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History - General

This guide is intended to help you get started with finding relevant information related to your history class or topics of interest.

Database Spotlight

What is "The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction" database?

The digital Civil War database is a family of historical collections that allows researchers to discover and explore this critical period in United States history in unprecedented depth and detail and from a variety of perspectives. The unique primary source materials offer opportunities for students and scholars to make original discoveries and new findings on many different aspects of the Civil War from the Antebellum Period, through the Civil War itself, and including the Reconstruction.

Materials include data from America's Historical Newspapers, American Broadsides and Ephemera, and U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

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History, a study of the past - who, what, where, when, why, and how

Imagine if we didn't know anything about the  past? How people lived or died? How did the Romans rise to power? What happened to the Mayans? Who was King of England when the Revolutionary War began? Why were the Romanovs executed in Russia in 1918? What caused America's Great Depression? When were the pyramids built? Where did the Bubonic plague originate? History is the study of the past based on documentation. And how do we know about the past before the written record? Knowing history is important to our lives and our society. It helps us to understand where we came from, how events shaped or contributed to our society, and it serves as a good predictor of the future.

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

Heritage Month Guide

September: National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15)

October:      Italian-American Heritage Month

November:  National American Indian Heritage Month

February:    Black History Month 

March:         Women's History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month

May:             Asian-Pacific American Heritage and Jewish-American Heritage Month