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  • "We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!"(82 clicks)
    Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
  • A life's voyage; a diary of a sailor and land, jotted down during a seventy-years' voyage(89 clicks)
    By Ambrose Cowperthwaite Fulton. Published 1898 by The author in New York .
  • A Virginia Girl in the Civil War, 1861-1865(82 clicks)
    Being a Record of the Actual Experiences of the Wife of a Confederate Officer
  • A. Philip Randolph(91 clicks)
    From PBS. Includes biography of this Floridian who became a labor activist and civil rights leader.
  • Alexander Graham Bell(83 clicks)
    Speech teacher and inventor of the telephone.
  • Amelia Earhart(86 clicks)
    Biography of the famed aviator who disappeared in the air in the Pacific in 1937.
  • American Life Histories(93 clicks)
    Done by the WPA, 1936-40
  • Andrew Carnegie: A Tribute(94 clicks)
    From the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
  • Ben Franklin: A Documentary History(87 clicks)
    Source for a biography of Franklin
  • Benjamin Franklin(82 clicks)
    300 years
  • Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man(155 clicks)
    From the Franklin Institute
  • Biographies(97 clicks)
    Excellent work
  • Buffalo Bill(84 clicks)
    Story of the Wild West and Camp-Fire Chats by Buffalo Bill (1888)
  • Charlie Mingus(83 clicks)
    Discography, essays, filmography.
  • Custer, George Armstrong(82 clicks)
  • David (Davy) Crockett(98 clicks)
    Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas : wherein is contained a full account of his journey from Tennessee to the Red River and Natchitoches, and thence across Texas to San Antonio : including his many hair-breadth escapes : together with a topographical, historical, and political view of Texas ... (1848)
  • David Crockett: His Life and Adventures(95 clicks)
    By John S. C. Abbott. Originally published in 1874. Famous frontiersman and Congressman who died in the battle for the Alamo.
  • David Crockett: His Life and Adventures(81 clicks)
    This book, published in 1874, is uncritical and reflects the biases of that time. Written by John S. C. Abbott
  • Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes(78 clicks)
    Rutherford B. Hayes kept a diary from age twelve to his death at age 70 in 1893. He was one of only three presidents to keep a diary while in office. The edited diaries and letters were published in 1922 as a set of five volumes, The Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes, Nineteenth President of the United States, edited by Charles Richard Williams (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society, 1922). These 3000 pages of text have been digitized and are now available on the Web for students, scholars, and anyone interested in Hayes and the social and political history of his time period. Researchers can search by volume and keyword or browse through the 5 volumes page by page. Please remember this digitized publication is only a small part of what is available on President Hayes. Be sure to contact the Hayes Presidential Library for additional information
  • Edward Bellamy(85 clicks)
    Biography of the socialist author of Looking Backward, a utopian novel.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt(85 clicks)
    The wallflower that blossomed. Short bio.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt(95 clicks)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Biography(92 clicks)
  • Eugene V. Debs As An Orator(94 clicks)
    Famous socialist politician in the US.
  • Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt(82 clicks)
    Thirty chats of Ropsevelt.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt(80 clicks)
    The Profiles of a Man
  • Friedman, Milton(76 clicks)
  • Frontier Hero Davy Crockett(87 clicks)
    Famous in Tennessee and died at the Alamo in Texas.
  • General George A. Custer Home Page(104 clicks)
    Dedicated to Custer and his wars against the Plains people.
  • George Eastman(81 clicks)
  • George Washington Papers(87 clicks)
    From the Library of Congress
  • Glenn Miller(81 clicks)
    "Half a century after his mysterious wartime disappearance, the big-band leader and composer who gave America "Moonlight Serenade," "String of Pearls," and "In the Mood" endures as the musical symbol of an entire generation." by Joseph Gustaitis
  • Henry Ford(76 clicks)
    Henry Ford biography from the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village.
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum(85 clicks)
    Official site
  • Horace Greeley(98 clicks)
    Detailed biography of the journalist and public figure.
  • Ida Tarbell(88 clicks)
    Famous muckraker who tackled Standard Oil.
  • Jane Addams, 1860- 1935(101 clicks)
    Social worker and founder of Hull House.
  • Jimmy Carter Biography(98 clicks)
    Brief. Photos.
