War

Battles by State
Civil War Battles by State Area Map with conflict description and outcome.  
Civil War Timeline
Maps and Timeline, casualties of the war, colored troop information…  
Civil War Women
Links to sources related to women and the Civil War. Links to original diaries, letter, documents, and photographs. 
Selected Civil War Photographs – Library of Congress
Contains 1,118 photographs. include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.
The Valley of the Shadow – Two Communities in the American Civil War
University of Virginia research project profiles Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania’s roles during the Civil War.  


American Aircraft of WWII
Resource for the fighters and bombers that were flown by the US during the second world war.  
Center of Military History
Information about the role and services of the CMH, with links to CHM publications, resources, museums, and inquiry answering service.
Military History – About.com
A collection of military history from About.com
Military History Online
A collection of various battles from around the world
Naval History
Naval Events of World Wars 1 and 2, Warships Lost, and the military background to their losses  
War Times Journal
Explore to find dispatches, memoirs, and photo galleries. Also find war histories, interviews, and details about battles.

United States

American History – About.com
Collection of American History from About.com
The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s
Univ. of Pennsylvania’s English department features a collection of essays about the era’s culture and events.  
National Museum of American History
Dedicated to American heritage. Includes contact details for each division.
US History.org
Washington, Betsy Ross, Jefferson, Declaration, and much more.


Ancient/Classical History
Pages on the Ancient/Classical History Site at About.com
History Link 101
Each culture/time period is divided into categories of Art, Biographies, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures and Research.
Intended for junior high and high school students. View timelines, take online quizzes, or browse articles by subject or region.
HyperHistory Online
3,000-year timeline to access relevant maps, biographies and profiles of people, places and events.
The Labyrinth – Resources for Medieval Studies
Medieval studies archive searchable by subject or language, includes links to scholarly publications and organizations. 
World History
World History Archives
Repository for documents that support an understanding of world history and the struggle for social progress.