F - History: United States (Local). Canada. Central and South America

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1. The American Image: John H. White: Portrait of Black Chicago

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  (http://www.nara.gov/exhall/americanimage/chicago/white1.html)
  This site provides a glimpse into the richness of African American History. Portrait of Black Chicago, a new exhibit from the National Archives and Records Administration, contains nineteen annotated photos by John H. White, a Chicago newspaper photographer, taken for the Environmental Protection Agency's DOCUAMERICA project in the 1970s. The...

2. Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

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  (http://www.angelfire.com/ca/humanorigins/index.html)
  Provided by Kevin L. Callahan, an anthropology graduate student at the University of Minnesota, this site consists of short, referenced essays, organized by civilization (Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Aztec), on Mesoamerican writing systems, governments, and religions. Users can also read essays on the Mayan calendar, "How the Sky Works," and...

3. The Aztec: Mexico Student Teacher Resource Center

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  ( http://northcoast.com/~spdtom/aztec.html)
  Owned and managed by Thomas H. Frederiksen, this site contains a considerable amount of introductory information on Aztec Rulers, Religion, Medicine, and Codices. A Student Resource Guide features biography and geography information, pronunciation tips, a suggested reading list, and selected library listings. The site as a whole contains several bibliographies...

4. Brazil & the Latin American Economy

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  (http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/bus-econ/1998/be-980924.html#IntheNews)
  This week's In the News follows repercussions of world financial crises in the key Latin American economy of Brazil. The nine resources discussed provide background information, press coverage, and economic data on Brazil and related economies. With a population of 164 million and GDP of $480 billion, Brazil represents Latin...

5. California Heritage Digital Image Access Project

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  (http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/CalHeritage/)
  The well known Berkeley Digital Library SunSite, discussed in the February 9, 1996 Scout Report, has recently added a new resource to its collection. California Heritage Digital Image Access Project is "a 'digital' archive containing photographs, pictures, and...

6. Canadian Government Information on the Internet

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  (http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/dsp-psd/Reference/cgii_index-e.html)
  Canadian Government Information on the Internet (CGII) serves as a reference guide to publicly available government information, providing access to a wealth of Internet-based resources. CGII consists of seven sections: Major Sites, Federal Information, Provincial Information, Municipal Information, Discussion Lists, Library Catalogues, and Electronic Journals. Each section contains an orderly...

7. Canadian Information by Subject

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  (http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/caninfo/ecaninfo.htm)
  The National Library of Canada (whose main site was reviewed in the July 5, 1996 issue of the Scout Report) has expanded on previous Web sites devoted to information about Canada by building a subject tree and populating the tree...

8. Castro Speech Databases

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  (http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/cb/cuba/castro.html)
  The Latin American Network Information Center at the University of Texas provides access to a searchable and browsable database of speeches by Cuban Leader Fidel Castro. It contains "full text of English translations of speeches, interviews, and press conferences by Castro, based upon the records of the Foreign Broadcast Information...

9. Digital City Chicago: Community Neighborhoods

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  (http://chicago.digitalcity.com/community/neighborhoods/neighbor.htm)
  A city is, in the end, the sum of the neighborhoods that make it up. Chicago has 77 "officially defined community areas." The Chicago Tribune (discussed in the March 15, 1996 Scout Report) has provided, at its Digital...

10. Digital Resources

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  (http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/digiproj/edigiact.htm)
  This site, provided by the National Library of Canada (discussed in the July 5, 1996 Scout Report) contains a virtual treasure chest of Canadiana. Highlights include Canada Speaks, biographical information and selected speeches by Canadian Prime Ministers since 1867; Canadian Confederation, information on the interplay between the American Civil War...

11. Early Canadiana Online: A Project to Provide Enhanced Access to Canada's Published Heritage

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  (http://www.canadiana.org/)
  A collaborative research project, ECO has created an outstanding online library of primary sources in Canadian history from the arrival of the first Europeans to the late 19th century, with particular emphasis on literature, women's history, native studies, and the history of French Canada. Composed of digital images of the...

12. Electronic Briefing Book: US Policy in Guatemala, 1966-96

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  (http://www.seas.gwu.edu/nsarchive/NSAEBB/NSAEBB11/docs/)
  The National Security Archive, a non-governmental research institute hosted by George Washington University (reviewed in the September 20, 1996 Scout Report), has collected and placed online another invaluable collection of previously classified US foreign policy documents. This time...

13. Feathered Serpent Pyramid Pages: Archaeology of Teotihuacan, Mexico

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  (http://archaeology.la.asu.edu/vm/mesoam/teo/index.htm)
  For those interested in a look at aboriginal life on the North American continent, these two archaeological sites should fit the bill. Hudson's Bay Company Digital Collection, provided by the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, is a graphical collection of 19th and 20th century aboriginal (and European and Canadian...

14. Government of Canada Primary Internet Site

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  (http://canada.gc.ca/)
  The Canadian Government Online web site provides information of all kinds about Canada and its institutions. A government overview offers information about "key institutions" such as parliament, the ministry and Prime Minister, the Supreme Court, and Auditor General. Also included is information about Canadian symbols such as the name Canada...

15. Guatemala: Memory of Silence

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  (http://hrdata.aaas.org/ceh/)
  Established in 1994 as part of the Peace Process in Guatemala, the Guatemalan Historical Clarification Commission (CEH) recently completed its work and forwarded its report to the parties to the Peace Accords and to the Secretary General of the UN. Titled, "Guatemala: Memory of Silence," the report makes disturbing reading...


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