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The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Section 1: New England

African Americans in New Hampshire http://www.seacoastnh.com/ blackhistory/
Explores the history of African Americans in New Hampshire.

New Bedford Whaling Museum http://www.whalingmuseum.org/
The largest museum in America devoted to the history of the American whaling industry. It provides exhibits, publications, and extensive online resources to bring to life the whaling era and the history area.

Section 2: The Middle Colonies

New York Slave Revolt of 1712 http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ aia/ part1/ 1p285.html
Overview of the 1712 rebellion in New York, with links to the Stono Rebellion and another revolt that took place in New York in 1741.

Seven Walking Tours of Philadelphia http://www.ushistory.org/ districts/ index.html
Photographs and histories of many buildings constructed during the eighteenth century can be found on this site.

Section 3: The Southern Colonies

The Stono Rebellion http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ aia/ part1/ 1p284.html
An analysis of the September 1739 rebellion in South Carolina.

Slave Narratives http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ aia/ educational/ yag/ yagweb.html
Excerpts from slave narratives and other material on slavery and abolitionism from multiple sources.

Section 4: The Backcountry

The Scots-Irish Immigration of the 1700s http://www.electricscotland.com/ history/ america/ scots_irish.htm
Article on the organization of Scots-Irish immigration to the American colonies.