History and Geography

50states.com: fast facts for each state plus links to  additional information

Atlapedia Online: this Australian commercial site provides physical and political maps of the world and key facts, figures and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy & more..for each individual country; printing maps for individual non commercial and educational use is permitted

American History 102: Civil War to Present: an online college course, including extensive resources, such as photos, songs and lyrics, images and artifacts, and lecture materials. The lectures are available in both audio and text. To access some materials, you must have installed on your computer the (free) Macromedia Flash Player and the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Publisher: The University of Wisconsin

ANYDAY Today-in-History: for each day of the year, long lists of  births & deaths; historical & religious events also listed but not comprehensive

Black Facts Online: searchable online database of quick facts and short biographies

Civil War Index: searchable index of links to Civil War resources; cemetery listings database

Delaware Tribe (Lenni Lenapi): from the tribal headquarters in Oklahoma; loads of information about the tribe in the Delaware Valley during colonial times

Flags of All Countries: images of the flags of the world

Geographic Names Information System: search the US Geological Survey database of physical & cultural geographical names

Google Earth: Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean

Google Maps: interactive mapping service; city-to-city and door-to-door driving directions; search & locate places of interest

Holocaust: Cybrary of the Holocaust: resources on the Holocaust; includes the camps, books, survivors, witness accounts, photos, curriculum guides; searchable

Map Machine: from the National Geographic Society; includes world atlas with maps, flags & short profiles for countries of the world and US states; links to sites featuring cartography, geographical names, map libraries

MapQuest: interactive mapping service; city-to-city and door-to-door driving directions; search & locate places of interest

Native American Indian Resources: database covering both Canada & the U.S.; maps; stories; art & culture; links to tribal sites

The Orb: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies: an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students; includes an online encyclopedia and a textbook library

Thesaurus of Geographic Names: global in scope, lists nearly 1 million place names, including vernacular, English, variants, & historical names; gives current political hierarchy and coordinates; from the Getty Institute

U.S. Department of State Background Notes: information on countries includes brief overview of geography, economics, people, history; includes terrorism; US embassy officials

U.S. Gazetteer: search for a place in the US; database links with Tiger Map Service maps & data from the US Census Bureau

U.S. Geographic Summary Data and Boundary Files: The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides population, housing, agricultural, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for geographic units in the United States from 1790 to the present

U.S. Historical Documents: major historical documents arranged by century

The World Factbook: from the Central Intelligence Agency; for all countries includes flag, map, geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication & defense

The World Wide Virtual Library: History: Gateway to Internet history sources

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