Need to argue with your crazy uncle about what the Founders really intended? Or maybe you're wondering what an 18th Century AskMe
might have looked like. The National Archives has launched Founders Online
, a searchable collection of over 100,000 annotated and transcribed documents including letters, speeches, diaries and more from the collected papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and family, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison.
We've discussed it before
but why not take a look at So You're Going To Fly
, a 1939 Popular Mechanics article aimed at first-time flyers.
The Victorian Dictionary
: A motley collection of primary source documents and reference materials about Victorian London by historical thriller author Lee Jackson
. Read the 1841 Census
, browse peroid advertisements
, zoom in on the 1881 Pocket Guide to London
or just learn some dirty words.
Interested in Soviet era spying by the KGB in the United States? Bummed that you cant get into the KGB archives? Well it turns out that someone copied all the good stuff already
, and you can take a peek. [more inside]
How the Other Half Lives
:: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890)
The Internet Library of Early Journals
:: A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals