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Freedom Narratives

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Altogether, this free online website is an important resource for students and teachers who desire to understand biographical accounts and experiences of people from West Africa who fought to regain their freedom.

From John Bartholomew, Literary and historical atlas of America

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This unusual map appeared in a 1911 atlas of America by John George Bartholomew, a prestigious Scottish cartographer and geographer. In this map Bartholomew dramatized the provincialism of European cartography three centuries earlier. He did so by superimposing the Americas on a reconstruction of a 1474 map of Italian cartographer Paolo Toscanelli. Toscanelli, relying on information of Marco... Read More »

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Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World

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This site offers an archive of speeches by “influential, contemporary women.” Almost all of the speeches in the collection come directly from the authors themselves or from the organizations representing them and have not been published elsewhere.
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Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative

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Perhaps most interesting and relevant for world history teachers and students are the modules that make connections across space and time.

Global Medieval Sourcebook

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A constantly growing depository of medieval texts from 600 to 1600 CE, the GMS—already a valuable resource for medieval historians—will only become more important over time as the digital turn further entrenches itself into the humanities.
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Global Studies at Penn State

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The Global Studies Center website hosted by Penn State strives to create a multi-disciplinary resource for educators and researchers.

Grievance List (September 1789)

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The Haitian free blacks and creoles, many of them substantial property owners and slaveholders, sent delegates to the National Assembly in France with a list of their stated grievances and demands. This list of grievances—modeled on those sent from the various districts of France in the spring of 1789—demonstrates the power of the idea of rights but also the particular concerns of those living... Read More »

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Hanover Historical Texts Project

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The project has taken a selection of more than 115 primary texts in the public domain, in English or translated into English, and made them available to anyone with Internet access.
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Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is a reference, research, and teaching tool for students and instructors interested in global art history or teaching global history through art.

Helsinki Accords: Declaration on Human Rights

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The Helsinki Declaration of August 1, 1975 was a turning point in Cold War relations inside European borders. The Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact countries celebrated the acknowledgment of their national boundaries; a desired goal since the end of World War II. West European democracies celebrated the Warsaw Pact countries' willingness to adopt ten major points of international diplomacy. One... Read More »

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