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American Civil War Collections U of Virginia

American Civil War Resources

American Memory Collections: All Collections (Library of Congress)

American Revolution (National Park Service)

American Revolution (PBS)

Apology to Native Peoples of the United States (signed into law by President Obama, December 19, 2009) (scroll to page 45)
     - S. J. RES. 14 (Senate Resolution as introduced to the U.S. Senate on April 30, 2009)

Archive for the History of Economic Thought (McMaster U)

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873 (Library of Congress)

Civil Rights History Project

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection (1859-1923)

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy (U.S. Government Printing Office) 

The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (Cornell U)

Digital Classroom (National Archives and Records Administration)

Digital History (University of Houston)

DOCS Teach (National Archives) (1000s of primary source documents)

Documents for the Study of American History 

Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention (Library of Congress)

The Exhibit Hall (National Archives and Records Administration)

Federalist Papers (Library of Congress)

Founders Early Access (heretofore unpublished Presidential Papers)

Founders Online (National Archives)

Frederick Douglass Virtual Museum Exhibit (National Park Service)

The Gettysburg Address (as inscribed on the Lincoln Memorial) (photo)

The Gettysburg Address (Library of Congress)

Hanover Historical Texts Project (Hanover College)

Historical African American Newspapers (Marist College)


Images of the American Revolution (National Archives)

Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial (National Archives & Footnote.com)

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Digital Archives

Kentuckiana Digital Library Historic Documents

Kentuckiana Digital Library Historic Newspapers (1886-1912)

The Liberator (1831-1865) edited by William Lloyd Garrison

Martin Luther King, Jr. Digital Archive (The King Center)

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project (Stanford University)

Milestone Documents (National Archives and Records Administration)

Model Editions Partnership: Historical Editions in the Digital Age (U of South Carolina)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

National Archives (Getting Started with Primary Sources in the Classroom)

Original Documents (National Archives & Footnote.com)

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum 

The Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century

Primary Documents in American History (Library of Congress)

Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project

S. RES. 39 ("Apologizing to the victims of lynching and the descendants
of those victims for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching
legislation") Congressional Record 6-13-2005 - Senate Comments

SlaveryStories.org (Scholastic)

Speech and Sentence of John Brown – November 2, 1859

Statutes of the United States Concerning Slavery (The Avalon Project, Yale Law School)

Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe

U.S. Presidents: 11 Collections (LIbrary of Congress)

Underground Railroad (National Underground Railroad Freedom Center)

The Underground Railroad by William Still

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (U of Virginia)

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799 (U of Virginia)


The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale Law School)

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (United Nations, September 13, 2007)

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe: Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations

In the First Person (an index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives)

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (Boston Public Library)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in over 250 languages) (United Nations, 1948)

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