About Century Past History

Century Past History consists of three digital collections, with links to thousands of books, articles and other materials, all organized for browsing by subject. All items are hosted by reputable websites, and they’re all free. I’ve provided descriptions for most entries. Over half the books are copyright-free and can be downloaded. The other books are fairly recent publications and still under copyright. They can be checked out online at no cost from the Internet Archive.

The first collection, Century Past Free Online Library, has about 115 subject pages containing thousands of non-fiction books on dozens of topics. Among these are over 1,000 books on history organized into about 40 subject pages; U.S., Europe, Asia, Women, African American, and Ancient (so far). There are also over 300 novels and 400 biographies.

Century Past History Resources currently has about 50 pages; mostly individual articles from newspapers and popular magazines. Also here are podcasts and videos. The ‘Digital Collections’ section holds links to large online collections of photos, maps, and other materials. As with the other two collections, over half the materials in History Resources are history-related.

History of the Great Lakes States is concerned with five states around the Great Lakes. This collection has 90+ pages with over 3,000 books & articles on many history topics for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and for the Great Lakes region. You’ll also find a fiction page here for each state, as well as pages for maps, periodicals, and documents.
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Regards, Ted Lienhart


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