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Best of History Websites
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Current Value of Old Money
This site contains many useful resources for discovering how much today's currency compares to currency from past years. The site covers U.S. and International resoucres and links to resources about specific time periods such as Ancient Rome and Biblical times.
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Site consists of primary sources and and archival materials relating to US history and culture. The information included: broadside collections, book and pamphlet collections, prints and photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings.
National Archives and Records Administration
Provides access to America's historical documents.
Primary Documents on Abraham Lincoln
A project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Also, check out the "Lincoln Log: Today's Date in Lincoln's Life" feature.
Abraham Lincoln's Law Practice Information
A project sponsored by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln site above.
Within this site is "100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to form a more perfect union.
WOMEN WORKING: 1870-1930
The "Women Working" collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, education and social issues are all well documented.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Serves as an introduction to many ancient world cultures, dealing with the "major civilizations of antiquity." Site also offers 14 different scholarly essays on topics ranging from Greek society to the meaning of life.
Contains primary source documents in the areas of economics, history, law, politics.
Repositories of Primary Sources
The University of Idaho's page of links to several online sources of primary source documents.
Country Studies / Area Handbooks
Find information and research on hundreds of developed and developing nations.
Fourth World Documentation Project
Includes essays, position papers, treaties, UN documents, etc. for indigenous peoples worldwide.
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