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The Implications of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks for California: A Collection of Issue Papers

The Implications of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks for California: A Collection of Issue Papers

A collection (published 2002) of analyses about the impact on California of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Topics include the impact on the economy, tourism, the airline industry, insurance availability, disaster and wartime preparedness, biological weapons, and the psychological effects of terrorism.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Economic Aspects — California; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Psychological Aspects

Buzz Words and Catch Phrases: A Glossary for Our Changing World

Buzz Words and Catch Phrases: A Glossary for Our Changing World

This resource has definitions of "people, places, agencies, technology, jargon and clichés used in the aftermath of the [September 11, 2001, terrorist] attack on the United States." Topics include terrorism, war, geopolitics, religion, homeland security, and disaster recovery. Also find alternative spellings of some Arabic and other …
Subject: War On Terrorism, 2001-; War On Terrorism, 2001- — Terminology

Days of Infamy: December 7 and 9/11

Days of Infamy: December 7 and 9/11

This site compares and contrasts two very similar projects separated by 60 years: audio interviews with "ordinary Americans," made in the days immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Find interviews and transcripts, and discussions with "prominent, thoughtful Americans who’ve li …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack On, 1941 — Personal Narratives; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack On, 1941; Radio Programs; LII Classic Content

July 1942: United We Stand

July 1942: United We Stand

Explores the "patriotic conspiracy" of July 1942, when nearly five hundred "magazines nationwide featured the American flag on their covers." Includes background information on the campaign and the slogan "united we stand"; searchable and browsable images of covers; a timeline; related information on the Treasury Depar …
Subject: Flags — United States; Magazine Covers; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 — Mass Media And The War; LII Classic Content

Journalism Under Fire

Journalism Under Fire

Text of a speech given by journalist Bill Moyers at a Society of Professional Journalists conference on September 11, 2004. "Part biography, part reprimand, part love letter to the promise of his profession–this speech … will be referred to for years to come by those who are worried about the state of journalism." From TomPaine.com, a …
Subject: Moyers, Bill D.; Journalists — United States; Journalism; People

Passport to Paradise: Sufi Arts of Senegal and Beyond

Passport to Paradise: Sufi Arts of Senegal and Beyond

An exhibit "concerning arts of the Mourides, a mystical Muslim movement originating in Senegal, West Africa." Contains artworks, photographs, and images of writings; and information on Sheikh Amadu Bamba and his teachings, the Mouride work ethic, Sheikh Ibra Fall, women, and the pilgrimage to Touba. Also includes portraits of featured art …
Subject: Art, Islamic; Art, West African; Islamic Sects — Senegal; Mur-id-iyah

Clearing the Skies

Clearing the Skies

USA Today’s two-part series on the decision to clear the U.S. skies of all civilian aircraft after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It outlines how the decision was made and how the resulting order was carried out. There are also links to related USA Today articles.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Air Traffic Control

What Is the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

What Is the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

Provides brief background information about the "historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved." Discusses qualifications for membership, programs and services, and policies. From the official site for the international headquarters of the organization.
Subject: United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Veterans; Confederate States Of America. Army; Sons Of Confederate Veterans (Organization)

Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation’s Cultural Heritage

Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation’s Cultural Heritage

Heritage Preservation’s "comprehensive study of what was lost — both in Lower Manhattan and at the Pentagon" on September 11, 2001, presents "findings obtained from a survey … of 122 museums, libraries, archives and other collecting institutions in Lower Manhattan" and suggests improvements to such institutions’ emergency man …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Cultural Property; Cultural Property — Protection; Emergency Management

Saudi Arabia: International Religious Freedom Report

Saudi Arabia: International Religious Freedom Report

Provides an overview of the status of religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, where "Islam is the official religion, and the law requires that all citizens be Muslims." Discusses societal attitudes, restrictions on religious freedom, Mutawwa’in (religious police), abuses by the government, and U.S. government policy. From the U.S. Department o …
Subject: Islam And State; Saudi Arabia — Politics And Government

Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Report on U.S. companies that received U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The findings come from "the three agencies that awarded most of the Iraq and Afghanistan contracts in 2002 and 2003 — the Pentagon, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development." Browse statistics on contractors by coun …
Subject: Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Postwar Reconstruction — Afghanistan; Public Contracts — United States; Profiteering

hazara.net

hazara.net

Living mainly in central and northern Afghanistan, the Hazara are an ethnic group persecuted under the Taliban regime. Information and link topics include Hazaristan’s history, political situation, the massacre of thousands of Hazaras by the Taliban in Mazar-e Sharif in August 1998, maps, and picture galleries of Hazara people and places.
Subject: Hazaras; Hazarajat (Afghanistan)

Indepth: Friendly Fire

Indepth: Friendly Fire

News and analysis about Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan in April 2003 in an alleged American "friendly fire" situation. (Friendly fire is the "casualty circumstance applicable to persons killed in action or wounded in action mistakenly or accidentally by friendly forces actively engaged with the enemy.") Also includes in …
Subject: Friendly Fire (Military Science); Afghanistan; War On Terrorism, 2001-; Canada — Armed Forces; United States — Armed Forces

Artist to Recreate Afghan Buddhas

Artist to Recreate Afghan Buddhas

Feature on the plans of artist Hiro Yamagata to recreate, with multicolored laser images, the Bamiyan Buddhas, "1,600-year-old statues, which stood on the Silk Road in the Bamiyan Valley … [of Afghanistan until they were] destroyed by the Taleban in 2001." Includes a video clip and links to related news stories about the Bamiyan Buddhas …
Subject: Gautama Buddha — Statues; Sculpture — Reproduction; Sculpture, Buddhist — Afghanistan — B??am??i??an Region; Art, Buddhist

Law Library of Congress: Afghanistan

Law Library of Congress: Afghanistan

Annotated links to government documents and related information about Afghanistan, including constitutions, executive branch, courts, laws, legal guides, and country studies and general resources. From the Law Library of Congress.
Subject: Afghanistan; Law — Afghanistan

Afghanistan Maps

Afghanistan Maps

Collection of maps of the country and of individual cities (Herat and Kabul), detailed maps of specific regions, thematic maps (such as ethnolinguistic groups and population), and historical maps. Also provides numerous links to maps on other sites. From the Perry Castañeda Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — Maps

An Introduction of the Taliban

An Introduction of the Taliban

The Institute for Afghan Studies provides the full text of this fall 2000 report. “In this brief introduction, we will try to answer who the Taliban are by discussing the historical context of their rise. Second, we will discuss their goals, policies, and practices.”
Subject: Taliban; Afghanistan — History — 20th Century; Afghanistan — Politics And Government

Afghanistan and the US: Selected Internet Resources

Afghanistan and the US: Selected Internet Resources

A collection of briefly annotated links. Topics include general information, rebuilding Afghanistan, political parties and groups, government statements, voices of peace, research and analysis, effects of the U.S. war, human rights, al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, Taliban, Afghans in diaspora, and news sources and online journals. From the South/Sout …
Subject: Afghanistan; United States — Foreign Relations — Afghanistan; War On Terrorism, 2001-

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Country Office Afghanistan: Reports and Surveys

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Country Office Afghanistan: Reports and Surveys

Reports on topics such as opium poppy production (annual back to 2000), a farmers’ intentions survey, and an assessment of drug use in Kabul. Also includes links to a fact sheet about drugs and crime in Afghanistan and to related information. From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Subject: Afghanistan — Economic Conditions; Drug Traffic — Afghanistan; Drug Control — Afghanistan

Profile: Ex-king Zahir Shah

Profile: Ex-king Zahir Shah

An October 2001 article on the life of Mohammad Zahir Shah, who returned to Afghanistan in April 2002 after 28 years in exile. From BBC News.
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — Kings And Rulers; Afghanistan — History — 20th Century

Afghanistan Reconstruction Project: Constitution Resource Page

Afghanistan Reconstruction Project: Constitution Resource Page

This site features browsable "commentaries and documents on the drafting of a new constitution for Afghanistan. These include options papers commissioned by CIC’s Afghanistan Reconstruction Project. In most cases, the original paper is in English. Translations into Dari and Pashto are posted as they become available." Also includes relate …
Subject: Afghanistan — Politics And Government; Postwar Reconstruction — Afghanistan; Constitutions — Afghanistan

Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad

Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad

Traces the history of Afganistan from the late 19th century until prior to the arrival of the Taliban. Follows the lives and dreams of three politically important men (Nur Muhammad Taraki, Samiullah Safi, and Qazi Amin Waqad). Includes glossary and bibliography. Searchable. Full text of David B. Edwards book of same title, published by the Universi …
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — History — 20th Century; Afghanistan — Politics And Government

Free Expression After September 11th: An Online Index

Free Expression After September 11th: An Online Index

This site "catalogs the various incidents of censorship and suppression of speech that are a direct result of the events of September 11th." Note: Contains some dead links. From the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC).
Subject: War On Terrorism, 2001-; Censorship; Freedom Of Speech

Analysis: Who are the Taleban?

Analysis: Who are the Taleban?

This December 2000 report covers the origins of the Islamic fundamentalist group. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Subject: Taliban; Islam And Politics; Afghanistan — Politics And Government; Islamic Fundamentalism

Afghanistan: A Country Study

Afghanistan: A Country Study

This publication has considerable detail on history through 1995, as well as a link to a 2006 update. Includes the country’s rulers, the Taliban, politics, the natural environment, ethnic groups, religion, education, health, and refugees. From the Library of Congress.
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — History; Afghanistan — Geography; Afghanistan — Politics And Government

Celebrating America’s Freedoms

Celebrating America’s Freedoms

Contains "stories about some of America???s most beloved customs and national symbols." Topics include the bald eagle, national cemetery system, Pledge of Allegiance, "The Story of Taps," and customs associated with the flag. Useful for holidays such as Veterans Day, Flag Day, and Memorial Day. From the U.S. Department of Vetera …
Subject: Flags — United States; National Cemeteries — United States; Emblems, National — United States

IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

"The nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans" The site features soldier profiles and stories, discussions of issues facing the troops (such as wounded soldiers and private contractors), photographs, and videos. Also …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Personal Narratives; War On Terrorism, 2001- — Personal Narratives; Afghan War, 2001- — Personal Narratives; United States — Armed Forces — Iraq; United States — Armed Forces — Afghanistan

Afghanistan Online

Afghanistan Online

News, economy, culture, geography, politics, history, and sports are among the many topics covered at this site. Special features include a collection of materials on human rights and Afghan women, a photo gallery, a collection of recipes (in culture section), and links to other Afghan resources. Searchable.
Subject: Afghanistan

Afghanistan for Kids

Afghanistan for Kids

The authors and their children lived in Kabul between 1967 and 1969. Includes sections on counting, an "Afghan Speakeasy" with phrases in Farsi, and a collection of stories featuring Mullah Nasrudin, a favorite character in stories throughout all of the Middle East. There are also articles about food and clothing, and a photo album. Geare …
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — Juvenile Literature

Understanding Afghanistan: Land in Crisis

Understanding Afghanistan: Land in Crisis

Maps, photographs, and lesson plans from National Geographic. Includes an extensive bibliography of the magazine’s maps and articles (with few available online) about Afghanistan, terrorist attacks, Islam, rescue work, and other topics. There is also an archived Webcast of "National Geographic Explores a Changing World," a film screening …
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — Maps; Afghanistan — Politics And Government

Afghanistan: The Harrison Forman Collection

Afghanistan: The Harrison Forman Collection

This online exhibit of nearly 200 photographs "documents the life and culture of Afghanistan in the late 1960s, several years before the civil unrest of the 1970s and 80s, the Soviet invasion, and the Taliban rule." The collection is organized into six categories: architecture, history, land, people, settlements, and transportation. Conta …
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — Photographs

Afghanistan: Photographs from Keystone Mast

Afghanistan: Photographs from Keystone Mast

Contains 30 photographs of Afghanistan, taken in 1933. Includes text originally printed on the back of each stereo card. Features images of streets, people, homes, and landscapes. From the Keystone Mast Collection, California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside.
Subject: Afghanistan; Afghanistan — Photographs; Stereoscopic Views

Fallen Warriors

Fallen Warriors

This U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) site provides a list of U.S. military personnel who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. Browsable by location and service group.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003- — Casualties; War On Terrorism, 2001- — Casualties

