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Al Jazeera Documentary. Chronicling America - Library of Congress - Historic American Newspapers. GBH Openvault - Special Collections. The American Presidency Project. New York State Historic Newspapers Open Access. Making of America - Digital Library of Primary Sources on American History. Aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Making of America - Digital Library of Primary Sources on American History

The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. New Additions: We have recently added a new feature, subject browsing. 99 more volumes focusing on New York City were added to MoA in June 2007. Discover Economic History. The Living Room Candidate: archive of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to the present.

National Archives. Welcome to the Civil Rights Digital Library. Library of Congress - Digital Moving Image Collections. Black Freedom Struggle in the United States:​ A Selection of Primary Sources. Free online videos: First Ladies of the United States - Video Archives - British Pathé. Free online videos: America in World War I - Video Archives - British Pathé. CIA Declassified Documents Database. President's Daily Brief 1969-1977 The declassified President’s Daily Briefs (PDBs) from the Nixon and Ford presidential administrations in this collection include about 2,500 documents and 28,000 pages.

CIA Declassified Documents Database

New York Public Library Digital Collections. 200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection. Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon.

200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Biology Anatomy and Physiology – Edited by various profs at OpenStaxBiology – Edited by various profs at OpenStaxBiology Pages, John W. Business and Management Business Ethics by Jose A. New York Times Article Archive. African Americans and World War I. World War I was a transformative moment in African-American history.

African Americans and World War I

What began as a seemingly distant European conflict soon became an event with revolutionary implications for the social, economic, and political future of black people. The war directly impacted all African Americans, male and female, northerner and southerner, soldier and civilian. Migration, military service, racial violence, and political protest combined to make the war years one of the most dynamic periods of the African-American experience. Black people contested the boundaries of American democracy, demanded their rights as American citizens, and asserted their very humanity in ways both subtle and dramatic. Recognizing the significance of World War I is essential to developing a full understanding of modern African-American history and the struggle for black freedom. Celebrating Black History With The New York Times. National Archives. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. American Slave Narratives. From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration.

American Slave Narratives

These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered. Each narrative taken alone offers a fragmentary, microcosmic representation of slave life.

Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories  The recordings of former slaves in Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine states.

Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories 

Twenty-three interviewees discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals sing songs, many of which were learned during the time of their enslavement. It is important to note that all of the interviewees spoke sixty or more years after the end of their enslavement, and it is their full lives that are reflected in these recordings. The individuals documented in this presentation have much to say about living as African Americans from the 1870s to the 1930s, and beyond. American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement. Perfect. U.S. Army in World War II Series - U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Americans at War. American Memory from the Library of Congress - List All Collections. Fold3 - Historical military records. Digital Public Library of America. C-Span Videos. UH - Digital History. The African-American Migration Experience - Sources. For enhanced functionality view Flash version of this site New societies, new peoples, and new communities usually originate in acts of migration.

The African-American Migration Experience - Sources

Someone or ones decide to move from one place to another. American History Online. National Jukebox WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language.

National Jukebox

Read the disclaimer Now Playing... Elk's reunion march Le parlate d'amor El teléfono a larga distancia At the jazz band ball Everybody's jazzin' it Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! View This Playlist. History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. Library of Congress. U.S. Presidents. American History. Many Pasts. Many Pasts This feature contains primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history.

Many Pasts

All of the documents have been screened by professional historians and are accompanied by annotations that address their larger historical significance and context.