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Best Websites: History

Social and Intellectual History

The Adoption History Project
This site contains both secondary and primary sources relating to the political, social and psychological aspects of the history of U.S. adoption. An index is also included and many entries contain high quality images.

France in America
France in America is a bilingual, multi-format English-French digital library that tells the story of the French presence in America and the interactions between the French and American peoples from the early 16th to the late 19th centuries.

The Gay Peoples Union Collection
Covers the LGBT activist history of Milwaukee during the period 1970 to 1984. It centers on the internal records and publications of one of the first gay activist organizations to form in the city of Milwaukee in the 1970s (and one still extant today.) Features of the collection include a complete run of the newspaper GPU News from 1971 to 1981, a "Gay Liberation Organization Manifesto" from 1970, and general files of the organization. Links are provided to the Wisconsin GLBT History Project (labeled as the Milwaukee LGBT Local History Project Inc.) and a list of other recommended primary collections on Milwaukee's gay and lesbian past.