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Antebellum North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Clays of the Piedmont: Origins, recovery, and use
A “virtual field trip” through the North Carolina Piedmont and thousands of years of history explains the origin of Piedmont clays and how clay is made into pottery. With high-resolution photographs.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Colonial North Carolina
Colonial North Carolina from the establishment of the Carolina in 1663 to the eve of the American Revolution in 1763. Compares the original vision for the colony with the way it actually developed. Covers the people who settled North Carolina; the growth of institutions, trade, and slavery; the impact of colonization on American Indians; and significant events such as Culpeper's Rebellion, the Tuscarora War, and the French and Indian Wars.
Format: book (multiple pages)
The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina History: A Sampler
A sample of the more than 800 pages of our digital textbook for North Carolina history, including background readings, various kinds of primary sources, and multimedia. Also includes an overview of the textbook and how to use it.
Format: (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1860–1876). Topics include debates over secession, battles and strategies, the war in North Carolina, the soldier's experience, the home front, freedom and civil rights for former slaves, Reconstruction, and the "redemption" of the state by conservatives.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the early 20th century
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the first decades of the twentieth century (1900–1929). Topics include changes in technology and transportation, Progressive Era reforms, World War I, women's suffrage, Jim Crow and African American life, the cultural changes of the 1920s, labor and labor unrest, and the Gastonia stirke of 1929.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the New Nation
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the early national period (1790–1836). Topics include the development of state government and political parties, agriculture, the Great Revival, education, the gold rush, the growth of slavery, Cherokee Removal, and battles over internal improvements and reform.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the New South
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the decades after the Civil War (1870–1900). Topics include changes in agriculture, the growth of cities and industry, the experiences of farmers and mill workers, education, cultural changes, politics and political activism, and the Wilmington Race Riot.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Revolutionary North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the era of the American Revolution. Topics include the Regulators, the resistance to Great Britain, the War for Indpendence, and the creation of new governments.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Wealth in the United States, 1870
Wealth in the United States, 1870
Format: image/map

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African Voices
An online exhibit of historical and modern materials from Africa, as well as selections from contemporary interviews, literature, proverbs, prayers, folk tales, songs, and oral epics that reflect the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution
America in the 1930's
Devoted to the 1930's, this website explores the Depression era in American History through film, publications, exhibits, and radio broadcasting. Primary resouces including film clips and audio recordings lend to an authentic feel of the time period. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Virginia
American Experience
Over 75 features that accompany the PBS series The American Experience, that document people and events that shaped United States history. Find video, audio, maps, images, and other resources that explore Presidents, Biographies, War and Politics,... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: PBS
Asia for Educators
Features classroom materials and teaching guides on Asia for use by educators and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Columbia University
AsiaSource
Asia and its cultures, geography, political systems, arts, history, and business and economy. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Asia Society
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
A collection of images and descriptions from a variety of collections focusing on the slave trade and slavery in the Americas. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia Library
C-SPAN Classroom Resources
Lesson plans include video clips, discussion questions, and booknotes for selected units. Some plans, such as the Checks and Balances lesson plan, contain a Fun Fact, Capitol Question (with link to the answer), Learn More, and Review Quiz, in addition to... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: C-SPAN
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Activities, feature articles, games, the Canucklehead Quiz, and an extensive timeline of Canadian and world events. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Historica Foundation
Colonial Williamsburg
This extensive website features access to the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library collections, primary source materials, videos of what life was like in the 18th century in Williamsburg, Va. and much more. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation