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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: A nice young lady in Jennifer Alexander's 4th Grade class found this great resource for the Industrial Revolution and was kind enough to send it along. Great find !! http://www.shopdirectbrands.com/guide-to-industrial-revolution.html

18TH CENTURY HISTORY: Jack has a great set of links for just about anything to do with the 18th Century - from art on-line to genealogy http://www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/

THE PILGRIM SOCIETY MUSEUM - Lots of great information about the pilgrims - http://www.pilgrimhall.org/

JOHN D ROCKEFELLER LIBRARY: Lots of new things on-line. If you are interested in Colonial Williamsburg this is THE place to go. http://www.history.org/

CHECK OUT THE FASHIONS OF THE AGES: Take a look at how Women's fashions have changed over the years. Great, Great Site! http://www.costumes.org/

PRIMARY SOURCES: Before entering this site go get something to eat and drink, kick off your shoes and get ready! A HUGE amount of original documents pertaining to History. But when I say History I'm talking about things like all the issues of Poor Richard's Almanac !! Or how about a copy of the early laws of Virginia? Whew what a great and wonderful resource! http://personal.pitnet.net/primarysources/

EXPLORE THE WORLD OF EARLY AMERICA: An AOL site. Easy to follow links, lots of information. Find out how things "really" were. Check out the "first penny" the first "newspaper", etc. Read a copy of an old newspaper. http://earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/index.html

WONDERFUL SITE!!! Kingwood College has put together a fabulous site. They have broken the century down into sections and each section contains information on Arts, Music, Clothing, People, etc. etc. They include books to browse at the Library of Congress and links to other sites. Plan on spending a good long while here. This page has moved and I've written to the web owner to see if there is a new address. In the mean time go to: http://www.archive.org/ and enter this URL: http://www.nhmccd.edu/contracts/lrc/kc/decades.html

THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST: The 22 states that make up the "West" are covered on this page with links and articles and other things. For example, read all about the "Gunslingers" of the old west - check out the locations of dude ranches - or buffalo, or transportation. Get comfortable and plan to spend awhile http://www.americanwest.com/

THE HISTORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS: Short lived in actual time but long lived in memory and stories. http://www.xphomestation.com/ and more places to relive the time of the Pony Express: http://www.webpanda.com/white_pine_county/historical_society/pony_exp.htm

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: This site is a bit different - it covers the Freedom of Information Act and by state lists what records are available and how to obtain them. http://www.rcfp.org/tapping/index.cgi

TWO COMMUNITIES DURING THE CIVIL WAR - One North, One South: The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin Country, Pennsylvania. http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/choosepart.html

SEARCH FOR YOUR ANCESTORS NAME IN THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: A new web site has opened. It's "A Century of Lawmaking for A New Nation" the US congressional Documents & Debates 1774-1873. So far just the early records are on-line, besides being really interesting, be sure to search for your ancestor's name. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

ON-LINE DIGITIZED BOOKS AND ARTICLES: "The Making of America" Search for any word or phrase and then read the article or book - it uses frames to a degree that you want to strangle the authors of the web site. The digitized pages are saved as gif's. But, it's well worth the work it takes. I found several references to the HAAS name that probably couldn't have been found otherwise. http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/

DON'T MISS THIS ONE! A fabulous page offering an on-line look at The History of the US and other places. Read the true story of the formation of the US government after the War of Independence. http://grid.let.rug.nl/~welling/usa/usa.html

OUR FOUNDING FATHERS: Every 4th of July we are reminded that 56 men placed their lives, fortunes and reputations at risk when they signed the Declaration of Independence. Who were these men? What happened to them? Find out lots of interesting facts. http://www.colonialhall.com/index.php

LOOK AT THE LIFE OF AN AVERAGE PERSON: The WPA Writers Project. Read the story of people's lives as related by the people themselves. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html

US HISTORY SITE: They are now selling CDs but there is still free info available. This site is an exceptional site for US History - it's shouldn't be passed up. http://www.multied.com/index.html

US HISTORY MADE EASY: Search Beat has a great site about history. Get a something to drink before you go here because you'll be there for awhile. http://history.searchbeat.com/

THE HISTORY PLACE: Features new photos each week, articles, books, and opinions. Good place to browse. http://www.historyplace.com/

COLONIAL HISTORY: Has mainly early Colonial History and PA with links to other history sites. Great site! http://www.ushistory.org/index.html

HISTORY OF SOAP MAKING: The Soap Factory has a great article on colonial soap making: http://www.alcasoft.com/soapfact/history.html

COLONIAL WILLIAMBURG - History and information http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/colonial_williamsburg_foundation.htm

JAMESTOWN REDISCOVERED - A look at the great artifacts being uncovered at colonial Jamestown - http://www.apva.org/

VIRTUAL TOUR OF PLYMOUTH (PILMOTH) - neat site lots of information http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation/vtour/

LOTS OF LINKS TO COLONIA SITES: http://members.aol.com/TeacherNet/Colonial.html

PIONEERS OF THE OLD SOUTH - Early Colonial History: Read a super book on how it all began. http://www.ls.net/~newriver/misc/pioneersouth.htm

COLONIAL HISTORY ON-LINE: Read about the Salem Witch Trails, the Slavery Trade, colonial dress for children and adults, info on Plymouth, the Mayflower and a lot of other great info. Unfortunately this site is among the missing. Go to: http://www.archive.org/ and then enter: http://www.jacksonesd.k12.or.us/k12projects/jimperry/colony.html not all of the links work but a bunch of them do. Enjoy.

FOUNDING OF THE ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES: The tangled history of the founding of the original colonies has been untangled at this site. Lots of links to other sites in the articles. http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html

MR JENKINS HISTORY LINKS: This site was designed for college students, but offers info useful to younger students, or "students" of any age. http://www.snowcrest.net/jmike

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: http://lcweb.loc.gov/

HISTORICAL TEXT ARCHIVE (HTA) Lots of information and links. http://historicaltextarchive.com/

HYPER HISTORY: View timelines of major civilizations and famous people. http://www.hyperhistory.com/

WORLD HISTORY ARCHIVES: Great links and information on world history http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/index.html

HISTORY NET: A bit of most everything about history, past and present http://www.thehistorynet.com/

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE: The Smithsonian's newly renovated Web site makes finding information easier to find. http://www.si.edu/

THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Check out "today in history" for each day. If you have the History Channel on your cable service you can check out what's going to be on when and where. It also offers info for those who don't receive the TV shows. http://www.historychannel.com/

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