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Internet Resources
American Memory: Historical Collection for the National Digital Library.
A rich source of electronic reproductions of texts, images, and film from the collections of the Library of Congress. Users can download a motion picture from as early as 1897, listen to sound recordings from World War I and the 1920 election, or read one of 351 pamphlets written by African Americans between Reconstruction and World War I.

United States Civil War Center.
A site maintained by Louisiana State University that locates and indexes Internet materials on the Civil War. Users can explore more than 2,000 links to archives, booksellers, and other related organizations. Its fundamental purpose, however, is to link users to electronically reproduced documents, which are sorted by source type (diaries, letters, government documents). Users can also search the site internally by keyword.


Library Resources
The ABC-CLIO Companion to Women's Progress in America. By Elizabeth Knappman-Frost. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1994.
Offers brief articles on American women who are notable for contributions to women's progress and covers related topics and organizations. A chronology and bibliography are included.

America: History and Life. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1964-.
Provides abstracts of varied publications on U.S. and Canadian history and culture, searchable by keyword, author, subject, and source. The publication offers in-depth coverage of specialist publications in North American history and allows for interdisciplinary examinations of American culture. Available in electronic format.

Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Brooklyn: Carlson, 1993.
A current and scholarly compilation of biographical and topical articles covering key issues and the lives of African American women, celebrated and unknown, through history.

Dictionary of American History. Rev. ed. 7 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1976. With supplements.
An encyclopedia of terms, places, and concepts in U.S. history. For biographical information, consult the Dictionary of American Biography (10 vols. to date with supplements, New York: Macmillan, 1977-).

Encyclopedia of American Economic History. 3 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1980.
Offers surveys of economic history—chronological, social, and institutional—that provide valuable summaries of such topics as taxation, slavery, antitrust, and social mobility.

Encyclopedia of American Social History. 3 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1993.
Fills in the gaps left by conventional political-biographical history sources. The set presents lengthy and well-documented articles covering topics such as religion, class, gender, race, popular culture, regionalism, and everyday life in the U.S. from pre-Columbian to modern times.

Encyclopedia of the Confederacy.
4 vols. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

Covers Confederate society, culture, and politics, as well as events and people in the Civil War-era South. The articles are alphabetically arranged.

Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies. 3 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1993.
A collection of lengthy essays covering government and law, economic life, labor, social issues, families, the arts, education, and religion, arranged thematically. The third volume contains a thorough index.

Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century. 4 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1996.
An ambitious survey of U.S. cultural, social, and intellectual history in broad articles arranged topically. Each essay is followed by a thorough bibliography.

Harvard Guide to American History. By Frank Burt Freidel. 2 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press, 1974.
Provides citations to books and articles on American history published before 1970. The first volume is arranged topically, the second, chronologically. Though this work does not cover current scholarship, it is a classic and remains useful for tracing older publications.

United States History: A Selective Guide to Information Sources. By Ron Blazek. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
A selective and descriptive guide to research materials in U.S. history, including electronic resources.

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