Tangled Roots is a research project about the shared history of African Americans and Irish Americans. The purpose of the site is to investigate the history of American slaves and immigrants from Ireland and to consider the links between them in order to promote an understanding of race and ethnicity in America. The site includes short biographical sketches of important people, organizations and events from the history of African and Irish Americans; questions for class discussion; timelines; bibliographic references; and links to related web sites. It also provides access to The Gilder Lehrman Center's online document collection, which contains over 200 individual items dating from the 17th century to the present, including speeches, letters, cartoons and graphics, interviews, and articles. The documents are organized by author, date, subject, and document type.
This site is an extensive collection of multimedia materials concerning Harriet Beecher Stowes as an American cultural phenomenon, Uncle Tom's Cabin and the historical and cultural context of the novel. This easy to navigate site features historical text, newspaper reviews of the novel, as well as the novel's adaptations in songs, children's books, plays and films. An interactive timeline and lesson plans are just some of the other features the site offers. It also includes primary materials (texts, images, film clips, and images), essays, and lesson plans that touch upon the sources for the story and its impact.