HUMANITIES & THE ARTS


HISTORY

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation : U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875 - Presents records and acts of Congress from the Journals of the Continental Congress through The Congressional Globe, which ceased publication with the Forty-second Congress in 1873. Provides a documentary history of the construction of the nation, development of the federal government, and its role in the national life. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.

AccessAsia - A clearinghouse for information on contemporary Asian affairs and policy-related issues; contains several databases, including a specialist database which tracks the expertise and current research of leading experts on contemporary Asian affairs.

American Memory : Historical Collections for the National Digital Library - Provides information on, and access to, the digitized version of the Library's primary-source collections on American history and culture, including photographs, documents, sound recordings, and motion pictures. Broad topics covered include: agriculture, arts and architecture, history, performing arts, social sciences, etc. Particular collections include: African-American perspectives, Alexander Graham Bell papers, Baseball cards, Civil War photographs, Early motion pictures, and Voices from the Dust Bowl.

Cuban Heritage Digital Collection - A gateway to finding aids and primary sources selected from the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) of the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami. It is currently comprised of archival collection finding aids and the digitized content of those collections, including photographs, letters, manuscripts, and other documents.

History Channel - The best search in history and basic information on birthdays or anniversaries of famous events.

HLAS Online Handbook of Latin American Studies - The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. HLAS Online provides rapid, comprehensive access to future, current, and retrospective volumes of the Handbook.

Human Rights in Cambodia - A website providing links to electronic resources on the topic of human rights in Cambodia. It includes reports and articles from United Nations agencies, national governments and non-governmental organizations working in the field, news of current events from local and international newspapers and local political parties, and resources on landmines and the Cambodian genocide.

Indonesian resources from the Dutch period - Descriptive essays on Indonesian resources from the Dutch period held by the National Library of Australia.

Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection - Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets donated to Cornell University by abolitionist and humanitarian Samuel J. May. Covers the anti-slavery struggle at local, regional, national, and international levels during the ante-bellum and Civil War periods in America. Includes essays, sermons, speeches, court proceedings and decisions, etc. Most pamphlets are anti-slavery, but some are pro-slavery. Topics include arguments for and against slavery; the relation of slavery to Biblical teachings; history of slavery around the world, and especially in the United States; the question of whether new American states should be required to give up slavery before joining the Union; the status of fugitive slaves, and whether states harboring them should be required to return them to their former owners; the slave trade and its economic supports, such as the sugar trade; and the organization, principles, and functioning of anti-slavery societies. Activities of churches and women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Contributors include Gerrit Smith, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, the American Anti-Slavery Society, the New England Anti-Slavery Convention, the Edinburgh Ladies' Emancipation Society, and many others.


LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Cervantes Project 2001 - A comprehensive reference and research site dedicated to the study of Cervantes' work and life.


PHILOSOPHY


Adherents.com - A growing collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc.

ibiblio - A collaborative project of the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill which includes electronic books and online journals on the Internet.

Portals to the World : links to electronic resources from around the world The site contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories.

Resources for the Study of Buddhism / Compiled by Prof. Ron Epstein Contains an online compilation of texts and other resources on Buddhism in general, Buddhism for children, and Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist teachings and Buddhism and science. Also includes an introductory reading list and links to online collections of Buddhist texts and other related Internet sites.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy / Edited by Edward N. ZaltaA dynamic reference work whereby each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field.

The Internet Encyclopedia of PhilosophyContains articles coming from three sources (1) original contributions by specialized philosophers around the internet, (2) adaptations of material written by the editors for classroom purposes, and (3) adaptations from public domain sources (typically from two or more sources per article).

 

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