Duxbury Free Library
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Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332

History Links

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These sites have been vetted by Library Reference Staff and are included because of their scholarly integrity and value.

American History Sites___________

American Family Immigration History Center

Database of 22 million people who passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.

Abraham Lincoln Papers

61,000 images from the Library of Congress

American Heritage

Magazine devoted to American History

American History Links

Multnomah County Library's Homework Center American History page.

American Memory

A Library of Congress gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the U.S. More than 7 million items from 100 collections.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School

In addition to treaties, this collection of digitized primary documents also includes presidential addresses, statues, and court cases all relating to relations between the United States and Native Americans.


Multnomah County Library's Homework Center Biographies page.

Crash of 1929

New York Times primary sources from its pages of the days after the crash.


American social history during 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's.

Massachusetts Studies Project

Massachusetts Studies Project is dedicated to engaging students and teachers in their local communities.

Native American History and Culture

A service of the Smithsonian Institution, this site includes online exhibits and extensive sources of information on Native American topics.

National Atlas of the USA

Need a map of country boundaries, precipitation levels, invasive species, or Superfund sites? 

National Baseball Hall of Fame

Photos and bios of the Hall's members as well as current events and exhibits.

People and Discoveries

PBS selection of 20th Century Scientists and their discoveries

Salem Witch Trials

University of Virginia Documentary Archive and transcription project.

September 11 Attacks

Current News Headlines and Archives of the September 11, 2001 Attack on America

Smithsonian Civil War Archives

Civil War explored through Smithsonian's extensive and manifold collections.

Virginia Military Institute Archives

Online research center featuring full text Civil War collections, images and more.

Women's Work in the 19th Century

A webliography of sites related to the work of women in the 19th century created at Kennesaw State University.

Words and Deeds in American History

Selected documents from the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress from the 15th to the mid-20th century. 

World History Sites _____________

Ancient History from the BBC

British Broadcasting Corp. provides good articles and great images on: Egypt, Greece, Roman, Ancient India, Viking and more.

Avalon Project at the Yale Law School

Digital documents relevant to the fields of history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government arranged in categories from pre-18th century to modern.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

On-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, Georgia, to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

Hanover Historical Texts Project

Project's principal aim is to make primary texts readily available to students. Focus on European Medieval and US primary sources. Sources are in manageable amounts and easy to use.

History in the News: Middle East

Excellent place to monitor recent events or to gain a better appreciation for its diverse cultures.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Designed to provide easy access to primary sources and other teaching materials in a non-commercial environment.


Organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies.

Major Wars

Multnomah County Library's Homework Center Wars and World History links.

Medieval Technology Papers

Provides accurate, referenced information on technological innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages.


Links to Holocaust sites.


Explores the history and culture of the Late Middle Ages.

World History

Multnomah County Library's Homework Center World History Megasites links.

Duxbury History Links ___________

Alden Historic Site

Official site of the Alden Kindred of America, descendants of Mayflower voyagers, John and Priscilla Alden.

Duxbury File

A helpful contents list of articles about Duxbury people and places in the Library's Duxbury File.

Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Seeking to foster a better understanding of Duxbury's rich heritage and to encourage appreciation of its rural environment.

Plimoth Plantation

The Living History Museum of 17th-century Plymouth.

Other Resources ____________

Citation Generator

An easy way to create perfect citations for a variety of sources.