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  • This biographical directory of the U.S. Congress goes back to 1777 and includes links to the archives that have collected the papers of congressional representatives.
  • Making of America (MOA) Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. 
  • This site brings together a variety of political documents, such as State of the Union addresses, from the colonial era of exploration to the present day
  • This site has many resources for research on American women's history, from 1830-1930, with links to other similar sites. 
  • - This site has links to on-line American periodicals from the 18th century onward.
  • Harper's Weekly This site has links to articles and cartoons from Harper's Weekly, 1857-1916. Free websites include 19th Century Advertising History, The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, A Sampler of Civil War Literature, Immigrant and Ethnic America, The World of Thomas Nast, The American West, and Black America, 1857-1874. 
  • This site uses a case study of 18th century midwife Martha Ballard, first examined by historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich in her critically acclaimed book A Midwife's Tale , to teach the history of ordinary Americans. 
  • This free New York Times website allows access to one of the nation's best sources for contemporary American news, including information about the 2000 Presidential race. 
  • This site includes on-line resources in a number of research areas. The Ad*Access Project, for example, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II. Other projects include Historic American Sheet Music, and documents from the Women's Liberation movement. 
  • This site has links to various United States maps on the web. 
  • This site allows access to detailed information drawn from the 1990 United States census. 
  • History Matters US History from the 1800s to the 20th century.