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American Women in Uniform
History of women in military from the Revolutionary War to present day. Information about sexual harassment issues, current women veterans issues, & extensive information for military women, past and present.
Biography
A&E's online supplement to its documentary series. Has searchable database of famous names, plus "biobytes," one minute clips for web-watchers.
Biography Center
Searchable index site for biographies with links for thousands of people. Also in French, German and Spanish.
Colonial Hall
Learn about the people who created and signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and US Constitution.
Congressional Biographical Dictionary
Search for information on members of the US Congress from 1774 to present day by entering a name, position or state.
Distinguished Women
Comprehensive index of women, living and dead, who have contributed to our culture and society. With biographies and photos.
Lucidcafe - Categorical Index
Index of biographies listed by categories such as writers, kings, playwrights, Nobel peace prize winners…
Meet Amazing Americans
Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists, and other everyday people who made this country what it is today.
The National Women's Hall of Fame
Read biographies of famous American women, plus a look at the origins of the women's movement. Nominate a woman for the Wall of Fame.  
Netserf: People
Biographies of people from Medieval times.