19th Century U.S. History Sites
19th Century U.S. History Sites Online
1776 to 1860 (including selected colonial sites)
Archiving Early America Original newspapers, maps and writings from 18th and early 19th Century America.
Includes material on the Colonial Period, the War of Independence,
and the presidencies of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
- Omohundro Institute of
Early American History & Culture
Arts in Colonial American Newspapers, 1690-1783 (description of
- LVA Colonial
Buff's Reference Library -- 16th to 18th Century History (on
newspaper coverage of early American history)
American Revolution (a large hypertextual archive of information on
the Revolutionary War)
- The Avalon
Project: 18th Century Documents (Yale: American historical documents)
- Society of Early
- The Leslie
Brock Center for the Study of Colonial Currency (Virginia)
Archive: Slave Movement During the 18th and 19th Centuries
- Pennsylvania State
Loyalists and the American Revolution
- The Early America Review
- The French and Indian War
(Digital History LTD)
- The French and Indian
- Mississippi State's history archives on the colonial
period and the Early
- Georgia's Rare Map Collection includes sections for Colonial
- Selected Slave
Narratives, seventeenth- through nineteenth-century
- Northwest Territory
Alliance (Reenactments of the American Revolution)
and the Constitution, a World Wide Web history study of the Revolutionary
War--from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands
to Reconstruction --the main body of this hypertext comes from An
outline of American History (published by the United States Information
Agency), but all links to original sources or articles about details have
been prepared for this project in HTML by a number of contributors.
- Benjamin Franklin:
- George Washington
Papers (guide to collection at U. Virginia)
- George Washington Papers: Series 1, Exercise Books, Diaries, and Surveys, 1741-1799 (actual digitized papers, from American Memory Project of Library of Congress)
- Papers of James Madison
- The Best of
Ethan Allen (AOL)
- Daniel Webster:
Dartmouth's Favorite Son
- Thomas Jefferson:
- Thomas Paine:
- Lewis & Clark pages
- The American Whig Party
- Daniel Webster: Dartmouth's
Alexis de Tocqueville, "Democracy in America" E-text of this highly influential book on the U.S. in the early national period.
- Hector St. John de Crevecouer's, "Letters from an American Farmer" (1782) E-text of this book seen as a defining work on the question what is an American.
- The Multicultural West
A Sketch of a three
years travell in South America, California and Mexico (1848-1851)--the
experiences of Eugene Ring (1827-1912) during the California gold rush.
- A commemoration
of the Great Irish Potato Famine
- Mary Baker Eddy Site for this important 19th century religious and spiritual leader.
Stories of the Irish Famine
Articles related to the Irish Famine (1845-1850) selected
from The Illustrated London News. The articles include links to
the accompanying engravings.
Civil War Homepage--the American Civil War Homepage gathers together
in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files
about the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia--This
project interweaves the histories of two communities on either side of
the Mason-Dixon line during the era of the American Civil War. It also
combines a narrative and an electronic archive of the sources on which
the narrative is based.
War @ Charleston--A web site devoted to the history and heritage of
the Civil War in and around the City of Charleston, South Carolina.
- U.S. Grant Network
- Democratic Party Platform, 1860
- Selected Slave
Narratives, seventeenth- through nineteenth-century
Salmon P. Chase
from a Soldier in the U. S. Civil War--These letters are part of a
collection written by Newton Robert Scott, Private, Company A, of the 36th
Infantry, Iowa Volunteers. Most of the letters were written to Scott's
neighborhood friend Hannah Cone, in their home town of Albia, Monroe County,
Iowa, over the three year period that he served as Company A's clerk.
R.W. Burt: Civil
War Letters From The 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry--Richard W. Burt
was a poet of no mean talent and wrote many war songs. With previous newspaper
experience, Burt also served as the regimental correspondent for the Newark
True American throughout the war.
Battle of Chickamauga--
An Alabama infantry regiment's perspective on the battle between Union
and Confederate armies in the fall of 1863 (September 19-20). As in most
Confederate regiments, the members of the 19th were not plantation owners,
rather they were farmers, shopkeepers and common everyday folk.
