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The ruins of Great Zimbabwe's elliptical building

Internet African History Sourcebook

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The site provides broad chronological and geographic coverage, with a particularly impressive list of sources for ancient Egypt and Greek and Roman Africa. It is a gateway to an abundance of information.
Stone tablet from Gilgamesh's Epic.  The specific tablet is number 11 discussing the Flood Narrative.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook

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This site was designed to provide classroom teachers with an extensive, well-organized collection of ancient Mediterranean literary texts and, to a lesser extent, art and archaeological sources.
Hand-drawn map with mountains, rivers, and Japanese characters

Japanese Historical Maps

Review
This collection contains high quality digital reproductions of roughly 100 historical maps produced in Japan from the 17th century to the 20th century.
Image of a Juxtapose map showing land in 2005 vs 2013

Juxtapose: Easy-to-make frame comparisons

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This tool is perfect for historians because it emphasizes visual representations of change over time.
Childhood headshot of Laura Jernegan

Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whale Ship

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Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whale Ship is useful for those seeking primary source material on the myriad of subjects with which Laura Jernegan's young life intersected and to students wishing to learn more about the whaling industry and the adventures of a young girl and her family aboard a whaling ship.

Liberated Africans

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This website retraces the lives of over 250,000 people emancipated under global campaigns to abolish slavery, as well as thousands of officials, captains, crews, and guardians of a special class of people known as "Liberated Africans."
Post-Soviet population table

Long Teaching Module: Nationalities and the Breakup of the Soviet Union, 1989-2000

Teaching

The Soviet Union was a multi-national empire from the revolution of 1917 through the final demise of Communism in 1991. Multi-national in this context meant that all Soviet citizens were defined by nationality, which was a category associated with birth, but also with native language, regional boundaries, and cultural traditions. While Russians always made up the largest single national group... Read More »

Long Teaching Module: The Collapse of Yugoslavia

Teaching

This case study examines the rewriting and reworking of Serbian national history that accompanied the breakup of Communist Yugoslavia, especially by intellectuals, and the role such groups played in reconstructing and resurrecting a distinct narrative of Serbia’s national history.

This long teaching module includes an activity and two primary sources.

Long Teaching Module: The Romanian Revolution of 1989

Teaching

The December 1989 revolution in Romania has been the subject of scholarly discussions, passionate debates, conspiracy theories, and political struggles. In 2004, for instance, an Institute for the study of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989 (IRRD) was founded in Bucharest, headed by then President Ion Iliescu whose term in office was soon to expire. The Institute’s publications have... Read More »

Photograph from the collection of Metropolitan Railways Assistant Guards 'Consulting the Working Book'

Manchester Digital Collections

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An incredibly user-friendly and accessible platform to explore an impressive array of digitized historical and cultural objects

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