External Links for Research
For general information on Missouri history, or to see a number of archival collections from various Missouri institutions, visit www.virtuallymissouri.org.
Websites for Military studies
- Soldiers' Database: War of 1812-World War I: This site was created and is maintained by the Missouri Secretary of State Office. This database will help you find information on individual soldiers. Please visit this site for more information. http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/
- For information on the U.S. Army: http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/MHI.htm
- History of the Colored Troops in the American Civil War, this site also provides links to other websites of the same topic, including photographs: http://americancivilwar.com/colored/histofcoloredtroops.html
Websites to assist with African American studies
- A website called the "African American History Challenge" with quizzes on students' knowledge of African American history: http://www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory/
- The Britannica Guide to African American history: http://blackhistory.eb.com/study/index_eb.htm
- A website for Black History Month with a number of biographical references that should be of interest to teachers: http://k-6educators.about.com/education/k-6educators/library/blblhistmon.htm
- A website on Black American history: http://library.thinkquest.org/10320/Tourmenu.htm
- "The History Makers"-a general website for famous African Americans: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/
- Harlem Renaissance: Several websites were identified pertaining to the Harlem Renaissance by the Social Studies School Service: http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap9/chap9.html, http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/Harlem/index.html, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/harlem/, and http://www.nku.edu/~diesmanj/harlem.html.
- History of Jim Crow Laws: This incredibly useful new website, developed to support a four-part PBS television series to be shown in the fall of 2002, has been designed to help teachers in their efforts to teach students about the era of Jim Crow laws. It will be updated frequently: http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/.
- Missouri History: This website from the Missouri State Archives focuses on African-American history: http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/resources/africanamerican/intro.asp
- Person (Frederick Douglass):
- A website from the Library of Congress on Frederick Douglass, a black slave who became free and became an eloquent antislavery spokesman: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/
- The following upper elementary/middle school lesson, developed by the Social Studies School Service, pertains to the life of Frederick Douglass: http://www.socialstudies.com/c/@qEt8B7I.KES_k/Pages/douglass.html?af@ssss.
- African American Quilting Traditions: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG97/quilt/atrads.html
- African Americans and the Old-West: http://www.liu.edu/cwis/CWP/library/african/west/west.htm#langston
Websites to assist with American Indian studies
- Website on American Indians: http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/indians.html
- Learn about the history and mission of Haskell Indian Nations University (Lawrence, KS: http://www.haskell.edu/archive/haskell_archive.htm
- Links to many American Indian websites from Haskell Indian Nations University: http://www.haskell.edu/archive/links.htm.
- Magnificent photo images of American Indians from the Rinehart Collection at Haskell Indian Nations Museum: http://www.haskell.edu/archive/Rinehart.htm
- General information on various Native American cultures arranged by regions. Also some information on Missouri pioneers: http://anthromuseum.missouri.edu/