History Matters: A Student Guide to U. S. History Online / Edition 1

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Overview

Based on the award-winning Center for History and New Media and American Social History Project Web site "History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web,” this unique resource pairs an annotated guide to 250 of the most useful Web sites for student research with an introduction on using the Internet for historical research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312450007
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 147
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN GEVINSON, research assistant at the Center for History and New Media, has edited reference works in film history, including The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films and Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911–1960, published essays on aspects of entertainment and media history, and developed Web sites featuring Library of Congress audio collections.

KELLY SCHRUM, professor of history at George Mason University, has worked extensively in the areas of new media and history content development. She is the author of numerous articles on history and new media, including "Surfing the Past Online: New Media and History in the Classroom," in Perspectives (May 2003) and of Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls' Culture, 1920–1950 (2004).

ROY ROSENZWEIG, Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History and New Media at George Mason University, is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of numerous books including The Park and the People: A History of Central Park; The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life; Eight Hours for What We Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870–1920; History Museums in the United States: A Critical Assessment; Presenting the Past: Essays on History and the Public; and the CD-ROM Who Built America?, which won the James Harvey Robinson Prize of the American Historical Association. He currently serves as Vice President of the American Historical Association.
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Table of Contents

Preface
    
  1. An Introduction to History Research Online
    Distinguishing between Primary and Secondary Sources
    Evaluating U.S. History Web Sites
    Analyzing Primary Sources
    A Word about Plagiarism
    Citing Online Sources
    Using This Guide
    
  2. A Selection of Top U.S. History Web Sites
    General Web Sites for U.S. History Research
    U.S. History Web Sites by Time Period
    Three Worlds Meet and Colonization, Beginnings to 1763
    Revolution and the New Nation, 1754–1820s
    Expansion and Reform, 1801–1861
    Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850–1877
    Development of the Industrial U.S., 1870–1900
    Emergence of Modern America, 1890–1930
    Great Depression and World War II, 1929–1945
    Postwar U.S., 1945 to the Early 1970s
    Contemporary U.S., 1968 to the Present
    
    
    Appendix: Using Search Engines Effectively
    A Glossary of Common Internet Terms
    Primary Source Index
    Subject Index
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