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  Teaching American History Grant Program
The Teaching American History Grant program is a discretionary grant program funded under Title II-C, Subpart 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The purpose of these grants is to promote the teaching of traditional American history in elementary and secondary schools as a separate academic subject.
The goal of this program is to demonstrate how school districts and institutions with expertise in American history can collaborate over a three-year period to ensure that teachers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to teach traditional American history in an exciting and engaging way.
www.ed.gov /programs/teachinghistory   (307 words)

 The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
www.bartleby.com /cambridge   (184 words)

 Multnomah County Library Homework Center - American History - Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
The history and immigration of thousands to the United States in the early 20th century provided by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
The Barlow house, the road and its history, and a summary of necessary provisions needed to reach Oregon territory.
Volcanic history, hazards and seismicity of Oregon mountains.
www.multcolib.org /homework/amhsthc.html   (4440 words)

 Organization of American Historians
The Organization of American Historians promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.
Thanks to the generous support of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Organization of American Historians is pleased to announce another year of travel fellowships for precollegiate history teachers to attend the 2006 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 19 to April 22.
OAH and the Japanese American Studies Association are pleased to announce the tenth year of our joint effort to send three American scholars to Japanese universities for short-term residencies.
www.oah.org   (755 words)

 American History Curriculum Links
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology A collection of interviews with former slaves who discuss their lives before and after freedom.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops 1820 - Present Smithsonian's National Museum of American History creates a virtual exhibit that is packed with data hidden in pictures and charts.
Life History Manuscripts from the Folklore Project, WPA Federal Writer's Project An excellent resource from the American Memory project of the Library of Congress.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /curriculum/socialstd/American_bookmarks.html   (2777 words)

 American Historical Association
he American Historical Association (AHA) was founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 to serve the broad field of history.
The American Historical Review will host an online forum from September 26 to October 9 to discuss the June 2005 Forum Essay, "From Bold Beginnings to an Uncertain Future: The Discipline of History and History Education" by Robert Orrill and Linn Shapiro.
The American Historical Association and the Historians' Committee for Open Debate are independent organizations and are not affiliated in any way.
www.historians.org   (276 words)

 The Japanese American Network
There is often some confusion between "Japanese American" and "Japanese".
In this section, we primarily give attention to the American history that relates to Americans of Japanese ancestry and their contributions to the United States.
If you have a question about JA history, you might try posting a message in this forum, and perhaps another user may be able to help you or give you leads for an answer.
www.janet.org /janet_history/ja_history.html   (77 words)

 Hitchhiker's Guide to American History
Created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college.
The purpose of The History Guide is to better prepare yourself for your history classes and to make your time in class more enjoyable and proficient.
The Department of History at the State University of New York at Albany presents The Journal for MultiMedia History, the first peer-reviewed electronic journal that presents, evaluates, and disseminates multimedia scholarship.
us.history.wisc.edu /hist102/guide/guide.html   (576 words)

 The Journal of American History
For over eighty years, the JAH, published by the Organization of American Historians, has been the leading scholarly publication in the field of American history.
In January 2000, the full text of current issues of the Journal of American History became available online for the first time at the History Cooperative.
Access to journal content is limited to individual members of the Organization of American Historians and to institutions that subscribe to the print version of the Journal.
www.indiana.edu /~jah   (254 words)

 Education First: Black History Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
African-American History was chosen as a topic because of its importance, popularity and the wealth of Internet resources available on the topic.
Black History Hotlist is a starting point for anyone studying African-American events and issues.
Still, this WebQuest isn't about history, it's about the world we live in and the choices our communities have made in the past and students will make in the future.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/BHM/AfroAm.html   (491 words)

 Welcome :: National Museum of American Jewish History
America and to inspire people of all backgrounds to a greater appreciation of the diversity of the American experience and the freedoms we are so privileged to enjoy.
We are in the midst of a capital project to erect a landmark new building which will house our exhibitions and programs, a theater, classrooms, and an education and resource center.
Also located on our site is the Statue of Religious Liberty, commissioned by B’nai B’rith in 1876 and dedicated to “the people of the United States” as an expression of support for the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.
www.nmajh.org   (390 words)

