Past Events & Activities

Primary Sources


Lesson Plans

Links and Resources


Links and Resources

Included here are annotated bibliographies, lists of reviewed websites and web resources and information on archives, cultural institutions, historic sites and collections (other than our partners) here in Salem and beyond.

The United States and the World

Links and Resources Topic Listing

The Long Road to Lexington: Networks of Resistance in Colonial Massachusetts (Spring 2005)

They Burned the White House?: What was the War of 1812 all about? (Spring 2005)

Into the Quagmire: Vietnam (Spring 2005)

American Political Thought

Links and Resources Topic Listing

The Constitutional Convention and the Debate over Ratification (Fall 2005)

The New Deal: Expanding Government in Time of Need (Fall 2005)

The Reconstruction Amendments and Their Legacy (Fall 2005)

Social Changes & Social Reform

Links and Resources Topic Listing

Abolitionism (Spring 2004)

Immigration, Urbanization, Americanization and the Settlement House Movement (Spring 2004)

City Upon A Hill: Colonists as Reformers
(Spring 2004)

The Civil Rights Movement, SNCC and the Making of Eyes on the Prize (Spring 2004)

Women's Rights and Women's Equality
(Spring 2004)

Childhood in Colonial New England (Summer 2006)

Horace Mann and the Rise of Public Education in America (Summer 2006)

Amusing the Million: Mass Culture and Leisure at the Turn of the 20th Century (Summer 2006)

“New” Immigrants and the Polish Community in Salem (Summer 2006)

Immigration & Migration

Links and Resources Topic Listing

People of the First Light: Wampanoag History (Fall 2004)

The Vanishing Indian: Removal, Relocation, Reservations and Representation in the 19th century (Fall 2004)

The Great Migration: African Americans and the Growth of the Urban North (Fall 2004)

An Industrious People

Links and Resources Topic Listing

Women and Work in Colonial New England
(Summer 2005)

From “10 Footers” to Factories: Industrial Growth in the Antebellum North
(Summer 2005)

Building Wealth Through the China and East Indies Trade (Summer 2005)

Consumer Culture and Consumption Landscapes in Post-War America
(Summer 2005)

Upstairs/Downstairs: Domestic Servants and Mistresses in 19th and 20th Century America (Spring 2006)

Farmers and Fishermen: Work in Essex County 1650 – 1850 (Spring 2006)

“Westward Ho:” Westward Migration in the 1840s and 50s: Who, Where, Why, How?
(Spring 2006)


Salem as Place

Links and Resources Topic Listing

Salem as Frontier Outpost: Life in Seventeenth Century Salem (Summer 2004)

Salem in the World, the World in Salem: Salem in the Early Republic and the East Indies Trade (Summer 2004)

Workers in a Global City: Work, Workers, and Immigrants in 20th century Salem
(Summer 2004)