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The American Civil War Homepage includes links to 12 categories relating to the Civil War.

American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century offers a decade-by-decade tour of 20th-century America in art and architecture, books and literature, fads and fashion, education, historic events and technology, music, persons and personalities, and theater and film.

Best of History Websites is an award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts. BOHWS contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more throughout its pages.

H-NET: Humanities and Social Sciences Online is an interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers who maintain edited lists and Web sites with peer-reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion, in subjects such as The American Revolution.

In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives is a new, free library index that lets users perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials that are freely available on the Web and Alexander Street databases. With a single search, users can access thousands of personal narratives in English from archives and repositories everywhere. The search returns citation information and links to full text, audio, and video whenever available.

New Deal Network provides access to more than 700 articles, speeches, letters, and other texts organized by subject, date, and author, while a photo gallery has more than 4,000 images.

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era examines the period between 1877 and 1918, combining links to primary and secondary sources.

The United States Civil War Center deals with Civil War information, providing an alphabetically arranged list of links to full-text sources on a range of military and non-military issues.

WWW Virtual Library:The Cold War well organized chronological, geographical, and topical study of subjects such as McCarthyism, the Korean War, the Rosenbergs, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Soviet collapse.

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African-American History offers links to information on culture, Black nationalism, civil rights, the Harlem Renaissance, slavery, and women, as well as on a handful of famous African American leaders.

American Women’s History provides more than 1,600 citations to print and Internet reference sources, more than 900 links to Internet sources, and a shortcut to more than 200 links to digital collections of primary sources.

American Indian History and Culture provides an alphabetical list, with brief descriptions, to a range of up-to-date historical links.

Ancestors in the Americas lists Asian American history Web sites, especially for Asian American ethnic groups: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian.

Latino American History is organized by general resources, archives, Hispanic women’s history, political movements, popular culture, and religion.

People with a History provides links to general Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered history pages, collections of textual material, museums and archives.

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