U.S./World History Links
- Maine marriages from 1892 through 2009!
Death Index - Every person who ever had their Social Security Death Benefit
claimed (more than 120 million people).
1940 U.S. Census - Every
person living in the United States during the 1940 Census. The 1950 Census will
be released in April, 2023.
Goodall Library Obituary Index
– A database of every obituary that has appeared in local papers since the
1890s – more than 75,000. The database will tell you which newspaper, edition
and page in which an obituary appeared.
Ellis Island Family History Center - Every immigrant who came
to Ellis Island between 1882 and 1924!
St. Ignatius & Notre Dame
Cemetery Index- Hosted by the Diocese of Portland.
Find-a-Grave - More than 120 million
graves; many with photos and vital data.
Internet Genealogy Service - Run by the Latter Day Saints. One of the
largest databases in the world. Contains information on mostly older people
(1800s and older).
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the
Internet - The biggest and best collection of Genealogy links in the world!
You probably won't need to go in here.
County Name Look up -
Find a county name by zip code or name of town/city.
Pedigree Chart - Download an extra copy of the chart we use in class.
American Civil War Homepage
- by Dr. George H. Hoemann, University of Tennessee in Kentucky. Lots of links!
Civil War Page - historical information on a variety of topics and issues
relating to the war between the states. From Dakota State University.
Battle Flags of the Confederacy and Civil
War Guns - Renditions of Confederate pattern battle flags with histories;
also some photos of Civil War guns with histories.
Civil War Archive - Regimental
histories, corps histories, battle summaries, rosters, reports, letters, links,
battle flags and diaries.
Civil War History -
leader profiles and battle flags.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
- A computerized database containing very basic facts about soldiers who served
on both sides during the Civil War. From the National Park Service.
Civil War Timeline
Civil War Traveler - information
about battlefields and other Civil War sites in the mid-Atlantic states.
CivilWar.com - historical information
related to the American Civil War.
General Officers of
the Civil War - Pictures of every General in the Civil War!
Images of the Civil War
- pictures of army and navy life, battles, generals, abolitionists, Lincoln's
assassination, and more.
Institute For Civil War
Research - provides detailed histories on every unit and naval vessel that
fought in the American Civil War.
and Military Sources - comprehensive resource for the Civil War.
Racial Satire and the U.S. Civil War - explores visual satire as employed
in the Civil War years.
Selected Civil War Photographs
- selected from the archives at the Library of Congress.
This Week in the Civil War - week by
week history of the Civil War.
Time Line of the Civil War -
from the Library of Congress.
of Captain Henry Wirz - Commandant of Andersonville Prison, 1865.
United States Civil War
American Constitution - A Documentary Record - From Yale University.
Contains every document that influenced our Constitution! From the Magna
Carta, Documents from the Constitutional Convention, the Federalist
Papers, and all important Ratifications and Resolutions!
of Confederation, 1781
Day (National Archives) activity
Hanson - American Patriot and First President of the United States
Hanson - Well written, by Harry V. Martin.
Ordinance - July 13, 1787
Forgotten Presidents - By the National Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution. It's about the seven presidents we had before
States Founding Documents (Constitution, Federalist Papers)
- David Ramsay's
"Life of George Washington," 1807
Farewell Address, 1796
- Historic Supreme
Court Decisions - by Topic - From Cornell University
- King Louis XIV
("The Sun King")
- King Louis XVI
Revolution Homepage - Explore major aspects of the event, or delve
in-depth! Includes links to personalities involved, bibliography, and
Revolution 1789-1793 - Organizes details by key events and persons.
Includes several pictures.
Revolution Links - Links to resources, images, essays, and directories
related to the French Revolution from a French history buff.
Revolution Page - Peruse the timeline of pertinent events, learn about
the three Louis kings that preceded the uprising, or get details on the
Headquarters, The - Harken back to the day when heads rolled with
alacrity and aplomb. Scan the list of those that met their demise for the
sake of the Republic.
of the French Revolution and Napoleon - University of Nevada at Las
Vegas professor provides these links to information about the French
Revolution for the sake of his students.
- Behind the Rose
of Versailles - Discover characters, events, and scripts that inform
about the French Revolution.
Bastille - Examine the full text of William Blake's poem about the
seizure of the Bastille. Also find a summary of the French Revolution.
- Canadian Forces
College - French Revolution - Military guide and links produced by the
- Gives an overview of the French Revolution. Includes a list of causes,
military actions, and outcomes of the war.
of the French Revolution - Resource for a George Mason University
class will also help casual enthusiasts and hard-core Francophiles.
