World History

GeneralConflicts in the Modern WorldEnlightenment
French RevolutionConstitutionIndustrial Revolution
Imperialism & ColonialismRussian Revolution of 1917World War I
Totalitarianism-Nazi Germany and Stalinist RussiaWorld War II Cold War
Nationalism TodayWe didn't Start the Fire Links

 

General

History and Politics Out Loud
Speeches from: Winston Churchill, William J Clinton, William Orville Douglas, Arthur J Goldberg, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Lyndon B Johnson, John F Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Nikita S Khrushchev, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, George C Marshall, Eileen McCann, Richard M. Nixon, A. Philip Randolph, Franklin D Roosevelt, Earl Warren, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, Jr.
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Conflicts in the Modern World

Enlightenment

Gale's Discovering Collection Internet Databases
Search for the event or person here. (Requires password for off campus use).

Grolier Encyclopedias
Search for the event or person here. (Requires password for off campus use).

Tour Introduction - Enlightenment: Art and Civilization
From the British Museum. "Online tour exploring the themes of the British Museum's gallery 'Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century."

The age of enlightenment in the paintings of France's national museums
"French Ministry of Culture Web site devoted to French painting in the 18th century, the age of enlightenment. Over 100 paintings from French museums are illustrated, including works by Boucher, David, Drouais, Fragonard, Gros, Vigee-Lebrun, and Watteau."

Eighteenth-Century Resources
"Index of online resources on the 18th century, designed for scholars and students. Topics include literature, history, art, science, music, religion, and philosophy. Maintained by Dr. Jack Lynch, English Dept., Rutgers Univ."

Selected Philosophers From the 16th Through the 18th Century
"Profiles and time lines of major philosophers from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Most biographies are followed by links to that philosopher's works. From a history of Western philosophy course at Oregon State Univ."

Historians and Philosophers

French Revolution

French Revolution by HistoryWiz
Start with "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite and go on the interactive tour of the beginnings of the French Revolution.
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French Revolution
An overview of the French Revolution from David Cody, Associate Professor of English, Hartwick College.
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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
Social causes, the monarchy, human rights, songs, maps, a timeline and a glossary are included here.
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Chronology of the French Revolution
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The French Revolution
Summary, explanation and more.
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French Revolution : 1789-1799: Revolutionary Upheaval
People, events and a timeline.
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The French Revolution: 1789-1793
Divided down by events, biographies and a timeline.
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The French Revolution
From Encyclopedia.com
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The French Revolution Websites from About.com
Extensive webguide by "About.com"
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Europe in Retrospect: The French Revolution
Article from Britannica.com
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HistoryWiz: The French Revolution
The Guillotine, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon and more
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Constitution

Industrial Revolution

Inventions Links from PVHS

Samuel Slater: Father of the American Industrial Revolution
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Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Industrial Revolution
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Industrial Revolution
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Industrial Revolution and Victorian Culture
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Industrial Inventions
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Child Labor Photographs by Lewis W. Hine
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Imperialism & Colonialism

Imperialism
Discusses China, Japan, Africa, Middle East, America and India
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Imperialism Resources
Africa, Asia, India.
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The Age of Imperialism
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. That pivotal era in the history of our nation is the subject of this on-line history.
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Imperialism and the Balance of Power
Maps showing Colonial Empires of 1914 and government revenues.
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The Age of Imperialism (History Wiz)
Maps showing Colonial Empires of 1914 and government revenues.
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Imperialism in India
Linked is information on: imperialism from 1498-1740, British vs. French 1740-1761, East India Company, the Sepoy Rebellion, India Nationalism and the fall of the empire.
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Why did the British Empire expand so rapidly between 1870 and 1900?
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British Dominion In Asia, 1894/1910
From the University of Hong Kong.
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Statistics on the Extent of Colonialism
From Mount Holyoke College.

Imperialism in China
List of links.

Rudyard Kipling: The White Man's Burden
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Websites for European Imperialism and Regional Responses
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The Boxer Rebellion
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Empire in Africa, Asia and the Pacific
Topics include: THE BOXER REBELLION , THE BRITISH IN AFRICA , THE FRENCH AROUND THE WORLD, THE GERMANS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND THE SOUTH SEAS, THE DUTCH, PORTUGUESE AND BELGIANS,

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Latin America - Conquistadors, Colonialism, and Dictatorships
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The French in West Africa
From Jim Jones of West Chester University.

THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION
From the Library of Congress.

Russian Revolution of 1917

Russian Revolution
Series of links to the Russian Revolution
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Chronology of Russia
From Bucknell University, select the time period you need.
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Russian Revolutionaries 1914-1920
Find information on the Events, the People, and the Political Groups of this time period

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The Russian Revolution (1917-1921)
Great summary of the events leading up to the revolution, with a timeline, context of the situation, terms, people and events from SparkNotes.
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Russian Revolution
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The Bolshevik Revolution
Short summary from the Library of Congress.
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Russian Revolutions of 1917
Summarization of the important events from Encarta Encyclopedia.
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Clickable map of postwar Soviet Union
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The Soviet Union, 1918-1945
This map shows the land comprising the Soviet Union with additional areas annexed from 1940-1945.
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WHKMLA Historical Atlas: History of Russia
Locate maps of Russia from 1550 until the Cold War. Includes maps from 1913, 1922, and 1937.
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Map Scanned from Atlas
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Alexander Palace Time Machine
Features the history of Russia, the Romanovs, and the Royals through an interactive "time machine".

World War I

World War II

Cold War

We Didn't Start the Fire
Flash program featuring the song by Billy Joel with images of events during the Cold War.
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We Didn't Start the Fire from the BBC
Great site giving details and background information on the events in Bill Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" song.
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We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Behind Billy Joel's Song
Teacher created page expounding on the events covered in Billy Joel's song. (Some links appear to no longer work)
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"We Didn't Start the Fire" (Facts) History Summary from 1949-1989
Divided down by year, this site gives a short summary of the events covered in Billy Joel's song.
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Alternatime
Every conceivable timeline available on the web.
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Timelines of History: 20th Century 1900-2000
Click on the year to find the major event occuring at that time.
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Timelines of History: 21st Century
Click on the year to find the major event occuring at that time.
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HyperHistory Online
Use the frame on the left to choose the time period you need
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History Channel Timeline
Select the century, then the decade and lastly the year to access a timeline.
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Totalitarianism-Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia

Museum of Communism
Find all kinds of information here on countries around the world.
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Stalin
Brief, concise overview of Stalin's life and impact prior to World War II.
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Nationalism Today

Information for all Countries

Library of Congress Country Studies
Find all kinds of information here on countries around the world.
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InfoPlease--Countries Online
An almanac with timely data on countries from geographical information to literacy rates.
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CIA World Factbook
Presented by the CIA, here you can find all kinds of information on countries around the world.
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Comparison Sites

Infonation
Select up to seven countries. Then, proceed to the data menu where you select statistics and other data fields for comparison on economy, geography, social indicators and population.
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Iraq

Israel and Syria

Ghana and South Africa
Mexico and Brazil

Recipes

Iraq

Iraq: History
From Michigan State University..

Iraq
From Infoplease

Iraq
From the World Factbook published from the CIA.

Background Note: Iraq
From the U. S. Department of State

Report: A decade after Hussein, Iraq still grapples with human rights abuses

Isreal and Syria

Isreal: History
From Michigan State University.

Isreal
From Infoplease

Isreal
From the World Factbook published from the CIA.

Background Note: Isreal
From the U. S. Department of State

Syria: History
From Michigan State University.

Syria
From Infoplease

Syria
From the World Factbook published from the CIA.

Background Note: Syria
From the U. S. Department of State

Ghana and South Africa

Ghana: History
From Michigan State University..

Ghana
From Infoplease

Ghana
From the World Factbook published from the CIA.

Background Note: Ghana
From the U. S. Department of State

Independence and Disillusionment in Postcolonial Ghana
Essay from Brown University on the impace of Ghana's independence in 1957.

South Africa : History
From Michigan State University..

South Africa
From Infoplease

South Africa
From the World Factbook published from the CIA.

Background Note: South Africa
From the U. S. Department of State

Reflections on the Challenges Confronting Post-Apartheid South Africa
Essay from a professor at the University of Connecticut noting the history of apartheid and it's lasting impact.

Mexico and Brazil

Brazil: History
From Michigan State University.

Brazil
From the CIA World Factbook

Brazil
From the U. S. Department of State

Brazil
From Infoplease

Mexico: History
From History.com

Mexico
From the CIA World Factbook

Mexico
From the U. S. Department of State

Mexico
From Infoplease

Analysis: How the US 'lost' Latin America
News article.

 

 

updated 10/03/2013