Hosted by Georgetown University and sponsored by the American Studies Association, the Crossroads Project is a Web resource for the American Studies Community. The Web site contains the American Studies Web, a fully searchable, subject-based directory of American studies links, dissertation abstracts (abstracts of dissertations completed in the field of American studies, 1986-99); the American Quarterly index, a searchable index of articles that appeared in the American Quarterly, 1975-95; the Syllabi Library, a collection of syllabi for American studies undergraduate and graduate couses; and the Guide to Graduate Programs (the American Studies Association's directory and guide to American studies graduate programs).
The American Memory Project is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections. The search engine will help you find some amazing items, including a photograph of Aaron Copland and Irving Fine teaching a class in music composition at Brandeis University in 1961, a letter from Edward R. Murrow offering Eric Sevareid a job with CBS in Europe in 1939 and a photo of the "last Buffalo killed in North Dakota" in 1907. Several of the items are related to themes discussed in AMST 10a & AMST 10b, including important photographs from the Civil War.
A project of the American Social About the Department Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for About the Department and New Media at George Mason University with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, About the Department Matters is designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. About the Department survey courses. This site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history. Particularly interesting is the site's primary source repository, titled "Many Pasts" and a page dedicated to historians offer their views on the relationship between current events and larger historical themes, between the past and the present, placing some of the most controversial political and social topics of the day in historical perspective.