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Hyperhistory Online

Timelines covering 3000 years of world history; includes explanation of people, events and history; maps.

Historical Text Archive - Housed at Mississippi State University

World history sites arranged by subject.

Holocaust Encyclopedia

This student learning tool covers various aspects of the Holocaust from an early introduction to the rescue and aftermath.

BBC on this Day

This site comes from the UK and includes a nifty date selector to find major points in history.

Internet History Sourcebook Project

This resource organizes links to thousands of websites in major historical fields. Site written and maintained by scholars.

Eighteenth Century Resources -- History

British, European and American history links.

Ancient History

Ancient Greeks

Provides information on Greek philosophy, drama, the arts, soldiers, athletes and more.

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

The primary groups addressed are the Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Aztec.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures - University of Evansville

Representative texts from the ancient cultures of the Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Islam and Europe.

Guardian's Egypt

Pharaohs, pyramids, mummies and more; with lots of graphics.

Rome Project

Includes information on literature, military, archaeology, politics, philosophy, drama and religion.

European History

Eurodocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe

Full text documents.

American History

American Memory

Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

History Buff's Home Page

Created by Newspaper Collector's Society of America. American history through newspapers; arranged by subject.

POTUS - Presidents of the United States

Covers biographies, election results, cabinet members, term highlights and links to other Internet sources.

Sod House Collection

Wichita State University Library Special Collections

Black History

The African American Mosaic

A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the study of Black History and Culture.

History of African-Americans in the Civil War - National Park Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Directory

From the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta. Writings of King and other civil rights leaders, plus a chronology of his life with additional links.

Museum of Afro-American History Boston

The Museum of Afro American History (MAAH) is a not-for-profit history institution dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England.

The New York Public Library Digital Collection

Images of African Americans in the 19th Century

Underground Railroad - National Park Service

Native Americans

Federally Recognized Native American Tribes

List of Native Tribes eligible to receive services from U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Texas Indians

The Indians of Texas

Index of the "North American Indian"

Native Web

Texas History

The 1900 Storm

A presentation of the Galveston County Daily News provides photos and news items of the devastating storm.

The Alamo

Official website of The Alamo.

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Local History

Contains links for Corpus Christi history, Texas history, genealogy, census information and Hispanic genealogy.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

This site provides a wealth of information on the Alamo. It also includes an illustrated chronology.

Categories of Texas Land Grants

Explains the different types of Land Grants from 1836 on.

Texas Hurricane History

Descriptions of various hurricanes that hit the area.

Texas Historic Sites

Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Links to archaeological sites, historical houses and structures, etc.

Texas History Timeline

Timeline from 1500 - 1900 with links to other information.

U.S. Mexican War

History provided by Includes a timeline, biographies, and resources for educators.

Primary Source Histories

American Life Histories

Manuscripts from the Federal Writer's Project, 1936-1940.

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Digital Archives

The Corpus Christi Public Libraries digital archives contain historical photographs, postcards, manuscripts, documents, letters, scrapbooks and diaries covering the history of Corpus Christi and its families.

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Special Collections

The collections include historical materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, maps and other documents.

Mexico History

Historical Text Archive of Mexico

Covers pre-Columbian, conquest and colonial period, nineteenth century, and twentieth century.

Mexico From Empire to Revolution

View the history, photography and chronology of the Mexican Revolution.

Military History

Cybrary of the Holocaust

Schlindler's List Teaching Guide

Korean War Project

The United States Civil War Center - U.S. Civil War Center, Louisiana State University

Large index to Civil War sites on the Internet, arranged by subject.

Vietnam: Yesterday & Today

World War I - Document Archives

Archive of primary documents including conventions, treaties official papers, personal accounts and a biographical dictionary.

World War I - Trenches on the Web

National World War II Museum

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