American History

American History Web Sites


PMS Library Website – Ed1stop includes Grolier Online (America the Beautiful), World Books Online and Discovery Streaming.

ABC-CLIO American History

Colonial America 1600-1775 K12 Resources

13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Colonial North America

Class Wikis


ABC-CLIO American History –

Think Tank

History/Social Science Score (Select grade level 8; units 5c and 6)

Digital History

Influenza 1918

The Great Pandemic of 1918: State by State�

All American Girls Professional Baseball League

History Works (Includes primary sources and images around six core themes.� Click on “core themes” to see a variety of information on topics in American history.� Click on “resources” to go directly to primary source documents and images.)

Putting American History Online Pathfinders (Click on Pathfinders.)

Child Labor in America

Document Library (a list of letters, speeches, documents, web sites, books, and articles on significant people and events in American political thought and history)

Orphan Trains

Museum of the City of San Francisco (Includes Chinese Americans, Gold Rush, Earthquake and Fire of 1906, Earthquake of 1989, Golden Gate and Bay Bridges and more)

San Francisco Exploratorium Faultline:  The Great Shake:  San Francisco 1906

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938

Ancestors in the Americas (Asian Americans)

Children of the Camps (Japanese American Internment)

The History Place: Child Labor 1908-1912: Photographs of Lewis W. Hine

The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory

Women in Military Service

Salem Witchcraft Trials

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Industrial Revolution.

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement

Chinatown Resource Guide

442nd Regimental Combat Team (Japanese American soldiers in WWII)

The Triangle Factory Fire

20th Century History by the Decades (from Chico High School)

Primary Sources

Amdocs: Documents for the Study of American History

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

Smithsonian American Art Museum

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: Exhibit Hall Includes 100 milestone documents of American history.

The Civil Rights Documentation Project (African Americans) (especially good information about the laws that were passed)

Family Economics in 1900 (Chicago Public Library)

Updated 09/22/08