American Studies Web Sites

Ad* Access     From Duke University, presents images and  information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.  Covers five  subject areas:  Beauty and Hygiene, Transportation, Radio, Television, and World War II.

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History     Presents primary source materials arranged by century, time period, and event.

American Memory     Provides over 7 million primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. 

American Quarterly     Access is provided to the official publication of the American Studies Association, American Quarterly (1949-1995), via the JSTOR database (access to GC community only).  American Quarterly is listed under Journal List: History.

American Studies Association     "The American Studies Association, founded in 1951, exists to promote and encourage the study of American culture--past and present." 

American Studies Crossroads Project     "Crossroads is an international networking and curriculum innovation project of the American Studies Association with sponsorship from Georgetown University...Contains pedagogical, scholarly, and institutional information for the international American Studies Community."

Documenting the American South     Provides a collection of resources on Southern history, literature and culture from the Colonial Period through the early twentieth century.  It is organized into the following areas:     First-Person Narratives of the American South,     Library of Southern Literature,     North American Slave Narratives,     The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865,     The Church in the Southern Black Community

Historical Maps of the United States     From the Perry-Castaņeda Library, a collection of maps that detail Early Inhabitants, Exploration and Settlement, U.S. Territorial Growth, Military History, and Later Historical Maps is provided.  Also available is a link to  U.S. Historical Maps on Other Web Sites.

Literature and Culture of the American 1950s     From the University of Pennsylvania, this site provides an alphabetical list of web links about the 1950s that includes information about everything from the atomic bomb to the Yalta Conference.

Smithsonian Museums and Research Centers

U.S. Historical Census Data Browser    Provides data that describe the people and the economy of the United States for each state and county from 1790 to 1960.

WestWeb: Western History Resources     Provides a multitude of topical links to information about the American West.  "Under each topic heading, you will find collections of primary and secondary documents, biographical and bibliographical resources, lists of hot links to other sites of interest, and images."

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1820-1940     "Contains 28 editorial projects undertaken by undergraduate and graduate students at the State University of New York at Binghamton... Each project poses an interpretive question and provides a collection of documents that address the question. Altogether the site includes almost 600 documents and nearly 100 images..." 

Women Studies Section Links:  Women and Art Sites     "Provides a selective, annotated list of links with information on women in the visual arts."  Links include:  Collections, Exhibitions and Museums, Education and Information, Organizations and Associations, Regional/National, Women Artists.

 

 

American Studies Program, Dr. Todd Coke, Director.  Todd_Coke@georgetowncollege.edu