  • Jimmy Cater links(90 clicks)
    From the University of Georgia
  • John D. Rockefeller & the Standard Oil Company(86 clicks)
    "This text will explain you the commercial methods used by John D. Rockfeller to conquer and rule the American oil industry between 1863 and 1911. I tried to put these practices in their contexts, and to show the structures of this industry. I stopped at the final 1911 dismantling, this period offering a textbook case of a vertically integrated monopoly for the appropriation of a single natural resource."
  • John Jacob Astor(86 clicks)
    "A self-invented money making machine." Made a fortune in the fur trade and other enterprises.
  • Jonas Salk(182 clicks)
    Developer of polio vaccine. Site has photos to accompany the biography.
  • Lee, Robert E. by Freeman(89 clicks)
    Complete multi-volume biography by Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Life Histories: Nebraska(81 clicks)
  • Major General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786)(81 clicks)
    A biographical page dedicated to the life and military career of Major General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) of Rhode Island. Greene was considered second only to George Washington as the greatest military leaders of the Continental Army during the War of American Independence.
  • Margaret Sanger Papers Project(95 clicks)
    Advocate of birth control.
  • Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library(78 clicks)
    From the Library of Congress
  • My Life and Work(84 clicks)
    Henry Ford
  • Nathan Bedford Forest(91 clicks)
    A laudatory biography
  • Presidents of the United States(83 clicks)
    Internet Public Library
  • Robert E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman(96 clicks)
  • Salmon P. Chase(83 clicks)
    Abolitionist and Senator
  • Salmon P. Chase, Attorney General for Fugitive Slaves(89 clicks)
    Senator, Attorney General, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
  • Samuel Adams(92 clicks)
  • Samuel Slater(97 clicks)
    Father of the American Industrial Revolution
  • Stephen A. Douglas(78 clicks)
    Lawyer, orator, and political leader. Famous for the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
  • Stratford Hall(189 clicks)
    The home of Robert E. Lee
  • Susan B. Anthony(93 clicks)
  • The Autobiography of Ben Franklin(86 clicks)
    Complete text
  • The Hannah Arendt Papers(94 clicks)
    "The papers of the author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) are one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Located in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, they constitute a large and diverse collection reflecting a complex career. With over 25,000 items (about 75,000 digital images), the papers contain correspondence, articles, lectures, speeches, book manuscripts, transcripts of Adolf Eichmann’s trial proceedings, notes, and printed matter pertaining to Arendt's writings and academic career. The entire collection has been digitized and will be available to researchers in reading rooms at the Library of Congress, the New School University in New York City, and the Hannah Arendt Center at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, in the summer of 2001. Parts of the collection will be made available for public access on the Internet. The current preview of selections from Arendt's writings also includes an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a chronology of her life, and an index of all folders in the Arendt Papers."
  • The Lives of Famous Early Americans(79 clicks)
    From Archiving Early America
  • The Papers of Philander Chase(80 clicks)
    Founder of Kenyon College
  • The Reluctant Seaman(79 clicks)
    "Although a brilliant naval historian and noted theorist on the importance of sea power to national defense, Alfred Thayer Mahan hated the sea and dreaded his duties as a ship's captain."
  • The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie(92 clicks)
    PBS series.
  • The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie(78 clicks)
    PBS site.
  • The Stephen A. Douglas Home Page(81 clicks)
    The Little Giant, as he was known. "Dedicated to the life and memory of Stephen A. Douglas, Senator from Illinois and champion of 'Popular Sovereignty.'"
  • The Will of Benjamin Franklin(79 clicks)
  • To The Pole(86 clicks)
    To the Pole: The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd, 1925–1927. Edited by Raimund E. Goerler.
  • True Benjamin Franklin, The (1903)(87 clicks)
  • Ulysses S. Grant(90 clicks)
    General and President
  • Ulysses S. Grant Network(99 clicks)
    The Most Comprehensive Site on the Internet for Students and Those Interested in Learning About the Famous Civil War General and 18th President of the United States.
  • Vice Presidents iof the United States(87 clicks)
    Those oft-neglected seconds-in-command!
  • W. S. Hancock Society(80 clicks)
    The W. S. Hancock Society is dedicated to educating the public about the history and life of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock.
  • William Jennings Bryan(88 clicks)
    Prtesidential candidate; Secretary of State; influential US politician.
  • William Scott Hancock(87 clicks)
    General Winfield Scott Hancock, a lesser known but highly competent Union general, almost defeated Republican candidate James A. Garfield, also a Union general. Hancock was remembered in the South for his considerate behavior during Reconstruction.
  • Winfield S. Hancock bibliography(124 clicks)
    From the Military History Institute