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- American Presidency Project
This website from the University of California, Santa Barbara has all of the Inaugural Addresses and State of the Union Addresses, as well as Public Papers of the Presidents and FDR's Fireside Chats. The text of the presidential candidates' debates from 1976-2004 and the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960 can be found here.
- Confederate States of America
Links to sites with primary documents. Topics include causes of the Civil War, African-American fighting for the CSA, and descriptions of the Civil War state by state. Everything is presented with a Southern point of view.
- European Views of the Americas 1493-1750
Text of historical documents worldwide from pre-18th century to the present. This is a bibliographic database with little, if any, full-text accessibility. Documents are from foreign sources and frequently written in different languages. Topics include native americans, natural disasters, slavery, and more.
- Famous Trials
This interesting site from a law professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City has excerpts and sometimes complete trial records of famous trials including Galileo in 1633, Susan B. Anthony in 1873, the Scopes "Monkey" Trial in 1925, the My Lai Court Martial in 1970, and many other trials.
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals: What’s the Difference?
Some assignments require you to use only scholarly journals, not popular magazines. There is no foolproof way to tell the difference. However, there are some features you can look for to help you decide if a periodical is scholarly. (Read more...)