Digital resources (created by others) for teaching U.S. history

Slavery and Freedom

 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas

 A two-minute animation of more than 20,000 slave voyages over three centuries

A two-minute animation of more than 20,000 slave voyages over three centuries

 A careful interpretation of a single rare artifact, from Hans Sloane’s 1707  Voyage to the Islands of Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica,   which includes several pieces of music that make it possible to hear echoes of performances long past

A careful interpretation of a single rare artifact, from Hans Sloane’s 1707 Voyage to the Islands of Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica,  which includes several pieces of music that make it possible to hear echoes of performances long past

 An interactive map of the spread of slavery in the United States from 1790 to 1860 (animated GIFs available at linked blogpost)

An interactive map of the spread of slavery in the United States from 1790 to 1860 (animated GIFs available at linked blogpost)

Letters, Print, and Intellectual History

War and National Security

 Civil War maps complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more

Civil War maps complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more

 The NUKEMAP is aimed at helping people visualize nuclear weapons on terms they can make sense of — helping them to get a sense of the scale of the bombs

The NUKEMAP is aimed at helping people visualize nuclear weapons on terms they can make sense of — helping them to get a sense of the scale of the bombs

General Resources

 A free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for general readers and college-level history courses

A free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for general readers and college-level history courses

 A crowdsourced guide to historical locations around you, available in a regular browser or as an app for your mobile phone or tablet

A crowdsourced guide to historical locations around you, available in a regular browser or as an app for your mobile phone or tablet