 ReferenceResources:AmericanRevolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A brief history of the tribe in the years prior to the War, and the story of the alliance with the new government during the Revolution;
Fought alongside her husband in the American Revolutionary War, and was the first woman to receive a pension from the U.S. government as a disabled soldier
Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century.
www.kidinfo.com /American_History/American_Revolution.html   (1285 words)

 American History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
American Memory primary source materials regarding the history of the United States.
The American Presidency an image-rich overview of the roles, history, paraphernalia, and biographies of the presidents of the U.S. American Revolution, Images of the National Archives
Chicago History Society files --explores some of the most notable events and characters in Chicago's history: infamous (Al Capone, The Black Sox scandal), tragic (the Chicago Fire), and enterprising (The World's Columbian Exposition, A Century of Progress).
www.accd.edu /pac/lrc/hist-am.htm   (6891 words)

 American Indian Studies
American Indian Studies programs were created at a number of universities throughout the United States beginning in the late 1960s.
The 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island is seen as a watershed event in contemporary Native American history.
The history of the Taino Nation of the Caribbean from October 11, 1492 to the present.
www.csulb.edu /projects/ais   (1236 words)

 Native American history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For other sites that include material on the history of Native Americans see United States History to 1865, United States History from 1865, State History and Pacific Northwest History.
History of Northwest Coast native peoples provided as a timeline illustrated by documents and images.
Collection of scanned documents including flyers and newsletters detailing the history of the American Indian Movement and the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee.
www.lib.washington.edu /subject/History/tm/native.html   (673 words)

 Index of Native American History Resources on the Internet
History and Archaeology of Georgia from the Georgia Encyclopaedia
History, culture, and environment of the Hopi and Navajo tribes
the history of the Ft Lowell neighborhood in Tucson
www.hanksville.org /NAresources/indices/NAhistory.html   (1281 words)

 American Printing History Association Home page
The American Printing History Association encourages the study of printing history and its related arts and skills, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing.
Printing History as well as its Newsletter and special publications; and APHA recognizes distinguished achievement in the field of printing history through its annual individual and institutional awards.
APHA's 2005 Conference: [r]Evolution in Print: New Work in Printing History and Practice was hosted by Mills College, Oakland, CA with more than 100 participants from Thursday September 22nd and Friday 23rd, 2005.
www.printinghistory.org   (956 words)

 JSTOR: Reviews in American History
Reviews in American History provides an effective means for scholars and students of American history to stay up to date in their discipline.
Each issue presents in-depth reviews of over thirty of the newest books in American history—reviews that are far superior to those found in other scholarly journals.
The journal covers all areas of American history including economics, military history, women in history, law, political history and philosophy, religion, social history, intellectual history, and cultural history.
www.jstor.org /journals/00487511.html   (166 words)

 African American History: Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This project documents a selection of important events in African American history, beginning with the Dred Scott case in 1857 and ending with the implementation of school desegregation plans in the 1970s.
The text is entirely original, culled from various school projects and papers that I wrote between 1995 and 1997.
It is by no means complete -- there are some major gaps -- but I am providing it to the Internet community in hopes that future students will not have as much difficulty locating information about African American history as I did when I researched my projects.
www.watson.org /~lisa/blackhistory   (199 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / Home
Everyone is fascinated by what-ifs on every level, from what if I hadn’t gone to that party and met Mary to what if Lee had won at Gettysburg and captured Washington.
Now in its ninth year, American Legacy publishes African-American history and culture, factually and positively; material that is both informative and inspirational.
American Heritage brings our past alive with all the heart and soul, intrigue and invention, that make America the greatest story ever told.
www.americanheritage.com   (353 words)

Milwaukee was once touted as being "the beer capital of the world." Indeed, the city has been home to some of the greatest names in brewing history -- Schlitz, Pabst, Miller, Blatz and others.
Originally published in 1903, this 718-page oversized volume is simply one of the greatest books ever published on beer and brewing history.
Choose from a selection of antique brewery postcards and mail one to a friend on-line.
www.beerhistory.com   (218 words)

