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Fort Mose: Free African Settlement

http://www.oldcity.com/sites/mose/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Established in 1738 by Colonial Spanish Florida's Governor Manuel Montiano, Fort Mose gave sanctuary to Africans challenging enslavement in the English Colony of Carolina. Approximately 100 Africans lived at Fort Mose, forming more than 20 households. Together they created a frontier community that drew on a range of African backgrounds blended with Spanish, Native American and English cultural traditions. Standard 5.4.6

Comments: This article was written by the Fort Mose Historical Society in St. Augustine, Florida.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1277

Growth and Empire

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog03/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Benjamin Franklin and Philadelphia took center stage as a merchant class grew to power in the northern colonies. In the meantime the southern colonies built their economy on the backs of the enslaved. This Biography of America site has an interactive key events chart, a map, a transcript of the video on which the site was built and a rich webography. Standard 5.4 general

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1474

John Peter Zenger Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/zenger/zenger.html

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Description: The Zenger case arose out of the deep divisions in the political life of the Colony of New York in the early 1730s. Zenger's New York Weekly Journal (America's first independent political paper) was founded by James Alexander as a means of giving voice to the many people critical of Governor William Cosby's policies and heavy-handed tactics. Follow this important case in freedom of the press through images, a timeline, news articles, and the trial record. Standards 5.4.7 and 12.8.1

Comments: This is part of the Famous Trials page by Doug Linder of the School of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1836

Misfortune of Indentured Servants

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1601-1650/mittelberger/servan.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This copy of Gottlieb Mittelberger's 1754 description of the voyage to America will make you glad you live in the 20th century. Standard 5.4.5

Comments: This is a gripping primary source.

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 2175

People of Colonial Albany Live Here

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/gallery.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: With text at just the right level for students, this site has a wealth of pictures, a huge collection of biographies, and detailed historical information about colonial period in the Albany settlement of the Middle Colonies. Standard 5.4.5

Comments: This is a very rich site by the New York State Museum.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2423

Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony 1620

http://www.proteacher.com/cgi-bin/outsidesite.cgi?id=16646&external=http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosmd/&original=http://www.proteacher.com/090096.shtml&title=The%20Pilgrims%20&%20Plymouth%20Colony:%201620

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an annotated study guide on the Plymouth colony for teachers and students prepared by Duane Cline. It has information about both the English settlers and the Native Americans of the region. Within each section are links to further information or to lesson activities. Standards 3.4.6, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, and 8.2.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3776

Slave Songs of the United States

http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/allen/allen.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This electronic text is a facsimile of an 1867 book called Slave Songs of the United States by W. F. Allen, C.P. Ware, and L.M. Garrison. It is part of the "Documenting the South" project s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the book are the words and sheet music for many spirituals, folk, and work songs of African Americans from the 19th century. Standard 5.4.6 and 8.7.2

Comments: Written in the 19th century, the explanatory text of the book uses language and ideas about African Americans that were the norm at that time.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2783

Slavery and the Making of America

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Slavery and the Making of America is the website that supports a four-part PBS series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives. Standards 5.4.6, 8.7.2, 8.9.1, and 8.10.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3811

Story of the Virginia English Colony at Jamestown: A HistoryWiz Exhibit

http://historywiz.com/exhibits/jamestown-mm.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by History Wiz is a multimedia exhibit of the founding of Jamestown. It includes paintings and maps showing Indian villages and English settlements, and key leaders and historical incidents. Standards 5.3.2, and 5.4.2

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2863

Sweet Chariot: The Story of the Spirituals

http://ctl.du.edu/spirituals/Freedom/index.cfm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The singing of spirituals in North America in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries was inextricably connected to the ongoing struggle for freedom forged by women and men in the enslaved African community. The association between singing and freedom began early. This site has an explaniaiton of different types of spirituals and the words and links to recorded renditions of many. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.4, and 8.7.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3771

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