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American History: Colonization to Reconstruction

This guide will help you in your American History research.

New York Times Disunion Blog

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. In the lead-up to the 150th anniversary, The New York Times offers The Disunion Blog, which uses images, maps, timelines, diaries, and historical assessments to illustrate the causes of the Civil War and how the war unfolded:

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Colonization

American Revolution and Setting Up A New Government

Civil War and Reconstruction

That a Nation Might Live

This podcast series will focus on events leading up to and during the United States Civil War. We will look back each week to significant events that occurred roughly 150 years ago on those same dates.

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Slavery, Abolition, and Southern Culture

Westward Expansion