Webography on National Wars in the 19th Century

This webography provides a list of online primary sources, educational resources and online encyclopedias associated with some of the major conflicts during the relevant period. The most important wars included for this period are:

The most important wars included for this period are:

  • Mexican American War (1846–48)
  • European Civil Wars (1848–49)
  • Wars of Italian Independence (1848–49, 1859, 1866)
  • Crimean War (1853–56)
  • American Civil War (1861–65)
  • German Wars of Unifications (1864, 1866, 1870–71)
  • Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)

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Institution: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
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Created by the Austrian National Library, this Digital Reading Room for law allows users to search, browse, and read historical legal texts. Searches are only available by publication, year, and law number, but not full-text. Results are displayed as images, and all sources and site resources are in German with no English translation.

http://alex.onb.ac.at/
Institution: Public Broadcasting Service
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A companion to the Public Broadcasting (PBS) history series, this site includes features on a range of people and events in American history, from Hawaii's last queen to death in the Civil War. It includes watchable trailers of many films, as well as fully viewable versions of a selection.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/
Institution: British Library
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Part of the British Library's Online Galleries, this collection concentrates on the role the United Kingdom played in the American Civil War. It provides both handy reference guides and access to the library's range of sources, texts, maps, and objects produced in Britain and related to the war. Highlights include a collection of maps designed to convey the course of events to readers of British periodicals, as well as essays and...

https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/uscivilwar/index.html
Institution: British Library
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Provided by the British Library, the digital exhibition on Victorian Britain provides both primary sources and essays by historians, both concentrating on everyday life in the time and place. The reign of Victoria (1837–1901) was one of enormous economic, technological, social, cultural, and other changes, many of which are featured in this exhibitions. Many individual sections and a number of documents touch on the role of women in these...

http://www.bl.uk/victorian-britain
Institution: Vancouver Island University
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The Canadian Letters and Images Project, supported by Vancouver Island University, the Canadian War Museum, and the Governor General of Canada, is an online archive featuring Canadians' war correspondence. Ranging from pre-1914 wars, including the American Civil War, it has individual collections on all major twentieth-century wars. Its emphasis is on the everyday and on the rank-and-file, as opposed to military or civilian leaders. Providing...

http://canadianletters.ca/
Institution: University of Iowa Libraries
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Created by the University of Iowa Libraries and the Iowa Digital Library, Civil War Diaries and Letters provides users with access to a range of letters, diaries and other materials written by both soldiers and women on the home front. The archive also contains a collection of period photographs. Users can search and browse through individual collections of documents, which are available both as digitized images of the original and as...

Institution: Det Kongelige Bibliotek
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The Digital Collections created by the National Library of Denmark provides users with access to Danish works of all kinds, including books, periodicals, maps, music, and other primary sources. Other materials include manuscripts and photographs on a range of subjects. Holdings are presented in thematic collections and are also searchable. Although predominately in Danish, the site allows searches for English key words and for English–...

http://www.kb.dk/editions/any/2009/jul/editions/en/
Institution: Deutsches Historisches Museum
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As part of its website, the German Historical Museum (Berlin) offers users a collection database that includes an extensive inventory of objects, printed material, film, etc., relating to many periods of modern German history. Entries are searchable by title, keyword, and other criteria. Site is in both English and German, although the majority of holdings are in German.

http://dhm.de/datenbank/dhm.php?seite=10&lang=en
Institution: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
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The German Text Archive is a resource offering a variety of German–language texts designed to cover a range of issues and disciplines covering the period from approximately 1600 to 1900. Selected by scholars, entries are checked to ensure the accuracy of digitization and are annotated and accompanied by an appropriate bibliography. Supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities...

http://www.deutschestextarchiv.de
Institution: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
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The Digital Collections of the State Library of Bavaria encompass manuscripts, reference works, and periodicals, with an emphasis on local and regional affairs and history, as well as collections on Eastern Europe and musicology. Other collections, organized by type, include photographs and rare printed materials. A few remarkable and rare items are listed separately. Holdings are searchable by author, title, and keyword, and include English-...

https://www.bsb-muenchen.de/en/catalogues-databases/digital-collections/
Institution: Leo Baeck Institute
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Created by the Leo Baeck institute of New York and Berlin, DigiBaeck is a site providing users access to digital collections about German–speaking Jews in the modern world. Total digitized holdings exceed 3.5 million pages, and include archival materials, memoirs, manuscripts, books and periodicals. They also include art, photos, and sound recordings. The site provides basic and advanced search functions, as well as browsing by the type of...

