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The History Highway 2000: A Guide to Internet Resources / Edition 2

The History Highway 2000: A Guide to Internet Resources / Edition 2


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The History Highway provides a roadmap to the burgeoning number of history sites that have sprung up along the information superhighway. Presented in a straight-forward, non-technical language, this handy reference begins with a brief, general introduction to the Internet and an explanation of the software and hardware needed to gain access to it. The balance of the book contains an extensive listing and description of individual sites, organized and presented within familiar historical categories: by period (ancient, medieval, etc.), by geographical region (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, etc.), and by sub-field (history of science and technology, military history, religious history, etc.). The History Highway also includes separate sections listing site sources for maps, electronic texts, discussion groups, newsgroups, journals, organizations, and library/archives, plus an annotated list of suggested further readings and comprehensive glossary of terms.

Each site entry contains its title, Internet address and a brief description of what can be found at the site. The authors have made a careful effort to list sites (well over 1000) that are of the highest quality and provide the most useful information. Meticulously indexed, the book is a valuable tool for researchers, history instructors, students and history buffs. As an added benefit, The History Highway authors maintain their own Internet site for updating and additions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765604774
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/1999
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Getting Started3
History of the Internet3
Uses of the Internet5
Sending and Receiving E-mail5
Reading and Posting Messages on Usenet Newsgroups13
Reading and Posting Messages on Discussion Lists14
Multi-User Virtual Environments15
Logging onto a Remote Computer with Telnet15
Transferring Files with File Transfer Protocol (FTP)16
Browsing the World Wide Web16
Getting on the Internet18
The Hardware19
The Software19
Netscape Communicator and Microsoft Internet Explorer21
Qualcomm Eudora and Pegasus Mail21
Netiquette and Copyright22
General Netiquette22
Rules for Newsgroup and Discussion List Posts23
Chapter 2Internet Sites for Historians25
General History26
Ancient History30
Medieval History43
Renaissance and Reformation History58
World History
African History68
Asian History80
Australian and New Zealand History89
Canadian History101
General European History104
British History106
Eastern European and Russian History122
Eastern Europe152
French History161
German History170
Greek History (Modern)175
Irish History183
Italian History194
Nordic History201
Latin and South American History206
United States History
General American History213
African-American History219
The American West and Native American History231
Colonial American History240
Revolutionary American History243
Early American History, 1783-1860251
Civil War History271
Gilded Age and Progressive History278
The Age of Roosevelt290
The Cold War298
Twentieth-Century American History304
Women's History315
World History328
Agricultural History and Rural Studies334
History of Science338
History of Technology347
Jewish Holocaust Studies354
Legal, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights History360
Military History364
Historical Population Databases390
Historic Preservation and Conservation395
Living History and Historic Reenactment399
State Historical Societies422
History Books on the Internet424
Historical Associations and Organizations437
Maps and Image Collections439
Resources for Teachers of History453
Discussion Groups472
Electronic Journals479
Archives and Manuscript Collections495
Digital Collections513
Special Collections519
Electronic Reference Desk529
About the Contributors551

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