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Historical Information

Websites that help bring history alive, give insights and analysis of events that shaped our country and world.


     The Civil War is a comprehensive site filled with official records, information about the weaponry and ships used, the role of slaves and former slaves in the war, and overviews of specific battles, among other interesting information. A one-stop-shop of good knowledge about this crucial upheavel in our history.



    Traces brings articles and stories from WWII, many aspects of which are overlooked. Do you know the results of German POW's being encamped at Camp Algona and its branches here in the U.S? Find out here! Also covered are Hitler's conceptions and misconceptions about the U.S., tales of German and Jewish immigrants, and other aspects of the Nazi Regime and its consequences.



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