Republican Calendar, The - Discover how to use this calendar adopted
under the reforms of the National Convention.
Revolution - Encyclopedia Britannica - Pivotal events that followed
the overthrow of King Louis XVI in 1789. Includes hyperlinks to pivotal
events and key figures.
Revolution - Images - Examine a substantial collection of images
pertaining to the original Revolution, organized by subject matter.
Revolution - Seminars and Reading Lists - Bibliography offers an
extensive list of books and articles written about the French Revolution
for students of the era.
Revolution - Victorian Web - English professor at Hartwick College
provides a summary of the salient events of the Revolution. Includes
access to primary texts.
Revolution By Caitlin - Explore the causes and results of the 1789
Revolution at this student's resource page.
Revolution Pages - Amateur collection of links and content provides a
glimpse into salient aspects of the revolution.
French Revolution, The - Partial transcription of P A Kropotkin's text
analyzing the activities of 1789-93 provides several chapters in full
Guide - Learning Materials - Features a chronology, a glossary, a bibliography,
and general historical information for this event.
- J. B. Harris
Pages - This resource attempts to construct an easily digestible
reading of the war and its multinational effects.
Online - Advanced Placement location offers resources designed to
facilitate understanding of the period, its people, and the impact of the
Stage, The - History Guide - Lecture 12 from a full series on the
subject covers the first few years of the French Revolution and the
exploded society left in its wake.
- More Radical,
More Complex - Well-organized, highly detailed outline of the
Revolution will serve as a helpful resource to anyone interested in or
researching the subject.
- MSN Encarta -
French Revolution - Excerpt from an encyclopedic resource gives a
history and analysis of the dramatic events surrounding the end of the
monarchy in France.
- MSN Encarta -
Marseillaise, La - Learn who wrote the French national anthem, at what
point in history it gained popularity, and how it got its name.
- MSN Encarta -
Republican Calendar, French - Learn the general structure of the
calendar implemented during the French Revolution, and when it was
initiated and terminated.
Collection - French Revolution - Browse a catalogue of orders of
battle throughout the seven year conflict available for order form this
military history site.
of Versailles - Take a historical look at the Revolution with these
concise essays on Marat, Robespierre, Napoleon, the Bastille, and Louis
Stage, The - History Guide - Read a scholarly, but not too
irretrievably erudite essay on the Revolutionary years 1792-94 in France,
courtesy of The History Guide.
and After - Resource on this tempestuous period in French history
features some pictures and a detailed chronological walkthrough of events.
Française, La - Explore this modest, English-language FAQ on the
French Revolution for historical information and Internet resources on the
Hilton - French Revolution - Describes pre-revolutionary history,
causes of the French Revolution, the role of the National Assembly and
Napoleon's military regime.
French Revolution - World Wide School - Read Thomas Carlysle three
volume work analyzing the events of the eighteenth century revolution.
Includes a search function.
of Warwick - Glossary - Large, helpful index of French terms and
expressions used within the context of the Revolution includes English
- Woodberry Forest
School - Student project presents an organizational scheme of the
revolution. Scan events, biographies, and the timeline.
- Washington Crossing
- Boston Massacre
- Engraving by Paul Revere. Check this one out, then look at the next...
- Boston Massacre
- Hmm... a bit different? Which do you think is more accurate? (courtesy
- King George III - Did
you know George's father (King George II) spoke English with a thick
German accent? His father didn't speak a word of English. George's
I and II were of the House of Hanover... now Germany!. (courtesy - Royal
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II)
- Samuel Adams -
Father of the American Revolution (courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
- James Otis -
Protesting the British writs of assistance, which empowered customs
officers to search officers to search anywhere, even in private houses,
for smuggled goods (courtesy Massachusetts State House Art Collection).
- William Pitt -
Rescued England from defeat in the French & Indian War (courtesy Granger
- Tarring and Feathering -
Yikes!! Me... a tax collector? I'm not a tax collector...
- Charles Townshend -
England's "Chancellor of the Exchequer" (man in charge of
imperial finances). He surprised everyone by proposing new taxes on the
Americans (courtesy Scottish National Portrait Gallery).
to the American Revolution
Plan of Union
- Battle of
Lexington - April 19, 1775
Massacre - Anonymous account of, March 5, 1770
Massacre - Captain Thomas Preston's account, March 5, 1770
Massacre - Early American Review
Massacre - Paul
Revere's Engraving (discussion and image)
Massacre - Yahoo!
