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U.S. History

  • 100 Milestone Documents 
    (National Archives & Records Administration)
    List of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. 
  • American History & Government Hotlist
    (The Franklin Institute Science Museum)
  • American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
    (Library of Congress)
  • Outline of U.S. History (pdf - 4.38MB)
    A chronological look at how the United States took shape -- from its origins as an obscure set of colonies on the Atlantic coast a little more than 200 years ago into what one political analyst today calls "the first universal nation." This fully illustrated edition has been completely revised and updated by Alonzo L. Hamby, Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio University.
  • USA History in Brief 
    this publication summarizes in a few thousand words the history of how the United States was founded and the forces and events that shaped the dynamic and varied country that it has become today.
  • Historians on America
    Historians on America is a series of individual essays that selects specific moments, decisions, and intellectual or legislative or legal developments and explains how they altered the course of U.S. history. The book consists of 11 separate essays by major historians, ranging from The Trial of John Peter Zenger in 1735 to The Immigration Act of 1965.
  • Cultural Maps in American Studies
    (University of Virginia)
  • Douglass: Archives of American Public Address
    (Northwestern University)
  • Historical Documents
    (Library of Congress)

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