https://www.lbi.org/digibaeck/
Institution: Ball State University
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Hosted by Ball State University (Muncie, IN), the Digital Media Repository (DMR) Military History Resources digital archive is dedicated to providing access to materials related to armed conflicts ranging from the French Revolution and US Civil War to the World Wars and Cold War–era conflicts. Resources include oral histories, films, photos, manuscripts, and other materials drawn both from the library in Muncie, Indiana, as well as...

http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/DMR_MilitaryHistory/
Institution: Digital Public Library of America
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Funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Digital Public Library of America has developed from ideas that have been percolating since the 1990s. The site launched in 2013, and aims to link collections of museums, libraries, and other repositories across the United States to make them available to teachers, students,...

https://dp.la/
Institution: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
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A project of the State Library of Berlin, the Digitized Collections provide access to thematic collections of imaged materials on a range of issues including the military and the First World War, as well as politics, economics, theology, art, and more. The World War I collection includes field unit and hospital newspapers and other materials from the front. All site materials and search functions are in German only.

http://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de
Institution: Richard Hacken
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Hosted by the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University, Eurodocs represents a clearinghouse of links to sources hosted at other sites and by other institutions. Links connect to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. In addition, links direct users to videos, sound files, maps, photographs, databases, and other sources, which encompass a broad sweep of historical periods,...

http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page
Institution: Garibaldi & the Risorgimento Archive
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Created by the Brown University Library and its Center for Digital Scholarship, the Garibaldi Panorama and the Risorgimento Resource Explorer provides a digital archive for study and teaching of the life and exploits of a key actor in the processes of Italian unification, Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882). In addition to the digitized panorama viewable on the site, users can access some 4,000 archival entries, including newspaper stories,...

http://library.brown.edu/cds/garibaldi/index.php
Institution: German Historical Institute
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Initiated by the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, German History in Documents and Images (GDHI) provides primary sources on German history dating back to the early-modern period. The collection is divided into thematic sections, each curated by scholars, framed by introductory essays, and accompanied by primary sources (including English–language sources), as well as maps and images. Subjects include government and...

http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org
Institution: University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab
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Created at the University of Richmond (VA) Digital Scholarship Lab, this multifaceted project offers users a range of tools for accessing information and visualizing data related to the American Civil War. Highlights include tools that map waves of wartime emancipation of the enslaved, wartime elections, and a digital archive of the Richmond Dispatch, a source rich in primary sources about military life and the homefront.  

http://dsl.richmond.edu/civilwar/
Institution: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
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A project supported by—among others—the State Library of Bavaria, the German National Library, and diverse universities including Cologne and Mainz, as well as associations such as H-Soz-u-Kult and the German Historical Institute of Paris, historicum.net has been designed for an audience of professional historians, history teachers, teachers in training, students, and the interested public. It provides access to sources on topics ranging back...

https://www.historicum.net
Institution: Fordham University
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Offering no-frills access to significant primary sources on modern history across geographic regions, the Internet Modern History Sourcebook is an established (since 1997) source for teachers and students in university-level survey courses. It is part of a larger project that includes internet history sourcebooks on other periods, and provides access to sources hosted on its own site, which are arranged in thematic and chronological fashion,...

http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.asp#Introduction
Institution: Library of Congress
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Presented by the the Library of Congress, this digital archive contains the collection of photographs of rank-and-file Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate, amassed since the 1990s by the Liljenquist family. Donated to the library, the collection is of interest to the public, students, and teachers, but also to researchers interested in a range of features in the photograph from the common to the unique. Rare images include Navy...

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/lilj/
Institution: National Archives
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Presented by the United States National Archives, the Digital Vaults site offers the ability to access more than 1,200 photos, documents, films and other sources. Records include iconic pictures and important documents relating to, among other issues, the range of US military conflicts, as well as the roles of women in society. The collection is searchable, divided into various collections, and accessible through a visual interface that...

http://www.digitalvaults.org
Institution: National Army Museum
Major Wars:
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A public organization that includes corporate partnerships, the National Army Museum strives to be a source for both education and the general public. It includes materials and exhibits in Great Britain's military history, with its collections concentrated on the centuries from the English Civil War onward. In addition, it is expansive enough to include Britain's imperial and colonial possessions. In contrast to the Imperial War Museum, the...

http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/
Institution: New York Public Library
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Created by the New York Public Library, this site features photographs and images related to a range of subjects, the most relevant of which are the American Civil War and First World War, as well as a rich collection of Russian Civil War posters. The images are fully text searchable, but also divided into subject collections, each accompanied by a brief introductory essay, which includes bibliographic references. Collections with numerous...

http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections?utf8=%E2%9C%93&collection_keywords=war#/?scroll=5
Institution: University of Hertfordshire
Major Wars:
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A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772. It allows access to over...

