Primary source documents from American history available online

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is making primary source documents and educational resources from all eras of American history available for free online. The web site receives more than 1 million visits per year, and offers a variety of free online resources to improve the study of American history.  Features available on the web site include podcasts of historians discussing their work, lesson plans on major topics in American history, a searchable database of more than 60,000 primary source documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, featured documents with printable images and transcripts for classroom use, and online exhibitions.  In addition to the main web site, the Institute also maintains a quarterly online journal of American history, History Now, which offers articles by scholars, as well as lesson plans, interactive features, and links for further study.

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