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European Views of the Americas: 1493 - 1750

A valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. This database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Celebrating 90 years of Women's Suffrage

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On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote.  The websites listed below celebrate the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage.  All of them have an education component useful for teachers.

Library of Congress -- Votes for Women
The collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign and a timeline.  There is a related unit for teachers: Collection Connection

Women's Suffrage by Scholastic (for teachers)
This education site includes the History of Women's Suffrage, When did women vote?, and One Woman votes in 1920: Effie Hobby's Story.

The National Archive has an online exhibit, Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment.  It is part of their Teaching with Documents curriculum. 

The Fight for Women's Suffrage  by The History Channel has pictures, video, and articles about the topic with "More to Explore" for people and groups, themes, events, and related topics. 

Google Images  has a great collection of photographs, cartoons, posters and related ephemera from the era. 

CLIO Notes on America: History and Life

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CLIO Notes for America: History & Life will guide you through subjects in United States history, by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in American history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire America: History and Life database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.

CLIO Notes provides a new way of exploring historical periods. Created with the help of historians and librarians, it helps gather necessary information quickly through expanded searching opportunities for studying historical periods in detail and providing guidance through the key historical and cultural issues covered in American history courses:

  • Concise overviews of 22 historical periods taught in American history courses
  • Detailed chronologies provide global context for major events and issues of each period
  • Study questions help paper topics selection and prepare for class discussions
  • Unique lists of searching terms compiled by the database’s editors

You will find CLIO Notes inside the America: History & Life database on the blue bar at the top of the screen.

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