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Historical studies

Research and Writing Information

A student's guide to writing essays in history

Style Guides

Reader's guide to the history of Newfoundland and Labrador to 1869

Colonial Office 194 series, Newfoundland, original correspondence, 1696-1909

Colonial Secretary's Letterbooks

Reading Old Handwriting


Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century 

Hargrett Library's rare map collection 

H-Net Reviews: Online Book Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Perseus: An evolving digital library on ancient Greece and Rome 

Diotoma: Materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world 

The Ancient City of Athens  

The Avalon Project: Documents from Ancient Times 

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago

Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation

Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies: Selected Open-Access Websites (University of Saskatchewan) 

The Avalon Project: Medieval and Renaissance Documents

Viking Age website

Internet Medieval Sourcebook 

Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe

The Renaissance in Italy (Khan Academy)

The Sixteenth-Century Reformation Reading Room

Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Germany (EuroDocs)

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (by Brian Levack, Routledge Press)

Early Modern

U.S. Library of Congress: 1492: An Ongoing Voyage 

The Avalon Project: Fifteenth-Century Documents 

The Avalon Project: Sixteenth-Century Documents 

The Avalon Project: Seventeenth-Century Documents 

The Avalon Project: Eighteenth-Century Documents 

The Eighteenth-Century Maritime World


Dictionary of Military Terms 

The Valley of the Shadow - Two Communities in the American Civil War 

The Great War 1914-1918

International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Newfoundland Regiment and the Great War

The War at Sea 1914-1918 

The Aerodrome (War in the Air 1914-1918)

The World at War

Documents of World War II

World War II: Documents on Nazi-Soviet Relations 1939-1941

The U-Boat War 1939-1945

Democracy at War Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War (Canadian War Museum)

Alternative Service (Conscientious Objection)


The Avalon Project: Nineteenth-Century Documents 

Victoria Research Web 

British History 

The British Empire 

The Victorian Web 

A2A: Access to [local UK] Archives 

Project for American & French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL)

Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France 

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: Exploring the French Revolution

Garibaldi and the Risorgimento 

History of Germany: Primary Documents 

Habsburg Home Page 

Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions 

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database


Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Library and Archives of Canada 

Pathfinders & Passageways: The Exploration of Canada

Canadian Museum of Civilization

France in America

Democracy at War Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War (Canadian War Museum)


Newfoundland & Labrador Heritage Web Page 

Reader's guide to Newfoundland history to 1869 

Finding Aids to the Archival Collections of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies 

Finding Aids to the Colonial Office 194 manuscripts 

Finding Aids to the Colonial Secretary's Letterbooks

A2A: Access to [local UK] Archives 

Ferryland and the Colony of Avalon

Baccalieu Trail Archaeology (includes documents & archaeology relating to Cupid's) 

Documents Relating to the Constitutional, Legal and Political History of Newfoundland & Labrador 

Privy Council Documents relating to Labrador Boundary Dispute with Canada 

Newfoundland Grand Banks (Genealogical resources on-line) 

History of the Northern Cod Fishery 

Port au Choix National Historic Site

Labrador Inuit through Moravian Eyes

Photographs of the French Shore (Paul-Émile Miot)

The Newfoundland Regiment and the Great War


Corner Brook Museum and Archives 

The French Shore web page Port au Choix

Red Bay History

St. Anthony Grenfell House

Newfoundland Grand Banks (Genealogical resources on-line, including Western Newfoundland)


The Custom of the Sea


Bennett, A.; McMenamin, Marc; Blake, Sarah, Potter, M. ; White, A.; Mc Mahon, R.; Baehre, R. (2022). RTÉ Radio 

This is the story of a shocking and harrowing incident of cannibalism in 1835 aboard Limerick ship, the Francis Spaight, on a return journey from Canada when lots were drawn as to who would be sacrificed to save their own crewmates.  


Abraham’s Diary 


Brookes, Lutz, H.; McGrath, R., Baehre, R.; Rollmann, H.; Simon, M.; Aaju, P.; Gordon, T.; Semigak, S.; Flynn, A. (2009).  Battery Radio. 

The tragic story of 2 Inuit families from Labrador who were exhibited in European zoos 129 years ago. But while spectators gaped at them, the Inuit gazed back. And one of them kept a diary.  

The late nineteenth century saw the rise of scientific racism in Europe, and those who flocked to the zoo exhibit expected to gape at "exotics" from some "primitive race". What they found instead were Labradorimiut who spoke 3 languages, played German hymn tunes on violin, and who were keeping their own ethnographic notes on the "uncivilised" Europeans. Tragically, both families died of smallpox, but not before Abraham Ulrikab wrote his impressions of the trip in a remarkable diary. 


The Forgotten People 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/crow-gulch-neighbourhood-corner-brook-1.5271172Baehre, R.; Bird, L.;  Walbourne-Gough, D. (2019). The Forgotten People. CBC Radio 

This is about the razed Corner Brook neighbourhood known as Crow Gulch, a disadvantaged community near the Bowater Pulp and Paper Mill that was razed by the municipal authorities in the 1960s.  The community had a significant Indigenous population.  The CBC article has a link to the Atlantic Voices podcast at the end; the feature draws upon the research of Dr. Rainer Baehre, the new book by CBC journalist Lindsay Bird’s and the book of poetry by Corner Brook poet Douglas Walbourne-Gough. 

Black History in Canada

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia 

Black Canadians (Library and Archives Canada)

United States

Organization of American Historians 

Avalon Project: Documents in US Law, History and Diplomacy 

American Memory: Historical Collections of the National Digital Library 

(US) National Archives: America's Historical Documents 

Harlem Renaissance (Bibliography)

Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

The Russian Revolution 

Russian History 

Alan Woods, History of the Bolshevik Party 

A Hypertext on American History

Marxists Internet Resources 

The Avalon Project: Nineteenth-Century Documents

The Avalon Project: Twentieth-Century Documents 

Victoria Research Web 

The Victorian Web 

Garibaldi and the Risorgimento 

Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions 

Indigenous History

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Indigenous History

Primary Sources for Canadian and American Indigenous Studies

Gender History

American Women's History: A Guide to MTSU Library and Internet Resources

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Victorian Women Writers Project

ViVa: A Bibliography of Women’s History in Academic Journals

National Women’s History Museum (U.S.)

Portal to Websites on Women’s History and Gender History (Institute for Historical Research)

Sources for Women’s History and Gender History

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

LGBT History

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History 

World History

World History Archives: 2800 Online Contemporary World History Documents 

Images from History: Online Artistic and Archeological Images from Ancient and Feudal History 

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

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