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American Studies: Websites: History & Culture

Use this research guide to locate resources related to American history and culture.

American Memory

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

The Yellow Pages

A comprehensive website produced by the University of Virginia addressing all aspects of American history, literature and culture.

The Making of America

Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. of particular interest is the full-text collection of 19th Century periodicals.