Early U.S./World History
Maine State Archives - Marriage Search Form - Maine marriages from
1892 through 2009!
Maine State Archives - Death History Search Form - Deaths that occurred in
Maine from 1960 through 2009!
Social Security Death Index - Every person who ever had their Social
Security Death Benefit claimed (more than 120 million people).
1940 U.S. Census - Every person living in the United States during the 1940 Census. The 1950 Census will be released in April, 2023.
Ellis Island Family History Center - Every immigrant who came to Ellis Island between 1882 and 1924!
St. Ignatius & Notre Dame Cemetery Index- Hosted by the Diocese of Portland.
Find-a-Grave - More than 120 million graves; many with photos and vital data.
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service - Run by the Latter Day Saints. One
of the largest databases in the world. Contains information on mostly older
people (1800s and older).
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - The biggest and best
collection of Genealogy links in the world! You probably won't need to go in
County Name Look up
- Find a county name by zip code or name of town/city.
Cascading Pedigree Chart - Download an extra copy of the chart we use in class.
Civil War Homepage - by Dr. George H. Hoemann, University of
Tennessee in Kentucky. Lots of links!
Civil War Page - historical information on a variety of topics
and issues relating to the war between the states. From Dakota
Battle Flags of the
Confederacy and Civil War Guns - Renditions of Confederate
pattern battle flags with histories; also some photos of Civil War
guns with histories.
Civil War Archive
- Regimental histories, corps histories, battle summaries,
rosters, reports, letters, links, battle flags and diaries.
War History - leader profiles and battle flags.
Civil War Soldiers and
Sailors System - A computerized database containing very basic
facts about soldiers who served on both sides during the Civil
War. From the National Park Service.
Civil War Traveler -
information about battlefields and other Civil War sites in the
historical information related to the American Civil War.
Officers of the Civil War - Pictures of every General in the
of the Civil War - pictures of army and navy life, battles,
generals, abolitionists, Lincoln's assassination, and more.
For Civil War Research - provides detailed histories on every
unit and naval vessel that fought in the American Civil War.
and Military Sources - comprehensive resource for the Civil
Racial Satire and the U.S. Civil War - explores visual satire
as employed in the Civil War years.
Civil War Photographs - selected from the archives at the
Library of Congress.
This Week in the Civil
War - week by week history of the Civil War.
Time Line of
the Civil War - from the Library of Congress.
of Captain Henry Wirz - Commandant of Andersonville Prison,
American Constitution - A Documentary Record - From Yale
University. Contains every document that influenced our
Constitution! From the Magna Carta, Documents from the
Constitutional Convention, the Federalist Papers, and all
important Ratifications and Resolutions!
of Confederation, 1781
Day (National Archives) activity
Hanson - American Patriot and First President of the United
Hanson - Well written, by Harry V. Martin.
Ordinance - July 13, 1787
Forgotten Presidents - By the National Society of the Sons of
the American Revolution. It's about the seven presidents we had
- Thomas Jefferson
- United States
Founding Documents (Constitution, Federalist Papers)
Ramsay's "Life of George Washington," 1807
- George Washington
Farewell Address, 1796
Supreme Court Decisions - by Topic - From Cornell
- King Louis XIV ("The Sun
- King Louis XVI
Revolution Homepage - Explore major aspects of the event, or
delve in-depth! Includes links to personalities involved,
bibliography, and primary sources.
Revolution 1789-1793 - Organizes details by key events and
persons. Includes several pictures.
Revolution Links - Links to resources, images, essays, and
directories related to the French Revolution from a French history
Revolution Page - Peruse the timeline of pertinent events,
learn about the three Louis kings that preceded the uprising, or
get details on the battles themselves.
Headquarters, The - Harken back to the day when heads rolled
with alacrity and aplomb. Scan the list of those that met their
demise for the sake of the Republic.
- Age of
the French Revolution and Napoleon - University of Nevada at
Las Vegas professor provides these links to information about the
French Revolution for the sake of his students.
the Rose of Versailles - Discover characters, events, and
scripts that inform about the French Revolution.
Bastille - Examine the full text of William Blake's poem about
the seizure of the Bastille. Also find a summary of the French
Forces College - French Revolution - Military guide and links
produced by the Canadian Government.
- Gives an overview of the French Revolution. Includes a list of
causes, military actions, and outcomes of the war.
- Era of
the French Revolution - Resource for a George Mason University
class will also help casual enthusiasts and hard-core
Republican Calendar, The - Discover how to use this calendar
adopted under the reforms of the National Convention.
