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Jennifer Garcia

The Plantation Letters, Home - 17 views

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    "This teaching resource includes digitized selections from the Cameron Family Papers extracted from the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. The resource is designed for non-commercial use by educators and students interested in themes associated with antebellum plantation life. The original Cameron Family Papers (1757-1978) include some 35,000 undigitized items available for public perusal in the university's Wilson Library. This web resource presents only a small fraction of the total available documents, as identified and digitized by the site designers to best represent themes associated with traditionally underrepresented persons on antebellum plantations, namely slaves, women, and children. The Camerons regularly communicated by post with their family, friends, and business associates (overseers, tradespersons, and merchants). The level of detail provided in their personal communication provides a rich context for the study of antebellum plantation life in the southern United States.


    Site users may either search for letters related to a particular theme, or browse available letters using the index of letters page. All letters have been tagged by subject/theme. Letters are available in Macromedia Flashpaper format (.swf). Users may choose to view the original source letter, a typed transcription of the original text (easier to read), or both. The transcription is recommended to teachers and students with limited time, given the difficulty in deciphering original text. "
David Hilton

Australian War Memorial - War Diaries - 6 views

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    Digitised images of selected original war diaries recording the daily activities of Australian Army units are available for the following conflicts:
    * First World War
    * Second World War
    * Korean War
    * South East Asian Conflicts
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    Only selected war diaries are included.
David Hilton

Home - Simon Wiesenthal Center Multimedia Learning Center - 5 views

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    Heaps of links to source sites and other historical materials to do with the Holocaust.
David Hilton

Repertory of Primary Source Databases | The History Education Network - 4 views

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    A list of links to sites focussed mainly on Canadian history. Has French bits too. I wish I could speak French.
David Hilton

Spy Letters of the American Revolution -- From the Collections of the Clements Library,... - 11 views

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    Fascinating topic and seems to have been created with specifically for use by teachers.
David Hilton

Vincent van Gogh The Letters - 7 views

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    Vincent Van Gogh's 902 letters from and to him, now available online freely. The letters are translated into English and richly annotated and illustrated with new transcriptions and translations edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker for the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Huyghens Institute - KNAW.
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    Wonder if any future historians will bookmark a collection of Damien Hirst's emails and share it to Diigo?
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    The link is broken. Please, add an ending slash: http://vangoghletters.org/vg/
    Thanks for the suggestion
David Hilton

History of Spain: Primary Documents - EuroDocs - 4 views

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    EuroDocs rocks!
David Hilton

Letters of Philip II, King of Spain, 1592 - 1597 » Harold B. Lee Library - 0 views

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    The Letters of Philip II, King of Spain, 1592-1597 a digital collection available within the Special Collections Department of the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, is made of "... 174 letters and documents, all in Spanish : 172 manuscript, 2 printed.
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    Has English summaries of the letters.
David Hilton

South Carolina Digital Library | South Carolina's Central Resource for Digital Collections - 2 views

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    An interesting collection of primary sources on South Carolina. Seems to have quite a few maps and posters and other images.
David Hilton

Making Sense of Letters and Diaries - 10 views

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    Looks like a useful guide by an experienced history teacher. Might be good for homework or a lesson activity? I'm focussing at the moment on training my students with 'historical thinking.' I find it much more useful a model than the 'critical thinking' models so common these days, and the results are promising. If anyone has any tips I'd be most appreciative...
David Hilton

MGH - 3 views

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    You'll need to be able to read German and Classical Latin, but once those minor hurdles are overcome this is a rich collection of primary sources on early German history. I only had a brief peek but it seems to focus on ancient & medieval Germany. I guess they're written in Latin as it was the lingua franca of Europe at the time. They're organised into books with chapters and indices so it's unlikely they were written in Roman times (or at least it seems so to me).
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    Actually, the MGH is a collection of sources mainly for medieval Germany (of course including areas that are not German today), initially started with the intent to create a complete edited version of sources for the middle ages. They are in fact organised by type, like legal documents, letters, chronicles, etc., whereas chronicles are also organised by author.

    It's an invaluable reference for everyone doing work in medieval history. By the way, the link you saved doesn't work, I'd instead use this one: http://www.mgh.de/dmgh/
David Hilton

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet - 1 views

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    A collection of primary sources from women in the US Civil War.
David Hilton

New Deal Network: The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration - 3 views

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    A great collection of historical resources on the New Deal.
David Hilton

Letters Home from an Iowa Soldier in the American Civil War - 1 views

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    "These letters are part of a collection written by Newton Robert Scott, Private, Company A, of the 36th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers. Most of the letters were written to Scott's neighborhood friend Hannah Cone, in their home town of Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, over the three year period that he served as Company A's clerk. The final letter, describing the long-awaited mustering out in August of 1865, was written to his parents."
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    These letters are part of a collection written by Newton Robert Scott, Private, Company A, of the 36th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers. Most of the letters were written to Scott's neighborhood friend Hannah Cone, in their home town of Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, over the three year period that he served as Company A's clerk. The final letter, describing the long-awaited mustering out in August of 1865, was written to his parents.
David Hilton

Civil War - 0 views

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    A thorough collection of reports and official records from the US Civil War, from both the Union and Confederate armies. Very detailed. If you're interested in quality sources on the US Civil War, can I suggest History According to Bob at www.summahistorica.com? He's a professor on the subject and his podcasts give a thorough treatment of the topic.
Eric Beckman

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Collection. Battle Lines - 2 views

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    Collection of letters from American Wars.
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    This online exhibition of letters and audio, created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Legacy Project, features correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq. This exhibition uses the words of famous generals and lesser-known troops, as well as parents, sweethearts, and children, to explore such themes as leaving home, life in the military, the pride and worries of those left behind, and ultimate sacrifice.
David Hilton

New Deal Network - 1 views

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    A large and well-organised collection of good-quality sources on the New Deal, along with teaching resources.
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