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A curated guide to the best online content, large and small, in world history through website reviews from the perspective of a world history teacher.
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19th-century American Children and What They Read
19th-century American Children and What They Read is a website born of a passion for exactly that—material written for children, and occasionally by children, in the 19th century.
Children in Urban America
Children in Urban America (CUAP), focuses on children and childhood primarily in the greater Milwaukee area from 1850 to 2000.
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
The images document the history of enslavement in West and West Central Africa, the English and French Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States.
The online collection is of extraordinary quality, both in terms of the scanned images and the contextual detail provided.
A PreColumbian Portfolio: An Archive of Photographs
Each database record includes a caption, a brief (about 20-word) description, and information on the culture associated with the artifact, such as Maya, Olmec, or Zapotec.
Maya Vase Database: An Archive of Rollout Photographs
The vases include scenes of palace life, mythology, warfare, and animals.
Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory
The images, dating from 1843 to the mid-20th century, come from government, commercial, and private sources.
Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
Students may begin by focusing on 'solving' the crime itself, but along the way will be drawn into the consideration of wider issues
Marxists Internet Archive
Because the Archive offers such a wide-ranging set of sources from the Marxist tradition, students can be encouraged to explore cross-cultural comparisons.
The South Seas
A useful site for the study of children in the Pacific Basin is The South Seas, a resource database dedicated to European voyages from 1760 to 1800.