Print, Literacy and Power: To 1900
American Cultures on the World Wide Web
- Edward S.
Curtis's The North American Indian. 2000 photographic images
- Documenting the American
South, including Books About Slavery, printed before 1920.
- 1492: An Ongoing
Voyage, Library of Congress. Inhabitants of America in 1492.
American Odyssey, Library of Congress. Slavery, Free Blacks,
Abolition, Civil War, Reconstruction.
- The African
American Mosaic, Library of Congress.
Colonization in Liberia,
- African American
Perspectives. Pamphlets from the Murray Collection, 1818-1907.
History Is America's History." Highlights: historian and author
Adele Logan Alexander, whose great grandfather-born in Liverpool, England,
to a black father and Irish mother-came to the United States to help free
the slaves during the Civil War and did blockade duty as a seaman with the
U.S. navy; blues musician B.B. King, son of a Mississippi sharecropper who
gained the inspiration to become a musician from his cousin; Richard Gill
Forrester, a 13-year-old black page at the Virginia state capitol in
Richmond at the start of the Civil War who rescued the Union flag after it
was hauled down from the capitol building by secessionists, kept it
hidden, and restored it to the Federal troops who captured Richmond near
the war's end.
Texts of American History on the World Wide Web