Revolution - Encyclopedia Britannica - Pivotal events that
followed the overthrow of King Louis XVI in 1789. Includes
hyperlinks to pivotal events and key figures.
Revolution - Images - Examine a substantial collection of
images pertaining to the original Revolution, organized by subject
Revolution - Seminars and Reading Lists - Bibliography offers
an extensive list of books and articles written about the French
Revolution for students of the era.
Revolution - Victorian Web - English professor at Hartwick
College provides a summary of the salient events of the
Revolution. Includes access to primary texts.
Revolution By Caitlin - Explore the causes and results of the
1789 Revolution at this student's resource page.
Revolution Pages - Amateur collection of links and content
provides a glimpse into salient aspects of the revolution.
French Revolution, The - Partial transcription of P A
Kropotkin's text analyzing the activities of 1789-93 provides
several chapters in full detail.
Guide - Learning Materials - Features a chronology, a
glossary, a bibliography, and general historical information for
B. Harris Pages - This resource attempts to construct an
easily digestible reading of the war and its multinational
Online - Advanced Placement location offers resources designed
to facilitate understanding of the period, its people, and the
impact of the revolution.
Stage, The - History Guide - Lecture 12 from a full series on
the subject covers the first few years of the French Revolution
and the exploded society left in its wake.
Radical, More Complex - Well-organized, highly detailed
outline of the Revolution will serve as a helpful resource to
anyone interested in or researching the subject.
Encarta - French Revolution - Excerpt from an encyclopedic
resource gives a history and analysis of the dramatic events
surrounding the end of the monarchy in France.
Encarta - Marseillaise, La - Learn who wrote the French
national anthem, at what point in history it gained popularity,
and how it got its name.
Encarta - Republican Calendar, French - Learn the general
structure of the calendar implemented during the French
Revolution, and when it was initiated and terminated.
Collection - French Revolution - Browse a catalogue of orders
of battle throughout the seven year conflict available for order
form this military history site.
of Versailles - Take a historical look at the Revolution with
these concise essays on Marat, Robespierre, Napoleon, the
Bastille, and Louis XVI.
Stage, The - History Guide - Read a scholarly, but not too
irretrievably erudite essay on the Revolutionary years 1792-94 in
France, courtesy of The History Guide.
- Revolution and
After - Resource on this tempestuous period in French history
features some pictures and a detailed chronological walkthrough of
Française, La - Explore this modest, English-language
FAQ on the French Revolution for historical information and
Internet resources on the subject.
Hilton - French Revolution - Describes pre-revolutionary
history, causes of the French Revolution, the role of the National
Assembly and Napoleon's military regime.
French Revolution - World Wide School - Read Thomas Carlysle
three volume work analyzing the events of the eighteenth century
revolution. Includes a search function.
of Warwick - Glossary - Large, helpful index of French terms
and expressions used within the context of the Revolution includes
Forest School - Student project presents an organizational
scheme of the revolution. Scan events, biographies, and the
Road to the American
- Washington Crossing the
- Boston Massacre -
Engraving by Paul Revere. Check this one out, then look at the
- Boston Massacre -
Hmm... a bit different? Which do you think is more accurate?
(courtesy Granger Collection.)
- King George III - Did you
know George's father (King George II) spoke English with a thick
German accent? His father didn't speak a word of English.
George's I and II were of the House of Hanover... now Germany!.
(courtesy - Royal Collection
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II)
- Samuel Adams - Father of
the American Revolution (courtesy Museum of Fine Arts,
- James Otis - Protesting the
British writs of assistance, which empowered customs officers to
search officers to search anywhere, even in private houses, for
smuggled goods (courtesy Massachusetts State House Art
- William Pitt - Rescued
England from defeat in the French & Indian War (courtesy
- Tarring and Feathering - Yikes!!
Me... a tax collector? I'm not a tax collector...
- Charles Townshend -
England's "Chancellor of the Exchequer" (man in charge of imperial
finances). He surprised everyone by proposing new taxes on the
Americans (courtesy Scottish National Portrait Gallery).
French and Indian
- Albany Plan
of Lexington - April 19, 1775
Massacre - Anonymous account of, March 5, 1770
Massacre - Captain Thomas Preston's account, March 5,
Massacre - Early American Review
Massacre - Paul
Revere's Engraving (discussion and image)
Massacre - Yahoo!