Church, Boston, MA ("Old North Church")
Sense, by Thomas Paine
and Revolution 1775-1776 - From the History Place
- Second Continental
Congress, Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Arms, July 6, 1775
Dickinson's Letters from a Farmer, 1767-1768
- Gallery of
Early American Portraits - ARCHIVING EARLY AMERICA
Henry's Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
- Heroes of
the Revolution - Samuel Adams
- Liberty: The Road to
- Minute Man National
Historical Park - In Lexington, MA
Otis, "Against the Writs of Assistance"
of the Stamp Act Congress
and Indian War
- General Edward Braddock
- Being shot off one of his four horses, being assisted by Col. George
Washington (courtesy Wisconsin State Historical Society).
- 1755 - The French
and Indian War Home Page- This site is dedicated to the French
soldiers who came to New France to fight the British. The author of this
page has provided a list of French regulars who fought in the war, and
this information is to be used in a book that the author is currently working
on. Also provided are references to books and other web sites.
Creation of New England - One of the finest map collections in the
world... right here at USM!
James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans - The text of James
Fenimore Cooper's original novel. Isn't the web great?
- Death of
- Essay: The French
and Indian War's Impact on America - A full essay about the French and
Indian War written by a student at a Dutch university. Don't worry, it's
written in English.
and Indian War - This site provides a brief history of the war with
links to contemporary maps.
Champlain and Lake George Historical Site - Contains a geographical
map of the area, links, and a historical tour.
of European Settlements and Indian Tribes, 1750
- Map of
North America, 1763
- Montcalm and
Wolfe - This is an excellent site recommended by the History Channel. The site is
fairly thorough, and provides information about battles, British and
French troops, individual units, and forts possessed by either side, as
well as a comprehensive bibliography. (Turn your speakers down... the site
has loud music.)
Passage" (1940)- One of my favorite movies! Based on Maine
author Kenneth Robert's historical novel. Spencer Tracy stars in the
true story of Major Robert Rogers and his Rangers (see link 13). Academy
Award nomination for Best Cinematography.
- Old Fort
Western - 1754 National Historic Landmark located right here in
- Rogers' Ranging
Company Home Page - A site with general information about the French
and Indian War, and also more specific information about Rogers' Rangers,
the famous unit from New Hampshire.
- Scalping During
the French and Indian War - Yikes! From the Early American Review...
Wolfe's Tomb - in Saint Alphege's Church, Greenwich, London, England.
and Philosophers - Early Modern Period (1500 - 1750)
and Philosophers - Modern Period (1750 - today)
Enlightenment - Internet Modern History Sourcebook, Fordham University
Revolution - Internet Modern History Sourcebook, Fordham University
Portraits - from University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Galilei's Tomb - in Santa Croce Church, Florence, Italy.
of North America
- 1639, Penn's Plan
for Union, 1697.
for Runaway Slave, Additional
- Association for the
Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Jamestown Rediscovery
Declaration in the Name of the People
Island Light - Great site! (FYI - the webpage incorrectly states that
the second order Fresnal lens is in South Portland. It's at Coast Guard
Headquarters in Boston.
Island - The Jasper Deane Account - The captain's Account of what
happened when his Nottingham Galley sank at Boon's Island, just off
of York, Maine.(in pdf)
Island - The Langman Account - The first mate (and others') account of
what really happened! (in pdf)
Church of England in Early America
First Great Awakening
Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Thanksgiving (First Thanksgiving Proclamation, on June 20, 1676, part
of response to King Philip's War)
- Four Models of Colonial Government: First
Virginia Charter, 1606, Maryland
Toleration Act, 1649, Fundamental
Orders of Ct.,
- Samual A.
Green, Groton In the Witchcraft Times
- Louis Hébert
- First Successful European Colonist in North America
Sentence of Indenture, 1775
- Maps of
the New World - University of Georgia
Passenger List and Journals
Geographic Simulation of the Salem Witch Hysteria
Women, and the Family in Early America
of Tordesillas, 1495
Winthrop, "On Liberty"
Winthrop Papers Home Page
- Salem Witch
Christopher - Yahoo!
Columbus - the best sites for kids.
Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Primitivism - Essay by
Michael S. Berliner, Ph.D.
European Voyages of Exploration: The 15th and 16th Centuries -
Award-winning site from the University of Calgary.
Biographies, Nova Scotia, 1600-1700
Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
Ferdinand - Yahoo!
Museum - Newport News, Virginia
Henry the Navigator - European Voyages of Exploration:
- Project X
- World Exploration
& Discovery Of The Last Frontier - Has some nice ship pics.
know any other cool links? Have any comments or questions?
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