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On the Internet
Sites for learning more about early American history.

  • Africans in America: the Terrible Transformation – Tells of the largest forced migration in recorded history and how this mass movement of people was instrumental in the creation of the British North American colonies.
  • American Antiquarian Society – An independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collections include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories.
  • American Journeys – Eyewitness accounts of early American exploration and settlement.
  • American Shores – Search and view maps of the Middle Atlantic Region up to 1850.
  • The Archive of Early American Images – A substantial collection of images from the colonial Americas, dating from 1492 to ca. 1825.
  • Chaco Digital Initiative – Learn more about Chaco Canyon, which was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250.
  • Investigating the First Thanksgiving – The Plimoth Plantation Web site presents an excellent interactive program that helps kids investigate and reinterpret the first Thanksgiving.
  • Raid on Deerfield – Presents multiple viewpoints of a deadly conflict in colonial New England.
  • Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive – An electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692, and a new transcription of the court records.
  • The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries – A look at the role of religion in the development of the United States.
  • The Story of Virginia – A detailed overview of Virginia's history, starting with the state's earliest settlers.
  • Virtual Jamestown – A digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment."