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The history highway 3.0 : a guide to internet resources
Trinkle, Dennis A., 1968-
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2002]

Physical Description:
xiv, 688 pages ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.

Rev. ed. of: The history highway 2000.
Added Uniform Title:
History highway 2000.

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D16.255.C65 H58 2002 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Now including a CD-ROM, this redesigned and thoroughly updated edition of The History Highway guides users to the astonishing amount of historical information available on the Internet. It features more entries on non-U.S. history than ever before, and the CD-ROM contains the entire contents as PDF files with live links, so that users can put the disk into their computers, go on line, and click directly to the sites. A special feature, "Editor's Choice," indicates superior destinations for researchers. In addition to the complete new edition, three specialized versions are also available offering specific coverage of just those sites that apply to world history, U.S. history, or European history, along with basic information about Internet research that is included with all four versions. Covering hundreds of sites and designed for ease of use and maximum flexibility, The History Highway 3.0 is an indispensable tool for historical research in the twenty first-century, no matter what the area or level of interest.

Author Notes

Dennis A. Trinkle is the Tenzer University Professor in Instructional Technology and the Associate Coordinator of Information Services and Technology at DePauw University. He received his B.A. from DePauw University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Trinkle also serves as the Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing
Scott A. Merriman is a doctoral candidate in modern American history at the University of Kentucky. He has previously taught history at the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, and Thomas More College

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

It seems like only yesterday that we received the second, 2000 edition of this useful guide, and the fact that it is updated so regularly makes it even more valuable. This edition lists 3,000 history Internet resources and comes with a CD-ROM that has links to the sites.

Library Journal Review

Initially published in 1996 and revised in 2000, this work has again been updated, which is essential to keeping it useful and relevant. The editors attempt to survey the breadth and depth of history as a subject within the far-reaching and often confusing realm of the Internet an aim they achieve admirably. Many categories of history are covered, including specific geographies and time periods, the history of computers, genealogy, and urban history. There are also useful sections on newsgroups, discussion lists, libraries, and special collections. The entries themselves provide a description of what information a reader can find on the site and some sense of the authority of the site or its authors. The great thing about a work like this is that you know a site included here can be worthwhile. The inclusion of an index is important because some of the topics overlap. For instance, one web site is covered in two separate sections, by two different contributors, and therefore with slightly different levels of detail. The serious scholar, the history buff, and anyone with a computer and a love of the subject should have this book along with a heavy-duty book weight to hold it open while surfing. Manya S. Chylinski, Ernst & Young Ctr. for Business Knowledge, Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Part I. Getting Started
1. The Basicsp. 5
History of the Internetp. 5
Uses of the Internetp. 7
2. Signing Onp. 20
Getting on the Internetp. 20
The Hardwarep. 21
The Softwarep. 21
Web Browsers and E-mail Programsp. 22
Netiquette and Copyrightp. 23
Evaluation of Internet Contentp. 26
Part II. Internet Sites for Historians
3. General Historyp. 35
4. Ancient Historyp. 40
5. Medieval Historyp. 55
6. Renaissance and Reformation Historyp. 70
7. African Historyp. 83
8. Asian Historyp. 98
9. Australian and New Zealand Historyp. 110
10. Canadian Historyp. 123
11. European Historyp. 128
General European Historyp. 128
British Historyp. 130
Eastern European and Russian Historyp. 139
Eastern Europep. 163
French Historyp. 169
German Historyp. 178
Modern Greek Historyp. 187
Irish Historyp. 198
Italian Historyp. 212
Nordic (Scandinavian) Historyp. 219
12. Latin American Historyp. 227
13. United States Historyp. 238
General Historyp. 238
African-American Historyp. 245
Native American Historyp. 256
Colonial American Historyp. 260
American Revolutionp. 267
Early American History (1783-1860)p. 275
The Civil Warp. 292
The Gilded Age and Progressive Erap. 299
The Age of Rooseveltp. 311
The Great Depressionp. 314
World War II Home Frontp. 316
World War II Military Historyp. 320
The Cold Warp. 327
Twentieth-Century American Historyp. 335
The American Westp. 345
14. Women's Historyp. 351
15. World Historyp. 364
16. Agricultural History and Rural Studiesp. 371
17. History of Computersp. 376
18. History of Sciencep. 379
19. History of Technologyp. 389
20. Holocaust Studiesp. 398
21. Law, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rightsp. 404
22. Modern Military Historyp. 411
23. Psychohistoryp. 433
24. Historiographyp. 435
25. Historical Population Databasesp. 444
26. Historic Preservation and Conservationp. 449
27. Urban Historyp. 454
28. Living History and Historic Reenactmentp. 463
29. Genealogyp. 478
30. State Historical Societiesp. 486
31. History Books on the Internetp. 493
32. History and Social Studies Organizationsp. 507
33. Maps and Imagesp. 510
34. Resources for Teachers of History: K-12 and Collegep. 523
35. Discussion Listsp. 541
36. Newsgroups (Usenet Groups)p. 549
37. Electronic Journalsp. 551
38. Librariesp. 560
39. Archives and Manuscript Collectionsp. 570
40. Special Collectionsp. 590
41. Digital Collectionsp. 600
42. Online Reference Deskp. 606
43. Online Databasesp. 625
Glossaryp. 633
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 639
Indexp. 649