History

American Decades Primary Sources (1900s) and American Decades (2000-2010)​: Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century, each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade.
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Chronicling America- Historic American Newspapers
: Searchable text of select American newspapers from the Library of Congress from 1836-1922, including several from Minnesota.​

Dictionary of American History: A cross section of American history featuring biographies and entries on the some of the most important events in U.S. history.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration
: Essays on immigration written for students, plus statistics and demographics.
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From Suffrage to the Senate
: Women's acquisition of political power in the U.S. from the 1800s to today.
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Middle East Conflict
: Examines the historical events that have contributed to conflicts in the in the Middle East and North Africa.

Milestone Documents in American History
: Full-text primary source historical documents (such as the Constitution) with accompanying in-depth analytical essays.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library: Chronicles and interprets the waves of immigration to the United States, from the earliest times to the present day. Includes biographies and primary sources on the topic (such as legislation).

UXL American Decades: This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, and includes topics such as: arts and entertainment, business and the economy, education, government, politics, law, lifestyles, medicine and health, science and technology, and sports.

UXL American Decades, 2000-2009: Covers the first decade of the 21st Century and includes key events and social history.

Value of a Dollar: Two volumes that provide the actual prices of thousands of items that American consumers purchased from the Colonial Times to the present.  Includes wages, pricing trends and more.

Working Americans 1880-2011: Each volume focuses on a particular class, gender, type or time period of American history, illustrating what life was like for that group over the time period, 1880-2012.

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ArchiveGrid
Historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

Digital Public Library of America: Contains the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. 

Life Magazine Photo Archive: Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.

National Register of Historic Places: The official list of the nation's historic places of interest, that are worthy of preservation.