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Like social bookmarking? Then you’ll love these weblinks chosen by our expert Librarians.
Cilvil War : 2011 is the 150th anniversary, the sesquicentennial, of the beginning of the Civil War, still the deadliest war in American history. Here you’ll find Web pages selected by our librarians to commemorate the anniversary.
The American Civil War - Learn about Civil War parks, historical sites, and memorials throughout the country from the National Parks Service. This website also includes a calendar of national events and links to state-sponsored online resources about the Civil War.
America's Civil War Documents - Read famous Civil War documents online, including speeches by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Frederick Douglass.
The Civil War in Song and Story: 1860-1865 - Use Google Books to browse a 1889 collection of stories, poetry, and song lyrics about the Civil War.
Civil War Librarian - A Civil War scholar and library director blogs about civil war history. Includes book reviews and news relating to Civil War research.
Civil War Maps - View Civil War-era maps of the United States from the collection of the Library of Congress.
Civil War Philadelphia - View images and documents relating to Civil War Philadelphia from the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Civil War Philadelphia and Its Countryside - Learn about the role Philadelphia played in the Civil War through this research guide by the Civil War History Consortium in Philadelphia. It includes an interactive map, a catalog of Civil War-related items in Philadelphia museums, and many links to other online resources.
Nor Long Remember - Watch a 1941 reenactment of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address that includes an imagined discussion by Civil War-era townspeople.
PA Civil War 150 - Learn about Pennsylvania's important Civil War role in this online guide that includes a timeline, interactive map, events calendar, and many informative articles.
Pictures of the Civil War - View nearly 200 full-screen photos of Civil War-era life from the National Archives.
Slavery and the Underground Railroad
Aboard the Underground Railroad - Produced by the National Park Service. The Underground Railroad is traced through sites across the U.S.
African American Web Connection - A family-oriented web site designed for African American users and rated safe for children.
Africans in America - Presented in the form of a timeline, this companion piece to the PBS series documents the journey of a people from 1450 to 1865.
Afro-American Almanac - A web site devoted to African-American history
American Slave Narratives: an online anthology - Slave narratives collected during the WPA era and mounted on the University of Virginia website.
Library of Congress archives - High points of Black History explored.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Online companion to a new museum being built in Ohio.
North American Slave Narratives - Documents the individual and collective story of the African American struggle for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Remembering Slavery - The Smithsonian Institution has created this site where African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and emancipation.
Underground Railroad - Introduction to the Underground Railroad that includes an interactive journey to freedom, timeline, brief biographies of abolitionists, pictures, and music. Includes teacher's page and links to other sites.