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Mourning Lincoln - Martha Hodes
ISBN: 9780300195804
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
Public responses to the assassination have been well chronicled, but this book is the first to delve into the personal and intimate responses of everyday people—northerners and southerners, soldiers and civilians, black people and white, men and women, rich and poor.
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The Invisible Bridge - Rick Perlstein
Call Number: E855 .P468 2014
ISBN: 9781476782416
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
A portrait of the United States during the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.

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The Lost Apple - Maria de los Angeles Torres
Call Number: HV640.5 .C9 567 2003
ISBN: 0807002321
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
..AN attempt to piece together from disparate sources a more nuanced, layered, and comprehensive account of this journey....Refugee children -- Cuba.
Refugee children -- United States.
Refugee children -- Services for -- United States.

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Cuba since the Revolution Of 1959 - Samuel Farber
Call Number: F1788 .F326 2011
ISBN: 9781608461394
Publication Date: 2011-12-13
Farber provides a critical analysis of the revolution's impact and legacy on Cuba.

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    HISTORY E-RESOURCES

    • 23 Maps and Charts on Language
      "The limits of my language," the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once posited, "mean the limits of my world." Explaining everything within the limits of the world is probably too ambitious a goal for a list like this. But here are 23 maps and charts that can hopefully illuminate small aspects of how we manage to communicate with one another.
    • African American History Program/National Academy of Science
      African Americans have made significant contributions to science, engineering, and medicine. Many of these researchers, scholars, and practitioners had to overcome tremendous obstacles. New knowledge born from their brilliance and perseverance has benefited humankind
    • Avalon Project  
        
      The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. Recommended by: Mr. Alex Consuegra
    • CIAO  
        
      Columbia International Affairs Online. A source for theory and research in international affairs.
    • The Constitution - Interactive Constitution App
      On this site, constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. For each provision of the Constitution, scholars of different perspectives discuss what they agree upon, and what they disagree about. These experts were selected with the guidance of leaders of two prominent constitutional law organizations—The American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society. This project is sponsored by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
    • EBSCO Research Databases
      Leading research databases & discovery service providing scholarly journals, ...
    • Encyclopedia Britannica
      Encyclopedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.
    • Gale Virtual Research Library  
        
      Gale databases focus on the humanities, theology, ethnic studies, music, women's studies and more. It contains peer reviewed journals, conference papers, and periodicals.
    • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History  
        
      “History by Era” is the Institute’s gateway to our historical content. Each of the ten Eras is divided into thematic Sub-eras, which all follow the same template so readers can move easily from one to another: and more...
    • Global Gateway
      World Culture and Resources
    • JSTOR
      A digital library of more than 1500 searchable academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities - many come from peer-reviewed publications.
    • Library of Congress - American History
      These pages link to selected collection content available online at the Library of Congress, arranged by broad categories. The Library's online content represents only a small percentage of its physical holdings.
    • Library of Congress - Civil War
      Examine different points of view from both the Union and the Confederacy through poetry, music, images, letters, maps and other primary documents. Hear former slaves tell their stories, and read first-hand accounts by Civil War women.
    • Library of Congress - Slavery
    • Map-as-History  
        
      The largest online collection of animated historical maps. Recommended by: Mr. Alex Consuegra
    • Maps101
      Maps complimenting history, social studies, geography, curriculum materials includes teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, 4000 thematic maps.
    • National Security Archive : Cold War Declassified  
        
      The National Security Archive is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1985 by a group of journalists and scholars who sought a centralized home for formerly secret U.S. government documentation obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The National Security Archive is proud to have had the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the Cold War series.
    • Project Gutenberg
      Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks".[2] It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library.[3] Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. As of March 2014, Project Gutenberg claimed over 47,000 items in its collection.
    • Questia  
        
      A library containing books and journal articles on subjects such as history, philosophy, economics, political science. Includes magazine and newspaper articles. 70,000 online books. Contact Ms. Rand to set up your account.
    • World War II - explained in maps
      World War II was a great tragedy, claiming 60 million lives and throwing millions more into turmoil. Yet the war also spurred rapid technological development, hastened the end of colonialism, and laid the foundation for institutions like the United Nations and the European Union. Here are 42 maps that explain the conflict — how it started, why the Allies won, and how it has shaped the modern world.

    Records of the American Colonies

    History - MIT Courseware

    This site has provided a collection of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science courses and resources from across MIT. Some are materials that were used to teach MIT undergraduates, while others were designed specifically for high school students.

     

    HISTORY BOOKS IN FOUNDERS

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    The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Robert J. Gordon
    Call Number: HD6983 .G69 2016
    ISBN: 9780691147727
    Publication Date: 2016-01-12
    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from forty-five to seventy-two years. Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth provides an in-depth account of this momentous era. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end?

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    The Half Has Never Been Told - Edward E. Baptist
    Call Number: E441 .B337 2014
    ISBN: 9780465002962
    Publication Date: 2014-09-09
    Subject: SLAVERY - As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy.

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    Dead Wake - Erik Larson
    ISBN: 9780307408860
    Publication Date: 2015-03-10
    "The bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Thunderstruck puts his mastery of penning parallel narratives on display as he tells the tale of the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine, building an ever-growing sense of dread as the two vessels draw closer to their lethal meeting...He goes well beyond what's taught in history classes to offer insights into British intelligence and the dealings that kept the ship from having the military escort so many passengers expected to protect it...By piecing together how politics, economics, technology, and even the weather combined to produce an event that seemed both unlikely and inevitable, he offers a fresh look at a world-shaking disaster."
    —The Onion A/V Club

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    Lawrence in Arabia - Scott Anderson
    Call Number: D568.4 .L45A66 2013
    ISBN: 9780385532921
    Publication Date: 2013-08-06
    Playboys in the holy land -- A very unusual type -- Another and another nice thing -- To the last million -- A despicable mess -- The keepers of secrets -- Treachery -- The battle joined -- The man who would be kingmaker -- Neatly in the void -- A mist of deceits -- An audacious scheme -- Aqaba -- Hubris -- To the flame -- A gathering fury -- Solitary pursuits -- Damascus -- Epilogue: Paris.

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