Toolbox: American Beginnings: 1492-1690

Online Resources
(See also the Supplemental Links included in each Section of the Toolbox.)

American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Exploration and Settlement in North America, from the Wisconsin Historical Society

Early Americas Digital Archives, primary texts, 1492-ca. 1800, from the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

History Matters, primary sources and other resources from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)

Many Pasts (primary texts)
Search Page
Online Forums (Archives, including History of Early Settlement in the U.S.)

Digital History, primary sources and other resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History et al.

Cultural Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas, from the University of Pennsylvania

Library of Congress: Global Gateway (Collaborative Digital Libraries)

Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier / Historias Paralelas: España, Estados Unidos y la Frontera Americana

France in America / La France en Amérique

The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands / De Atlantische Wereld: Amerika en Nederland

Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West / Встреча на границах: Сибиръ, Аляска, и американский Запад

United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures / Brasil e Estados Unidos: Expandindo Fronteiras, Comparando Culturas

Portals to the World

Library of Congress: Online Exhibitions

1492: An Ongoing Voyage
The Cultures and History of the Americas
John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations
The Hispanic and Portuguese Collections: An Illustrated Guide - Encounters in America

Library of Congress: American Memory

Using Primary Resources in the Classroom
American Memory: The Learning Page (site map)
Colonial Settlement
Map Collections, 1500-The Present
Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, ca. 1600-2000
Narratives of Chesapeake Bay and the Washington Region, ca. 1600-1925

Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

Pathfinders and Passageways: The Exploration of Canada
Passages: A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration
Exploration and Settlement in Canada
Tracing the History of New France
New France, New Horizons: On French Soil in America

Smithsonian Institution

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
Crossroads of Continents: Northeastern Siberia and Alaska
Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska
Unmasking the Maya
First American Art
Ancient Mexican Art
Seeds of Change Garden (Columbian Exchange)

U.S. National Park Service

National Heritage Areas
National Historic Landmarks
National Parks (click "By Topic")
National Register of Historic Places

Public Broadcasting System (PBS)

Empire of the Bay (Hudson Bay Company)
The West
Africans in America
Slavery in America
Secrets of the Dead: Jamestown
Secrets of the Dead: Lost Vikings in Greenland
Nova: The Vikings
Nova: The Viking Deception
Nova: Arctic Passage (Northwest Passage)
Nova: Voyage of Doom (La Salle and La Belle)

University of Virginia & Library

Virtual Jamestown
Lewis & Clark: Maps of Exploration, 1507-1814
Electronic Text Center

Toolbox Library: Primary Resources in U.S. History and Literature
National Humanities Center
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Revised: November 2006