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Prof. John Putman



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American West History Links


Native American 

Welcome to Chumash Indian Life

PBS - THE WEST - Documents on the Sand Creek Massacre (1864-1865)

Native American Documents Project

Alcatraz Island

Russel Means and AIM

American Indian Movement Documents

Pechanga.Net - Your Internet News Resource



Spanish and Mexican Era West

The California Mission Site CA Missions history and mission music

UCRCMP California Missions

Cyber Serra Virutal Mission Tour


American Conquest of the West

Western US States MapQuiz Printout

PBS American West Map

Heading West: Mapping the Territory

History of the American West (American Memory Library of Congress)

American Progress, painting by John Gast, 1872.

Gallery of the Frontier

Discovery: Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lewis and Clark Journals

The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)

McBeth Sisters - Missionary Teachers to Nez Perce

Oregon Trail

The Interactive Santa Fe Trail (SFT) Homepage

George Richard Hamrick Overland Trail Journal 1863 Missouri to California

Utah Crossroads: Oregon, California Trails Home Page

Overland Trail Page

Trails to Utah and the Pacific (American Memory Library of Congress)

Civil War in the West

California in the Civil War

America's West - Development & History

The American West Heritage Center

The West: Art, Photography, and Film

WestWeb Western Women's History

Literary History of the American West

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum

Wizard of Oz and Populism

Northwest Digital Archives

Bisbee Deportation of 1917

Soutwest Wonderland: Booster and Advertising Pamphlets

Fred Harvey Hotels

St. Louis 1904 Fair

1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition Exhibit

Lewis and Clark Exposition

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition slide show

The Panama Pacific International Exposition

SF Panama Pacific Exposition 3D

Panama Pacific International Exposition

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement 1850-1920

Environmental News in the West

Hoover Dam

Yucca Mountain EIS

Yucca Mountain Project Home Page

Voices from the Dust Bowl the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection 1940-1941

The American Experience Surviving the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl in Pictures and Words


Western Americana Blog

Japanese Internment: PBS Conscience and the Constitution 

Japanese Internment: Excerpts from Personal Justice Denied.

Heart Mountain Internment Camp

Communism in Washington State

Sorcerer's Workshop on Disneyland

Hanford Nuclear Plant Project

Rosewell Alien Resource Center

Rosewell Report

Area 51 Zone

TV Westerns

TV Western internet index

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Writing and Research Links

Prof. Putman's Writing Tips

SDSU Department of History Writing Guides

10 Commandments of Good Historical Writing

History Writing Guides

UNC Writing Center Handout Writing in History

SDSU Library Citation Guide

Research and Documentation Online

Library Research in History

Grammar Hints

Strunk and White,  The Elements of Style

Common Errors in English

Plagiarism Defined

What is Plagiarism? (Georgetown Univ. site; very readable)

SDSU InfoDome - Special Collections

Local History Materials at the CA Room of SD Public Library

Finding Aids for Manuscript Collections & UCSD Archives

San Diego Historical Society

--Local Public Records and San Diego History

Women's History Reclamation Project -- San Diego

Writing a Research Paper (Example)