2005: Websites Worth Clicking
- Center for History
and New Media
A portal of history projects and a listing of the resources it takes to put significant projects together.
- Papers of George Washington
A collection of primary sources like letters, diaries
and documents Washington wrote himself as well
wide swaths of material written about America's
first president, from his ear for music to his
wooden teeth and infertility.
- Historical Census Browser
1790-1960 Census data you can query in a million
different ways. Not easy, but a treasure trove
of primary source goodness.
A place for exploring and exchanging ideas about
early American history and culture. Easier to
read than a journal, but with historical gravitas,
- Jim Crow Museum
Objects of racial segregation and civil rights like caricatures and cartoons that made Jim Crow seem so normal at the time.
- Feeding America
Cookbooks from the 18th century and beyond. From
The Cook Not Mad (a scientific/rational cookbook
... a 19th-century Alton Brown) to The Ideal
- Dead or Alive?
Is Abe Vigoda dead or alive? What about Michael Debakey? Or Aaron Copeland? Find out here!
How to piece together the past from the fragments left behind.
- Popular Songs in American History
While you probably won't hear The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington sung on American Idol, you will find drinking songs, ballads, tales of murder and songs of love. Complete with lyrics to read as your hear the songs played for you.
- Early Wisconsin Artists from the West Bend Art Museum
An encyclopedia of early Wisconsin artists from Alexander Marquis (1829-1884) to Susan Frackelton (1851-1932).
Other Great Online History Resources: