Sullivan Family Library | Research | Historical/Political and Social Studies Links

Historical/Political and Social Studies Resources on the Web

African American World

African American history and culture

African Studies

Electronic resources and research materials on Africa

American Civil War Collections

Primary source materials (letters, diaries and newspapers) on the American Civil War

American Indian History and Related Issues

Artwork, photos, video and sound recordings of Native Americans in North America and Indian people of Mexico and Central America

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States

Gateway for researchers of American women’s history

American Women’s History: A Research Guide

Citations to print and Internet sources and selected primary source collections

Amnesty International

Human rights organization

Archiving Early America

Primary source material from 18th Century America

Asian Pacific American History and Culture

Includes Chinese-American Experience, Labor, Civil Rights, Cultural Identity

BBC: Country Profiles

History, politics and economic background of countries and territories

BBC: On This Day

Significant and quirky stories broadcast by BBC News since 1950. Includes World War II section

British History Online

Primary and secondary sources for medieval and modern British Isles history

A Chronology of US Historical Documents

From pre-colonial to present

Digital History

Primary Sources, Ethnic Voices, For Teachers, Active Learning, Multimedia, Interactive Timeline, Visual History, Virtual Exhibitions, Special Topics, History Reference Room

Digital South Asia Library

Reference Resources, Images, Maps, Statistics, Bibliographies and Union Lists, Indexes, Books and Journals, Other Internet Resources – Annenberg Political Fact Check

“Consumer advocate” for voters

Government Web Resources – Library of Congress

Sources of government information

A Guide to the American Revolution, 1763-1783

Digital materials from the Library of Congress

Official Site of the State of Hawaii

Hellenic History on the Internet

Covers all aspects of Hellenic history from prehistory to present

History Explorer

From the NationalMuseum of American History

HyperHistory Online

World history with interactive combination of lifelines, timelines and maps

Images of American Political History

Over 500 public domain images

Korean History Project

Chronology of Korea and its Asian neighbors

Making of America

Primary sources in American social history from antebellum period to reconstruction

National Archives and Records Administration

Nation’s record keeper

National Japanese American Historical Society

History of the Japanese American experience

Organization of American States

“The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world.”

State Government Information – Library of Congress

Links to state government websites

Thomas: U.S. Congress

Legislative information from the Library of Congress

United Nations

US Government Manual

Official handbook of the Federal Government

USA History in Brief

Overview of US history

US Government’s Official web portal

The Victorian Web

Collection of essays about life and culture


Social Studies

Africans in America

Historical narrative, Resource Bank and Teacher’s Guide

The American Presidency

Includes Activities, Teacher Materials and Resources

A Biography of America

Telecourse and video series

Black History

Activities, Biographies, Literature, Quiz, Timeline

Mexico for Kids

History, Government, Biodiversity, Games, News

Mr. Donn’s Ancient History Page

Lesson plans and activities for K -12

Freedom: A History of US

Includes Interactive Games, Image Browser

History Guide

For high school and undergrad students

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

For high school and college teachers and students

The Learning Page: Especially for Teachers

Lesson plans and activities

Student Voices – AnnenbergPublicPolicyCenter

Moderated discussion about government policy and other issues. Includes Student Resources and Teacher Resources

Women in World History

Women’s history in a global context

World History for Us All

Curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools