Duke University Libraries - Digital Collections. Duke has published 410 interviews from African-Americans living in North Carolina from the 1890's until the end of segregation in the 1960's.
Library of Congress. Primary source documents and images offer a vivid description of the Corps of Discovery. Flash required.
Abraham Lincoln Association. Their goal: "To observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career." Includes digitized works and publications.
Google. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is now a participant in this website filled with public domain works of art. A feast for the eyes as well as a treasure trove of tools for your classroom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need some help figuring out how to add fine art to your curriculum.
Although this lesson plan focuses on a different sculpture, consider using "The Freedman" from the Carter to get a different perspective on the impace of this military unit on US history. Request a digital copy of this sculpture via the email above.
National Endowment for the Humanities. The Emanicipation Proclamation was Lincoln's first attemp to broaden the the goals of the Union in the Civil War. Use in conjunction with several paintings and scuplture from the Amon Carter to tell the full story.
WGBH Boston. "Was a civil war inevitable over slavery in America? No. A war was not necessarily inevitable over slavery in America, but a deep conflict over slavery was. Any nation ... that founds itself on the creeds of life, liberty, the pursuit of happ
Terra Foundation & Partners. This site "is intended to help teachers and students learn about the Civil War-its causes and effects-and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art." Highly recommended.
PoemHunter.com Who better to eulogize Lincoln that his most eloquent opponent? Bryant's respect and admiration for the fallen leader is evident in the words of this touching poem from the Civil War era.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Haunting battlefield photographs are used to examine this horrific period of our history. Particularly moving is the original sound work "completely silenced" by artist Steve Roden that includes nineteenth century instruments and sound effects that mimic what civil war soldiers heard at the time. The Alexander Gardner photographs are available from the TRC.
The Museum of the Confederacy. This was the first war to utilize air power on both sides of the conflict. This video discusses aerial reconnaissance and the use of balloons during the Civil War. Museum staff members discuss Confederate aeronauts John Randolph Bryan and Edward Porter Alexander and their missions during the Peninsula Campaign.