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This page about historic Alabama is a supplement to Alabama Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.

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A to Z Kids Stuff | Alabama __ General information for kids including history resources. - From -

ADAH Timeline ___Click on the date in the graph for information about notable events. Highlighted text provides access to more information about the topic at hand. - Illustrated - From the Alabama Department of Archives and History -

Alabama ___"Known as the Heart of Dixie, Alabama became the 22nd state in 1819. The name Alabama is derived from an Indian word meaning "thicket clearers." - Text only - From the Library of Congress -  

Alabama ___A good overview of history of Alabama, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - 

Alabama Constitutions __ Learn about Alabama's six constitutions. - From -

Alabama Department of Archives and History, homepage __ "As the support staff for the State and Local Government Records Commissions, the Government Records Division of the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) serves as the contact for government officials seeking assistance with policies, standards, and procedures related to public records."  Learn all they do and take advantage of their many resources. - illustrated -- From -

Alabama General Historical Information ___Find a history of Alabama timeline plus information about such things as the state's capitals, counties and symbols. - Illustrated - From Alabama Department of Archives & History -

Alabama Genealogy and History Guide __ "Alabama Genealogy guide to free records in census, marriage, birth, death, and other records databases online." - From -   


Alabama Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From -  

Alabama: History ___Topics include Civil War, Reconstruction and Industrialization. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. -

Alabama History __ "Information on the history of Alabama including state capitals, constitutions, military history, and Civil War activities." - From -

Alabamiana - A Guide to Alabama ___A wordy timeline of notable events in Alabama's history. - Text only - From -  

Alabama State History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. - Text only - From SouthEastern Genealogy - 

Alabama State History - SHG Resources __ "Guide provides a general overview of Alabama's history as well as access to details on population, geography, and facts for this southern state." - From -  

Carol Middleton's Herstories & Histories ___Here's a an entertaining way to learn about some of the history of Alabama and Alabama historic events. Students of all ages can use this website. - Illustrated - From Carol Middleton -


Facts about the History of Alabama __ The History of Alabama including information about the explorers, pioneers, settlers and leaders of the State. - From -

Famous Alabama People Alabamians __ You will find a list of famous people who are a part of the history of Alabama. - From -   

Find a Grave - Alabama ___Brief biographies of 321 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave -
George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire ___This website 'looks at the political and personal life of Alabama politician George Wallace, as well as the historical context surrounding his activities. You can use this site to get background about Wallace and the period he was active...' - Illustrated - From PBS -

History of Alabama ___"The following articles should give the reader an understanding of early Alabama History." Topics include 'The Spanish Inroads 1540 - 1543' and 'First Territorial Organization 1795 - 1832'. - Text only - From Alabama Genealogy - 


History of Alabama __ "Alabama became a state of the United States of America on December 14, 1819. After the Indian Wars and removals of the early 19th century forced most Native Americans out of the state, white settlers arrived in large numbers."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia  - 

Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama __ You'll find a search engine with an alphabetical listing of Revolutionary soldiers in Alabama. - From Alabama Department of Archives and History -

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Alabama ___A general state history of Alabama and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and -

Welcome to the Alabama Historical Commission ___A fully searchable website with information about the Commission and some historic sites, the state capitol and news. - Illustrated - From the Alabama Historical Commission -  


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