An Age of Expansionism
- Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 18201910
This Library of Congress site looks at first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents, and other works from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. It covers many topics and issues that affected Americans in the settlement and development of the Upper Midwest.
- The Mexican-American War Memorial Homepage
Images and text explain the causes, courses, and outcomes of the Mexican-American War.
- On the Trail in Kansas
This Kansas Collection site holds several good primary sources with images concerning the Oregon trail and Americas early movement westward.
- The Era of the Mountain Men
Private letters can speak volumes about the concerns and environment of the writers and recipients. Letters from early settlers west of the Mississippi River are offered on this site.