Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
Site Support Notebook
National Constitution Center, www.constitutioncenter.org
Please note: The National Constitution Center, the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities do not maintain all of the following Web sites and are not responsible for their content.
National Constitution Center-produced online game, “Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads”
Abraham Lincoln Online: a comprehensive Web site with a daily Lincoln quotation; this week in Lincoln’s life (keyed to the present date); latest Lincoln news and events; book lists; speeches; Lincoln museums and libraries across the country; resources for teachers and students, including essay contests and Lincoln Web sites from schools. Libraries are encouraged to report their programming activities for the exhibit to this Web site.
This Library of Congress traveling exhibition commemorates the two-hundredth anniversary
of the birth of the nation’s sixteenth president.
The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association
Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867, part of the University of Maryland’s “Freedmen and Southern Society Project.”
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Abraham Lincoln Historic Photograph Archive: An Archive Collection of Thirty Five Famous Historical Abraham Lincoln Photographs.
Web site for 200 Abraham Lincoln impersonators from across the U.S., with contact information.
A master list of Web sites related to Lincoln and his era.
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
National Constitution Center Interactive Constitution
National Constitution Center Voting Rights Game
National Constitution Center Citizenship Timeline
National Constitution Center Bill of Rights Game
National Archives online exhibit on the Constitution
Library of Congress Web guide for the Constitution
Slavery and Abolition
Slaves and the Courts, 1740–1860, a Library of Congress collection which contains just over a hundred pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States.
American slave narratives: an online anthology
The Frederick Douglass papers at the Library of Congress.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824–1909 presents 397 pamphlets from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, published from 1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction and related topics.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936–1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
The Civil War
A comprehensive Civil War Web site.
Selected Civil War photographs from the Library of Congress. Search on “Abraham Lincoln” for photos of Lincoln and photos related to him.
American Culture and History in the Civil War Era
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has a wide-ranging Web site with much material on 19th-century culture and the Civil War.
American women’s history of the Civil War era.
The University of Virginia “Valley of the Shadow Project” takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during and after the Civil War for Augusta County, VA and Franklin County, PA.
Nineteenth century American children and what they read, a cultural history Web site.
Web site for the PBS series, “The Time of the Lincolns”
The comprehensive “Documenting the American South” Web site of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Library. Contains slave narratives, complete documents by Frederick Douglass, documents from The Southern Homefront 1861–1865 and many others.