Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

Online Site Support Notebook: Related Web Sites

Suggested by Curator John Rhodehamel:
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.
The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association
Web site of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, part of the University of Maryland's "Freedmen and Southern Society Project."

Other web sites:

About Lincoln and the Bicentennial:
A master list of web sites related to Lincoln and his era—links to 34 other sites.
Web site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois.
Abraham Lincoln Historic Photograph Archive: An Archive Collection of Thirty Five Famous Historical Abraham Lincoln Photographs.
The Lincoln Forum, dedicated to enhancing understanding of Lincoln and the Civil War.
Web site for 200 Abraham Lincoln impersonators from across the U.S., with contact information.

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.
Frederick Douglass web site with links to many online Douglass documents.
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:

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College
A comprehensive Civil War web site.
Selected Civil War photographs from the Library of Congress. Search on "Abraham Lincoln" for photos of Lincoln himself and photos related to him.
Web site with statistics, maps, biographies, battle descriptions, and much more about the war.

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.
Board games and media kits about the Underground Railroad (for sale)
We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!": Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana at the Library of Congress includes more than two hundred sheet-music compositions that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music.
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, documents by Frederick Douglass, documents from The Southern Homefront 1861-1865, and many others.