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
Institution: Polo Biblioteca di Pisa
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This collection of ten digitized serials was created by Polo Library of the University of Pisa. It provides access to full digital images of the publications, organized chronologically. Users can also perform full-text searches on individual publications or the whole collection. The date ranges of most periodicals relate to the wars for Italian independence of the mid-nineteenth century, although some also continue into the era of World War I...

http://opac.pisa.sbn.it/opaclib/opaclib?db=opacnew&searchForm=opac/pisa/error.jsp&resultForward=opac/pisa/brief_dig.jsp&do=search_show_cmd&rpnlabel=Digitalized%20Serials&rpnquery=%40attrset+bib-1+%40and+%40attr+1%3D1021+%22S%22+%40attr+1%3D4001%221%22&nen
Institution: Hoover Institution
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Documenting the wartime viewpoints and diverse political sentiments of the twentieth century, the Poster Collection has more than one hundred thousand posters from around the world and continues to grow. Some 33 thousand are available online. Posters from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia/Soviet Union, and France predominate, though items from more than eighty countries are included. Additional posters can be found in...

http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/posters
Institution: Brown University Library for Digital Scholarship
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This project, created by the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, offers users access to thousands of prints, drawings, and watercolors from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection. Concentrating on the period from the 17th century to World War II, it has a particular emphasis on illustrations of military uniforms and dress, as well as portraits, photographs, posters, and other materials. All are accessible both via a...

http://library.brown.edu/cds/askb/
Institution: Library of Congress
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Created by the Library of Congress, "The Empire That Was Russia" presents a collection of unusually early color photographs of the Russian Empire's final years, taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944). Using a unique process that took multiple exposures of a scene through different color filters, which were subsequently superimposed to create a color image, Prokudin-Gorskii documented everything from the churches and...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/index.html
Institution: Library of Congress
Major Wars:
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Presented by the Library of Congress, this digital collection contains the photographs of the Crimean War (1853–56) taken by Roger Fenton (1819–69). They documented the conditions faced by the troops of the allied coalition (Britain, France, Turkey, and others), the participants themselves, and the landscape, although Fenton took no photographs of actual combat or its aftermath. Sent with royal support and to augment the unprecedented press...

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/ftncnw/
Institution: Smithsonian Institution
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The online collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, these collections include, among their millions of records related to natural history and other subjects, more than 100,000 entries on history. Materials are text searchable, as well as browseable by type. The collections include photographs, drawings, art, and other images, as well as documents. Not all materials are available online. In addition, a number of thematic...

http://collections.si.edu/search/
Institution: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek – Technische Universität Darmstadt
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A project of the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Digital Resources of the library and archives provides users with access to manuscripts and rare books, as well as maps, musical scores, and other materials for the entire modern period. Other sources include local newspapers from Hesse, as well as photographs and other visual sources. The project's portal is available in English, but search and materials are primarily in German.

http://www.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/spezialabteilungen/digitale_sammlungen_2/digitale_sammlungen.de.jsp
Institution: Terra: Foundation for American Art
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"The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections" is intended to help teachers and students learn about the Civil War—its causes and effects—and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art.

The website was initiated, funded, and developed by the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art in acknowledgement of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War (1861–1865). From...

http://www.civilwarinart.org/
Institution: Tulane University
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Assembled by the Howard–Tilton Memorial Library, the Tulane University Digital Library is a source of digitized and digital holdings for teachers, researchers, and the public. Strengths of the collections include music, especially jazz, as well as Latin America, the local history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Drawn from a range of collections and centers at Tulane University, the library provides a search feature, as well as thematic...

http://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/
Institution: Library of Congress
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A project of the US Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Search 14,228 items about 193 countries between 8000 BCE and 2000 CE. It is carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific...

https://www.wdl.org/en/