History & Social Studies

Resources on culture, government, and history.

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An engaging reference portal to the most-studied topics in US history.

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An overview of world history that covers the most-studied topics.

Books

Americapedia : taking the dumb out of freedom by Jodi Lynn Anderson, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Andisheh Nourae

Biographies of the American Revolution : Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Paul Jones, and more  edited by Michael Anderson

Biographies of the Civil War and Reconstruction : Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and more  edited by Sherman Hollar

Biographies of colonial America : Sir Walter Raleigh, Powhatan, Phillis Wheatley, and more edited by Sherman Hollar

Biographies of the new American nation : George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, and more edited by Sherman Hollar

Biographies of the New World : Leif Eriksson, Henry Hudson, Charles Darwin, and more  edited by Michael Anderson

Biographies of the new world power : Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Alva Edison, Margaret Sanger, and more  edited by Michael Anderson

Gay America : struggle for equality by Linas Alsenas

Great leaders by Brian Mooney

Great philosophers by Jeremy Stangroom and James Garvey

How they choked : failures, flops, and flaws of the awfully famous by Georgia Bragg

How they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous by Georgia Bragg

Lost cities and forgotten civilizations by Michael Pye and Kirsten Dalley

Notorious tyrants by Nigel Cawthorne

The time traveler's guide to medieval England : a handbook for visitors to the fourteenth century by Ian Mortimer

 

Websites

Country Studies - Library of Congress 
Excellent site for descriptions of social, economic, political, historical and national security systems of countries all over the world.

History - Primary Source Materials  
Need primary source documents for an assignment? Try this Library of Congress American Memory resource.

Mythology  
Everything you want to know about gods and goddesses of different cultures from around the world.

Religions of the World  
Quick and detailed information about world religions and the ethics they advocate.

State and Local Governments  
Resource page from the Library of Congress, meta-indexes for state and local government information.

U.S. Government Legislative Information  
Get up-to-date information on current federal legislation, as well as information about other branches of the government.

 

Subject Headings / Dewey Numbers

900's History & Geography

 

Last Revised on
March 2016