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4th Edition

The History Highway
A 21st-century Guide to Internet Resources

ISBN 9780765616319
Published July 15, 2006 by Routledge
704 Pages

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Book Description

Save yourself and your students hours of research time. Now extensively revised and expanded, "The History Highway" is widely recognized as the one essential tool for students, teachers and researchers seeking a reliable guide to history sites on the web. "The History Highway" offers the broadest, most current coverage of the astonishing amount of historical information available on the Internet: provides detailed, easy-to-use, and up-to-date information on more than 3000 web sites; covers U.S. and World history and all sub-fields; features ten new chapters, with coverage of futurism, environmental history, immigration history, and Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history; all sites have been thoroughly checked by specialists in the relevant field of history; the best sites in each field are clearly identified; hard cover and paperback editions include a CD of the entire contents with live links to sites; and e-book version with live links to sites is in preparation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Getting Started; 1. The Basics: History of the Internet; * Uses of the Internet: Sending and Receiving E-Mail; * Note on E-Mail Addresses; * Note on E-Mail Security; * Reading and Posting Messages on Newsgroups; * Reading and Posting Messages on Discussion Lists; * Word of Warning about Discussion Lists; * Blogging; * Some Blog Features; * Logging onto a Remote Computer with Telnet; * Transferring Files with File Transfer Protocol (FTP); * Browsing the World Wide Web; 2. Signing On: Getting on the Internet; * Hardware; * Software: Web Browsers and E-Mail Programs; * Netiquette and Copyright: General Netiquette; * Rules for Newsgroups and Discussion List and Blog Posts; * Copyright; * Evaluating Online Resources: Tools, Tips, and Terms; * The Web Today; * Information Literacy and Peer Review; * The Democratization of Information; * Evaluating Websites: What to Look For; * The Questions; * Bringing It All Together; * Searching the Web; * New Frontiers; * When in Doubt.... ASK!; Part II: Internet Sites for Historians; 3. Futuring Methods, Practitioners and Organizations; 4. Future Issues; 5. General History; 6. Ancient History; 7. Medieval History; 8. Renaissance and Reformation History; 9. African History; 10. Middle Eastern History; 11. Asian History; 12. Australian and New Zealand History; 13. Canadian History; 14. Latin and South American History; 15. European History: General European History; * British History; * Eastern European and Russian History; * French History; * German History; * Irish History; * Italian History; * Mediterranean History; * Nordic History; 16. United States History: General United States History; * African-American History; * Native American History; * American West; * Colonial American History; * Revolutionary America; * Early United States History; * American Civil War History; * Gilded Age and Progressive Era History; * The Age of FDR; * World War II; * The Cold War; * General Twentieth-Century United States History; 17. Women's History; 18. World History; 19. History of Computers; 20. History of Science; 21. History of Technology; 22. Holocaust Studies; 23. Legal, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights History; 24. Modern Military History; 25. Historiography; 26. Historic Preservation and Conservation; 27. Urban History; 28. Living History and Historic Reenactment; 29. Genealogy; 30. State and Provincial Historical Societies; 31. History Book Sources on the Internet; 32. History and Social Studies Organizations; 33. Maps and Images; 34. Resources for Teachers of History: K-12 and College; 35. Electronic Journals; 36. Libraries; 37. Archives and Manuscript Collections; 38. Special Collections; 39. Digital Collections; 40. Archival Exhibitions Online; 41. Environmental History; 42. Immigration History; 43. Oral History; 44. Business and Economic History; 45. Natural History; 46. Popular Culture; 47. Online Reference Desk; Glossary; * Index; * About the Editors and Contributors.

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