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Research Guides: American Literature American Culture

Online Resources

  • National Archives
    History and digitized copies of important documents like the Declaration of Independence, Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War photos and various online exhibits revolving around national history.
  • Library of Congress
    Check out “American Memory” and “Exhibitions” to see collections of photos, maps, etc.
  • Digital History
    An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present with interactive time lines, primary sources
  • Illinois Historical Digitization Projects
    Links, images and downloadable videos of lectures on Illinois subjects like Lincoln, the Prairie, Native Americans, Ida B. Wells, and Illinois’ role in various American wars, courtesy of NIU and the Illinois Board of Education.
  • Hyper History Online
    Colorful panoramic time lines of world history, events, movements and people, including American
  • Mapping Colonial America
    Maps and timeline from Discovery and Exploration through A New Nation. From the Colonial Williamsburg Online Museum Exhibits.
  • El Paso and Juarez Borderlands History Articles
    A collection of student written articles on the history and culture of the El Paso, Juarez, Las Cruces border region, comprising the states of Texas, New Mexico, and the Mexican state of Chihuahua.


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