1865-1900, and Various Cross-era Sites
- Rutherford B. Hayes
- James A. Garfield
- Grover Cleveland
- Benjamin Harrison
William McKinley: The Presidency
- "California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 Site from the Library of Congress "American Memory Project" consisting of the full
texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through
Past: Texas and the United States since Reconstruction, by William
C. Hardt. Presents source material and places
Texas in a context that is broader than the boundaries of the state
- Ellis Island Historical Site Images and texts about the main East coast immigration entry point from 1892 till 1954.
Other Half Lives--The hypertext edition of Jacob Riis's How the
Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York reproduces
the full text and all the illustrations from the original print edition
of this book, first published in 1890 by Charles Scribner's Sons.
Lower East Side--a collection of articles, documentary sources, and
study guides concerning life in Lower Manhattan at the turn of the century.
From Saint Mary's College of Minnesota.
in the United States, 1898-1935--scholarship and primary texts concerning
the roots of American non-intervention movements.
to Sentenaryo/ Centennial--Philippine Revolution and Philippine American
- 1893 Chicago World's Fair
The Victorian Society in America
A Righteous Cause - information on William Jennings Bryan and a documentary currently in production.
American Protest Over the Sinking of the Lusitania - by William Jennings Bryan.
Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech, 1896 - given at the Democratic National Convention of 1896.
Golier Online: William Jennings Bryan - chronicling the life of the three-time Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state.
Imperialism, by William Jennings Bryan - speech delivered by Mr. Bryan in response to the Committee appointed to notify him of his nomination to the presidency, at Indianapolis, August 8, 1900.
William Jennings Bryan - biographical information.
William Jennings Bryan & Scopes Trial Info - covering the full range of Bryan's life from his political career to his part in the famous trial over the teaching of evolution.
William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) - brief background on the political leader.
William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925 - concerning the famous lawyer and politician's career, from UMKC School of Law.
William Jennings Bryan: The Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism - speech given by Bryan at the Democratic National Convention held in Kansas City, MO, in 1900
Emma Goldman Papers Excellent site from University of California, Berkeley on one of the turn of the century's most influential radical activists.
- David Levin,
as Romantic Art: Bancroft, Prescott, Motley, and Parkman (1959/1995) Online text of Levin's classic study of major 19th century U.S. historians.
Women's Rights Movement & Women in 19th Century History
Anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement
extensive chronology, resources, inspiration! From 1848 - 1998.
In 1848, the world's first Women's Rights Convention met in Seneca Falls,
New York. Read the document they issued, and the names of the people who
daringly signed it.
National American Woman
1848-1921. Related holdings of the Library of Congress.
Susan B. Anthony University
provides information related to upstate New York, birth of the American women's
rights movement. Resources, sites, events, and historic background
Timeline of Women's
a detailed timeline of the women's suffrage movement. American Women's 72-year
fight to win the vote
Berkeley Bancroft "Suffragists Oral History Project" Access interviews and other materials.
"Votes for Women"
Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
38 pictures from the Library of Congress, including portraits, parades,
picketers, cartoons, and an anti-suffrage display.
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first women's rights convention,
1848, in Seneca Falls, NY. The convention's history, Native American influences
on the movement, heritage trail of related sites, teacher resources, timeline,
Rights National Historic Park
photos, graphic images and primary documents relating to the first Women's
Rights Convention (1848); historic sites related to the movement and biographies
of its leaders.
Worcester Women's History Project
the first national convention called to discuss women's rights was held in
Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1850. Read proceedings of the convention, newspaper
accounts, and participants' critique of the meeting. Also
participants' ensuing discussion of women's rights plus various and changing
biographies of activists.
extensive timeline of suffrage movement events, Sojourner Truth's famous
"Ain't I a Woman?" speech, and the Declaration of Sentiments from the 1848
Seneca Falls Convention.
links to archives and oral history collections featuring lesbian history
Godey's Lady's Book
several complete issues of one of the 19th century's most popular women's
magazines. fashion illustrations galore, plus poetry, engravings, articles.
Women in America,
the accounts of 18 foreign travelers describe the conditions of women's lives
in the United States, accessed chronologically or topically for
scanned images of manuscript pages and full text of the writings of several
African-American women detail the slave experience in at the personal
African American Women: Our
provides biographies, articles and links regarding historically and culturally
important African-American women.
McLeod Bethune Council House
information about Bethune and the extensive archives collection.
abolitionist, women's rights activist. Biography, life chronology, bibliography,
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919)
biography and photos of the self-made millionaire, philanthropist, and social
Native American History
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