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African American Perspectives
Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murrary Collection, 1818-1907
"...presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love.">

Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791
"This online exhibit recreates an exhibit which opened in the United States Court House in Manhattan in 1989...This exhibit provides an overview of the work of and issues faced by this seminal Congress, which was a virtual second sitting of the Federal Convention, fleshing out the governmental structure outlined in the Constitution and addressing the difficult issues left unresolved by the Constitution. Each "topic" begins with a quote from the Constitution relating to it. The illustrations (letters, newspaper articles, cartoons, portraits, etc.) for the topics provide just a sampling of the. wealth of material in the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791...It is our hope that the exhibit will prove useful, particularly to students and their teachers. Towards that end, we intend to produce an online teacher's guide for the exhibit."

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
"In its final form A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nationwill consist of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the Forty-second Congress. This first release of the collection offers the records of the first two federal congresses, 1789-1793."
The Library of Congress

The Founders' Constitution
"In this unique anthology, Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner draw on the writings of a wide array of people engaged in the problem of making popular government safe, steady, and accountable. The documents included range from the early seventeenth century to the 1830s, from the reflections of philosophers to popular pamphlets, from public debates in ratifying conventions to the private correspondence of the leading political actors of the day."
Web edition, University of Chicago Press and Liberty Fund

Historic Latta Plantation
An Early 19th Century Living History Farm
"Historic Latta Plantation was a successful cotton plantation of the North Carolina back country. It is now a living history farm set in 1800-1840. Its website allows visitors to take a complete virtual tour and to learn about the people who lived during the years of the Early Republic."

Jefferson's Blood
Companion site to Frontline's broadcast.
"Thomas Jefferson, his slave & mistress Sally Hemings, their descendants, and the mysterious power of race."
Includes synopsis ; tapes & transcripts ; teacher's guide ; press
- Frontline, PBS Online

Rare Map Collection - Reconstruction and Expansion
University of Georgia Libraries

Succession Era Editorials Project
Contemporary newspaper editorials on the Nebraska Bill, Sumner, Dred Scott, and Harper's Ferry/John Brown's Raid.
"When complete the project will have at least one complete run of editorials from each major political party in each state of the Union. There will also be text search and text analysis, mapping, and statistical tools for placing the editorials into their analytical context."
Furhman University Dept. of History

Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress
"The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes.... In its online presentation, the Thomas Jefferson Papers comprises approximately 83,000 images."
- American Memory Project, Library of Congress

The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)
Two Nations, One Border - The War that Transformed Them Forever.
"Welcome to the online companion resource for the documentary, 'The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848).' ... 'The U.S.-Mexican War' Web Site is a thoughtful study in the way humans access, process, agree and disagree in the search for truth as it chronicles the war through multiple perspectives from both sides of the conflict ... Within this site, you will find a series of conversations with and essays by historians and other experts. We also offer a timeline that illustrates war-related events and a discussion arena where we invite you to share your own viewpoints on the U.S.-Mexican War."
PBS Online

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