History and Biography

Wilson Biography Reference Bank

Provides biographical information on current and historical figures around the world.

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American Decades Primary Sources

The companion to American Decades, this title provides primary source documentation and first-hand accounts for each decade in 20th century America. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, articles, legal decisions, and more.

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Disasters and Tragic Events

Explores American tragedies, both natural and man-made, from the Salem Witch Trials to the present. Includes primary source documents

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Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

Offers information on the formative years of the United States, from just prior to the American Revolution to the inauguration of Andrew Jackson, including information on politics, daily life, and the arts.

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American History

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Emanuel Leutze's George Washington crossing the Delaware, used as a logo for American History databaseExplore the history of our country, from when European navigators first started exploring this part of the world, to the legalization of same-sex marriage over 500 years later. American History is another one of UAPL’s subscriptions that is interesting to browse, but also appropriate and useful for doing research and school projects.

Get started by searching for what interests you, or explore the Topics page, which is organized chronologically by major events and themes, encompassed under the different overarching eras. 

Read about major events that defined the US, such as the Louisiana Purchase, the Roaring Twenties, the New Deal, the Civil Rights Movement, and September 11, 2001. This resource also includes many important primary sources, such as photographs, videos, diary entries, speeches, and Supreme Court opinions.

Explore American History today! And, remember, it's the last week of Summer Library Club, and you can use this as one of your activities to help you complete the program!

American Decades 2000-2009

Covers the social aspects of the first decade of the 21st century in America, including reference information on arts, laws, social trends, sports and more.

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Great Black Migration

Explores the migration of African-Americans from the southern United States to the urban north and west during the 20th century. Includes primary source documents.

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