History

Alberta
Canadian
Cold War
European
French Revolution
Industrial Revolution
Timelines
World History
World War I
World War II

Alberta

Canadian

  • Canadian History Resources
    Academic Info Online’s directory of sites pertaining to Canadian history.
  • Canadahistory
    This site is dedicated to supporting the study of Canadian history.
  • Canadian Military History Gateway
    The Canadian Military History Gateway provides access to Websites and digitized resources about Canada’s military history
  • The Canadian Military History Project
    The Canadian Military Project is dedicated to preserving Canadian Military History. These pages provide historical background for each conflict, chronological timelines, statistics, battles, weaponry, uniforms & equipment, famous Canadians, biographies of soldiers, heroes and their stories, contributions of women, other countries who participated, muster rolls for conflicts before 1900, Letters Home (from soldiers at the front), music and poetry, guest authors’ submissions, links to other online resources, and Research Libraries.
  • Canadian War Museum
    The Canadian War Museum is the major national museum of military history, covering Canada’s military past from earliest times to the present day.
  • Conflict and War – CBC Archives
    This site provides access to radio and television clips from the CBC archives and links to further news stories and resources about Canada’s involvement in conflicts and wars. Subjects covered include the Rwandan genocide, World War Two, NATO, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, peacekeeping, Somalia, and the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
  • Heroes of Yore and Lore: Canadian Heroes in Fact and Fiction
    The National Library of Canada’s site features historical and fictional figures from Canadian history.
  • Prime Ministers of Canada
    A joint project of the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada, this site provides you with biographies of Canada’s prime ministers.
  • The Prime Ministers of Canada
    With extensive graphics and audio clips this site provides brief biographies of all of Canada’s prime ministers. In addition, it offers extensive analysis of the eight most important prime ministers, with glimpses into their personalities and estimates of their contributions by leading historians, journalists, and political colleagues.

Cold War

  • Cold War
    The National Archives Learning Curve from the United Kingdom presents 6 galleries on the Cold War, including film footage from the period.
  • Cold WarCanada
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation site episode from “A People’s History”
  • Cold War International History Project
    The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on “the other side” — the former Communist world.
  • Cold War International History Project’s Cold War Files: primary sources
    Virtual library holding of a large amount of released government material (from all sides of the Cold War), as well as scholarly commentary and articles. This site is a recent product of the efforts of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In the spirit of making historical documents public (from all sides of the Cold War), the center has compiled a large number of them on this site. Visitors will find the original translated document along with scholarly commentary and footnotes. Additionally, many scholars have articles on Cold War archival research posted on this site.
  • Cold War Webquest (Who Started the Fire?)
    This Billy Joel song is the template for an examination of key historical events from
    1949 -1989.
  • The Cold War Museum
    This site hosts a reference library and research center to help maintain the historical accuracy of the Cold War.
  • Avalon Project – The Cold War
    A repository of documents related to the Cold war provided by Yale Law School.
  • Cold War – Encyclopedia Article – Citizendium
    A new Wikipedia encyclopedia project aiming to provide reliable, accurate information.

European

French Revolution

Industrial Revolution

  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook – Industrial Revolution
    A collection of online texts for the study of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Industrial Revolution Directory
    An extensive directory of resources or the study of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Learning Curve: Victorian Britain
    The site is divided into eight sections. The first is an introduction, which focuses upon the Great Exhibition of 1851.There then follow six galleries, each of which focuses upon an area of public life during the Victorian period. In each of these galleries, you are required to investigate an aspect of Victorian life by considering a key question.
    The six galleries are:A Healthy Nation?: key question – Were the rich just as likely to catch cholera as the poor?An Industrial Nation?: key question – How safe was it to work in Victorian Britain?A Lawless Nation?: key question – Were the streets safe in Victorian Britain?A Happy Nation?: key question – How did the railways change the lives of people in Victorian Britain?A Caring Nation?: key question – Did the treatment of the poor improve after the Poor Law Amendment Act in 1834?A Divided Nation?: key question – Were men and women equal in Victorian Britain?
  • United Kingdom’s Spartacus Education Industrial Revolution
    This site features links to Industrial Revolution sites from a British perspective.

Timelines

World History

  • Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia Ebook available to students and staff at Harry Ainlay. The most exhaustive reference work available on this subject, focusing on the politics, economy, culture, and society of both colonizers and colonized. See library staff for username and password.
  • History Central
    History Resources, a World-Wide Web Virtual Library, includes hundreds of resources/sites. Organized alphabetically by site title and by era, region and subject. Comprehensive.
  • History Channel
    This site provides access to reliable, primary source historical documentation. Especially useful aspects are the archives of great speeches (especially handy if you are creating a Multimedia Scrapbook) and the This Day in History section.
  • Hyperhistory Online
    HyperHistory Online is a growing project which presents 3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps. Timelines of famous people, events, history, science, culture, religion, and politics are all included here. The History Chart, for example, shows you what was happening in each continent during a particular year. Best of all, clicking on a blue hyperlink allows users to get more information on a particular subject, like the Hun invasion. Historical maps show important events during World War II, while sections like Connections provide essays on interesting interconnected events.

World War I

  • An Archival Look at World War I
    The Queen’s University archives presents documents from sub-themes such as the Canadian Homefront, The Technology of WWI, Women during the First World War and World War I Warfare.
  • BBC – History – World War I
    The British Broadcasting System’s site provides a brief history of World War I.
  • Canada and the First World War
    Library and Archives Canada presents an illustration of the many roles that Canadian men and women played during the First World War and the impact of the war on our society.
  • The Canadian Great War Project
    The Canadian Great War Project is intended to promote interest in Canada’s participation in World War 1, commonly referred to as the Great War, and to research the Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1918.
  • The Canadian Great War Homepage
    This page provides historical background for each conflict, chronological timelines, statistics, battles, weaponry, uniforms & equipment, famous Canadians, biographies of soldiers, heroes and their stories, contributions of women, other countries who participated, Letters Home (from soldiers at the front), music and poetry, guest authors’ submissions, links to other online resources, and Research Libraries.
  • First World War.com:The war to end all wars
    A volunteer contributed site providing an overview of World War I. The author does not recommend the site be used for school or university research but the site is an excellent overview intended for general audiences.
  • First World War Index – Spartacus Educational
    A World War I history encyclopedia. Primary sources and relevant hyperlinks are available throughout the site.
  • The Great War Society
    A comprehensive site dedicated to the study of World War One.
  • History on the Net – World War One Causes
    Information on the causes of WW1 from the World War I.com web page.
  • Soldiers of the First World War – Library and Archives Canada
    Soldiers of the first world war – 1914-1918
  • Veteran Affairs Canada – World War I
    Veteran Affairs Canada presents a Canadian perspective on our involvement in World War I.
  • World War I – History Learning Site from Great Britain
    An encyclopedia of World War I information.
  • World War I Document Archive
    This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). The archive is international in focus and intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War.
  • World War I – Trenches on the Web
    Trenches on the Web is an online reference library on World War I. It contains links to a variety of resources on the allied and axis powers including battles, weapons, photographs and important events, including the historic events that lead up the beginning of the war. All of the articles on the site are accompanied by paintings depicting the war.

World War II