 American Legal History
The following are annotated documents for American Legal History, annotations and commentary designed to inform the reader of the results of my research.
For the time being (and probably as a matter of course thereafter) no charge will be made for the duplication and use of these materials for teaching purposes, as long as attribution is made in the use of these materials or derivative versions.
Readers inexperienced with American Legal History are hereby warned that this set of materials does not present itself as a "mainstream" version of American Legal and Constitutional History.
vi.uh.edu /pages/alh.html   (371 words)

 Stars and Stripes: an American History Fanlisting ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Me being a huge history buff, I wanted to open a fanlisting related to history and American history is among my favorite subjects to read about.
In case you don't know, America (or the United States of America) is located in North America and has been an country since July 4, 1776, when the citizens declared themselves independent (it was originally a colony of Britain).
Since then it has become a world power and whether or not you like what has become of the country, you gotta admit the history of America is nothing short of amazing.
www.victorydarling.org /fan/america   (190 words)

 American History - 1970-1979
Indeed, the events of the times were reflected in and became the inspiration for much of the music, literature, entertainment, and even fashion of the decade.
History of art in the 20th Century which includes all art forms and architecture.
There was a definite public yearning for simpler, more innocent times as evidenced by the popularity of the movies, American Graffiti and Grease, which both presented a romanticized view of the Fifties.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /decade70.html   (3055 words)

 HistoryWiz: American History
History Matters Primary documents for the study of American social history from 1846 -1946
Pulitzer Prize winning Author Joseph J. Ellis says in this new biography that Americans see their first president on dollar bills, quarters, and Mount Rushmore, but only as "an icon--distant, cold, intimidating." Ellis gives us a fresh portrait.
The official leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, surviving the expedition in defiance of the odds, returned home to commit suicide.
www.historywiz.com /american.htm   (252 words)

 American University - College of Arts and Sciences (Department of History)
American University's Department of History encourages interdisciplinary study, individually designed programs, and close contact between faculty and students.
The Patrick Clendenen Chair in Early American and Gender History
Other photos courtesy of the American University Library Archives, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and Photodisc.
www.american.edu /academic.depts/cas/hist   (94 words)

 TP: Images of American Political History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A collection of over 500 public domain images of American Political History.
Creation of this collection was supported by a Robert H. Michel Civic Education grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center.
Thanks also to Geoffrey S. Paul for access to his antique books and to the Special Collections Division of the Michigan State University Library for images from the American Radicalism Collection.
teachpol.tcnj.edu /amer_pol_hist   (102 words)

 African American History
Around 3,695 of these soldiers were Black men." Besides giving valuable details on the Black History of the Alaska-Canadian (Alcan) Highway, this wonderful site has many photos showing African Americans building the Alcan Highway.
Focuses on the history and culture of African-Americans and our contributions to the development and growth of this society.
Brief Summary - The William Still Underground Railroad Foundation is a non-profit corporation which focuses on telling the historical events pertaining to the Still Family, the Underground Railroad and Black History in general.
www.aawc.com /aah.html   (877 words)

 America's West - Development & History
Native American Tribes and Nations Native Americans' "CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE", your one-stop source for in-depth and extensive information on Native Americans, covering the past, the present and the future.
Buffalos once roamed from Canada to Mexico and all over the American plains in very large numbers, estimated at about 60 million at the time ("the plains were fl and appeared as in motion").
Buffalos were also the center of life for the plains tribes of Native Americans, providing them with food, shelter, clothing and spiritual inspiration.
www.americanwest.com   (951 words)

 Amazon.com: Magazine Subscriptions: American History [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This magazine is the only one I have found that tells the full whole history in a easy to read interesting format.
I would reccomend it for all Americans who want to know the true interesting history of America and not the shallow 3 minute news driven or HollyWood slanted history.
In some cases it is little known stories about significant events and other times they have stories about little known pieces of American History.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005N7OF?v=glance   (576 words)

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