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Discover quality websites on a range of topics and time periods.

Inset of Puerto Rice from a map of the Spanish American War in 1898

Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age

This site commemorates the Spanish-American War of 1898 that ended Spanish colonial rule in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines, and began U.S. control of these areas.
Photograph of Shanghai city street in 1920

Virtual Shanghai: Shanghai Urban Space in Time

These thousands of photographic images, maps, and texts focus on Shanghai during the pre-1949 period, bringing a wealth of visual material previously scattered among various institutions to students, teachers, and scholars.
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

For teachers and students, the sections dealing with the history of the holocaust, education, research, and contemporary genocides are the most valuable.
Historical map of the British Isles from British History Online

British History Online

This site is a digital library containing more than 800 printed primary and secondary sources—including maps, personal journals and diaries, official and political documents, and quantitative evidence—for the history of The British Isles from the 16th to the early 19th Century.
Portrait of Galileo

The Galileo Project

This award-wining site offers valuable information on the life and work of the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), as well as on the scientific community of 17th-century Europe.
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National Museum of African Art

This site showcases an incredible collection of artwork from across the African continent, including more than 1,500 ancient artifacts, pieces collected in the colonial era, photographs, textiles, and works by modern African artists.
Image from the Endeavor voyage

Papers of Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was the botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook on his first voyage of exploration into the Pacific region between 1768 and 1771.
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Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

A bilingual, English-Spanish website, Parallel Histories assembles approximately 250 documents relating to the history of Spanish presence in the Americas since the 15th century.
A print in yellow ink on blue background of four men steated aboard a catamaran

Formosa

This site consists of firsthand accounts of 19th-century Taiwan from the perspective of European and American visitors.
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Afriterra, The Cartographic Free Library

The maps can be used as important teaching tools for courses on many topics: African history; Atlantic World history; the slave trade; the era of European expansion; environmental history; and military history.
Thumbnail image of a Korean painting from MIA's Art of Asia website

Art of Asia

This site, an integrated, interactive media program, introduces users to the various arts of Asia. The site focuses on MIA’s extensive collections of Asian art, focusing on Chinese and Japanese art.
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SouthEast Asian Images and Texts

This website provides excellent primary and secondary resources dealing with two regions of the world that are underrepresented on the Internet: the Philippines and Laos.
Thumbnail image of Mohenjo Daro, or “Mound of the Dead,” site in the Indus Valley

Mohenjo Daro

It presents 103 images and supporting secondary-source material from excavations of the Mohenjo Daro, or “Mound of the Dead,” site in the Indus Valley.
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Castro Speech Database

This database contains English translations of thousands of speeches, interviews, and press conferences given by Fidel Castro between 1959 and 1996.
Thumbnail image of Descobrimento do Brasil [Discovery of Brazil] by Oscar Pereira da Silva

United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures

The goals of the site are to illuminate Brazilian history, to explore the historical and cultural interactions between Brazil and the United States, and to draw attention to the similarities and differences between these two societies.
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Galileo's Notes on Motion

This presentation of the Codex 72 of the Galilean Collection, focusing on Galileo’s own notes on motion, is a gem. The manuscript offers drafts of theorems on motion, proofs, and three letters written to Galileo.
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Hanover Historical Texts Project

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.
Thumbnail of title image from A picture of slavery, for youth by Jonathan Walker

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860

This site offers 105 documents published between 1772 and 1889 that deal with the legal experiences of slaves and the legal aspects of slavery in the United States and Great Britain.
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Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

The site promises a look at the relation between image and power, from the time of Charlemagne to the time of Charles de Gaulle.
Detail: 1592 letter to Don Pedro Verastigui

Letters of Philip II, King of Spain, 1592-1597

The letters, grouped by the year in which they were written, are offered in a clear, readable facsimile.