Websites to use as Resources for Abraham Lincoln Exhibit at Library

* The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History web site includes material on nineteenth century culture and the Civil War at http://www.gilderlehrman.org/

* The Institute also maintains an online journal at http://www.historynow.org

* For information pertaining to the content in the exhibition please visit:

History Now: Lincoln (Issue 6, December 2005) at http://www.historynow.org/12_2005/index.html

History Now: Primary Sources on Slavery (Issue 2, December 2004 and Abolition (Issue 5, September 2005) at http://www.historynow.org/past.html

For Adults

Abraham Lincoln Online:
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln.html
A comprehensive web site with daily Lincoln quotations; this week in Lincoln’s life (keyed to the present date); latest Lincoln news; book lists; speeches; Lincoln museums and libraries across the country; and resources for teachers and students, including essay contests and Lincoln web sites from schools. Libraries are encouraged to report their programming activities for the exhibit to this web site.

The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html

Abraham Lincoln Historic Photograph Archive: An Archive Collection of Thirty-Five
Famous Historical Abraham Lincoln Photographs:
http://www.abrahamlincolnartgallery.com/archivephoto.htm

Web site for 200 Abraham Lincoln impersonators from across the U.S., with contact information: http://www.lincolnpresenters.org

African Americans in Antebellum Boston:
http://www.primaryresearch.org/bh/

American cartoons and caricatures pertaining to the Civil War reproduced from original lithographs published from 1865-1872:
http://www.boondocksnet.com/gallery/cartoons/cw/index_cw.html

Nineteenth Century American children and what they read; a cultural history web site:
http://www.merrycoz.org/kids.htm

America’s Reconstruction:
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/index.html

Description of Nineteenth Century America amusement (games and toys):
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/3501/19th.htm

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln:
http://www.hti.umich.edu/l/lincoln/

Eduscapes Civil War Resource Site:
http://www.42explore2.com/civilwar.htm

A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln:
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ahd/index.html

Lincoln/Net: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/

Mr. Lincoln’s Virtual Library: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html

National Park Service Gettysburg Site:
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/gettkidz/kidzindex.html

Radford University (Virginia) Site on the Civil War: http://www.radford.edu/~sbisset/civilwar.htm
Or try http://www.civilwar.com

“We’ll Sing to Abe Our Song!”: Sheet music about Lincoln, emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana at the Library of Congress.
Includes more than 200 sheet-music compositions that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/scsmhtml/scsmhome.html

The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activites/bhistory/underground_railroad/index.htm

Nineteenth Century recipe web sites, including recipes for hardtack, Johnny cakes, rabbit soup and home remedies taken from cook books of the era:
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/1369/recipes.html
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/1369/more_recipes.html

The University of Virginia “Valley of the Shadow Project” follows the experiences of two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive that includes thousands of sources from the periods before, during, and after the Civil War in Augusta County, VA, and Franklin County, PA:
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/choosepart.html

 For Elementary School

African Americans in Antebellum Boston:
http://www.primaryresearch.org/bh/

Eduscapes Civil War Resource Site:
http://www.42explore2.com/civilwar.htm

History Now (Issues 2; 5; 6): http://www.historynow.org/past.html

National Park Service Gettysburg Site:
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/gettkidz/kidzindex.html

Radford University (Virginia) Site on the Civil War:
http://www.radford.edu/~sbisset/civilwar.htm
Or try http://www.civilwar.com

For Middle School and High School

America’s Reconstruction: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/index.html

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln: http://www.hti.umich.edu/l/lincoln/

History Now: Lincoln (Issue 6): http://www.historynow.org/12_2005/index.html

A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln:
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ahd/index.html

Lincoln/Net: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/

Mr. Lincoln’s Virtual Library: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html

The Valley of the Shadow: http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/

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