U.S. History Matters: A Student Guide to U.S. History Online / Edition 2

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Based on the popular "History Matters" Web site developed by the Center for History and New Media, this unique resource combines reviews of 250 of the most useful and reliable U.S. history Web sites with an introduction that guides students in locating, evaluating, and correctly citing online sources. Chosen and annotated by a group of Internet-savvy scholars, the Web sites offer opportunities for researching broad themes as well as special topics and regions. They feature a range of sources, including primary documents, maps, art, photographs, statistics, and audio and video recordings. The informative introduction and intelligent apparatus help students make the most of these resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312478384
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 12/24/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,238,116
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Schrum is Director of Educational Projects at the Center for History and New Media and Associate Research Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Schrum is co-director of the websites World History Sources, Women in World History, Making the History of 1989, and Children and Youth in World History, and is the author of Some Wore Bobby Sox: The Emergence of Teenage Girls’ Culture, 1920-1950. Other publications include History Matters: A Student Guide to U.S. History Online.

Alan Gevinson is the editor of Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960 (University of California Press, 1997), associate editor of The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1931-1940 (University of California Press, 1993), and author of Library of Congress Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, Recorded Sound: An Illustrated Guide (Library of Congress, 2002). He received a PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University and teaches history at George Mason University.

Roy Rosenzweig (1950-2007), founder of the Center for History and New Media, was the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History at George Mason University. He authored, co-authored, and edited numerous articles and books, including Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web, The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life, The Park and the People: A History of Central Park, and Eight Hours for What We Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-1920. Rosenzweig served as Vice-President for Research of the American Historical Association and was awarded the Richard W. Lyman Award for "outstanding achievement in the use of information technology to advance scholarship and teaching in the humanities."

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Table of Contents


Note to Teachers

1. An Introduction to U.S. History Research Online

Evaluating U.S. History Websites

Web 2.0

Working with Online Primary and Secondary Sources

Search Tips and Further Resources

Using this Guide

2. A Selection of Top U.S. History Websites

General Websites for U.S. History Research

U.S. History Websites 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 United States, 1870-1900

Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Postwar United States, 1945 to the Early 1970s

Contemporary United States, 1968 to the Present

A Glossary of Common Internet Terms

Subject Index

Alphabetical List of Websites Reviewed

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