Church, Boston, MA ("Old North Church")
Sense, by Thomas Paine
and Revolution 1775-1776 - From the History Place
Continental Congress, Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of
Arms, July 6, 1775
Dickinson's Letters from a Farmer, 1767-1768
of Early American Portraits - ARCHIVING EARLY AMERICA
Henry's Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
of the Revolution - Samuel Adams
The Road to Revolution
Man National Historical Park - In Lexington, MA
Otis, "Against the Writs of Assistance"
of the Stamp Act Congress
- General Edward Braddock -
Being shot off one of his four horses, being assisted by Col.
George Washington (courtesy Wisconsin State Historical
- 1755 - The French and
Indian War Home Page- This site is dedicated to the French
soldiers who came to New France to fight the British. The author
of this page has provided a list of French regulars who fought in
the war, and this information is to be used in a book that the
author is currently working on. Also provided are references to
books and other web sites.
Creation of New England - One of the finest map collections in
the world... right here at USM!
James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans - The text
of James Fenimore Cooper's original novel. Isn't the web
of General Wolfe
The French and Indian War's Impact on America - A full essay
about the French and Indian War written by a student at a Dutch
university. Don't worry, it's written in English.
and Indian War - This site provides a brief history of the war
with links to contemporary maps.
- Lake Champlain
and Lake George Historical Site - Contains a geographical map
of the area, links, and a historical tour.
of European Settlements and Indian Tribes, 1750
of North America, 1763
- Montcalm and
Wolfe - This is an excellent site recommended by the History
Channel. The site is fairly thorough, and provides information
about battles, British and French troops, individual units, and
forts possessed by either side, as well as a comprehensive
bibliography. (Turn your speakers down... the site has loud
- "Northwest Passage"
(1940)- One of my favorite movies! Based on Maine
author Kenneth Robert's historical novel. Spencer Tracy stars
in the true story of Major Robert Rogers and his Rangers (see link
13). Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.
- Old Fort Western -
1754 National Historic Landmark located right here in
- Rogers' Ranging Company Home
Page - A site with general information about the French and
Indian War, and also more specific information about Rogers'
Rangers, the famous unit from New Hampshire.
During the French and Indian War - Yikes! From the Early
American Review... well written.
Wolfe's Tomb - in Saint Alphege's Church, Greenwich, London,
Settlers of North
and Philosophers - Early Modern Period (1500 - 1750)
and Philosophers - Modern Period (1750 - today)
Enlightenment - Internet Modern History Sourcebook, Fordham
Revolution - Internet Modern History Sourcebook, Fordham
Portraits - from University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Galilei's Tomb - in Santa Croce Church, Florence, Italy.
Plan for Union, 1697.
for Runaway Slave, Additional
- Association for the
Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Jamestown
Declaration in the Name of the People
- Boon Island
Light - Great site! (FYI - the webpage incorrectly states that
the second order Fresnal lens is in South Portland. It's at Coast
Guard Headquarters in Boston.
Island - The Jasper Deane Account - The captain's Account of
what happened when his Nottingham Galley sank at Boon's
Island, just off of York, Maine.(in pdf)
Island - The Langman Account - The first mate (and others')
account of what really happened! (in pdf)
Church of England in Early America
First Great Awakening
Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Thanksgiving (First Thanksgiving Proclamation, on June 20,
1676, part of response to King Philip's War)
- Four Models of Colonial Government: First
Virginia Charter, 1606, Maryland
Toleration Act, 1649, Fundamental
Orders of Ct.,
A. Green, Groton In the Witchcraft Times
Hébert - First Successful European Colonist in North
- A Sentence
of Indenture, 1775
of the New World - University of Georgia
Passenger List and Journals
Geographic Simulation of the Salem Witch Hysteria
Women, and the Family in Early America
of Tordesillas, 1495
Winthrop, "On Liberty"
- John Winthrop
Papers Home Page
- Salem Witchcraft
- Salem Witch
Christopher - Yahoo!
Columbus - the best sites for kids.
Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Primitivism -
Essay by Michael S. Berliner, Ph.D.
European Voyages of Exploration: The 15th and 16th Centuries -
Award-winning site from the University of Calgary.
Biographies, Nova Scotia, 1600-1700
Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
Ferdinand - Yahoo!
Museum - Newport News, Virginia
Henry the Navigator - European Voyages of Exploration:
Exploration & Discovery Of The Last Frontier - Has some
nice ship pics.
Do you know any other cool links? Have any
comments or questions?
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