The Afghan Womens’ Mission (AWM)

The Afghan Womens’ Mission (AWM)

This organization was "founded in response to the compelling need for adequate hospital facilities in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan." The website includes background information about the Afghan refugee crisis, an image gallery, current news, and electronic postcards highlighting the plight of women in Afghanistan. AWM is a project of …
Subject: Refugees; Afghans — Pakistan; Women — Afghanistan; Afghanistan — Social Conditions

Afghanistan Unveiled

Afghanistan Unveiled

Focusing on the "first team of women video journalists to be trained in Afghanistan," this Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Independent Lens documentary looks at "the effects on Afghan women of the Taliban’s oppressive rule and the United States-sponsored bombing campaign." Includes features on the training and on Afghan women’ …
Subject: Afghanistan — Social Conditions; Women — Afghanistan; Women Journalists

September 11th Remembered

September 11th Remembered

Dozens of cartoonists are represented in this poignant "collection of the best cartoons drawn in the aftermath of the attacks" on September 11, 2001. From Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoon Index.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Editorial Cartoons

Afghan Network

Afghan Network

Whether you need information on Afghan geography, culture, religion, flags, or cookery, you will find it at this website. This Canadian site also lists information about landmines and Afghan hounds, and provides some examples of Dari poetry.
Subject: Afghanistan

Gregorian-Hijri Dates Converter

Gregorian-Hijri Dates Converter

Convert an Islamic calendar Hijri date ("the Islamic calendar. It started in the moon year in which prophet Mohammed immigrated from Makkah to Madinah") to the Gregorian date or vice versa. From a computer scientist.
Subject: Calendar, Islamic; Calendar, Gregorian

The Hajj Ending in Eid-ul-Adha

The Hajj Ending in Eid-ul-Adha

Background information about "Eid-ul-Adha (‘Celebration of Sacrifice’), also known as the Greater Eid, [which] is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca). It takes place on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar" (during D …
Subject: Muslim Pilgrims And Pilgrimages — Saudi Arabia — Mecca; Islam; Holidays

Children’s Activities in Ramadan

Children’s Activities in Ramadan

A collection of activities related to Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. Includes a poem, songs, craft projects, and study material for teachers and students. From Submission.org, an American group that condemns violence "carried out in the name of Islam."
Subject: Ramadan; Fasts And Feasts — Islam; Ramadan — Juvenile Literature; Holiday Decorations

NIST & The World Trade Center

NIST & The World Trade Center

"In response to the [Sept. 11, 2001] WTC tragedy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a 3-year building and fire safety investigation to study the factors contributing to the probable cause (or causes) of post-impact collapse" of the towers. This website presents the 2005 findings and safety improvement recommenda …
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); Structural Engineering; Building Failures; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Harper’s Magazine: Suicide Bombings

Harper’s Magazine: Suicide Bombings

Timeline of events related to suicide bombing around the world, covering November 2000 to 2007. Includes links to related timelines for Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan, terrorism, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and related topics. From the website for Harper’s Magazine.
Subject: Terrorism; Suicide Bombings

Frontline World: Suicide Terrorism

Frontline World: Suicide Terrorism

"After the events of September 11, suicide bombing attacks that had been regular occurrences in places like Sri Lanka and the Middle East seemed suddenly much closer to home for many Americans." This 2002 interview with a specialist on terrorist organizations in Asia provides background information and analysis on suicide terrorism. Inclu …
Subject: Terrorism; Suicide Bombings

Juan Cole: Informed Comment

Juan Cole: Informed Comment

This blog presents "Thoughts on the Middle East, History, Islam, and Religion," from a professor of history at the University of Michigan. Blog entries represent Cole’s personal observations; the site also includes links to his published works in journals and magazines. Also includes a large collection of links to sites about Middle East …
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-; Middle East; Islam

Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism and the Attacks of September 11, 2001

Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism and the Attacks of September 11, 2001

This bibliography covers the aftermath of the attacks, congressional and presidential actions, global terrorism, international politics, national security, U.S. foreign relations, weapons of mass destruction, and the U.S. military. Compiled by Kevin D. Motes, reference librarian in the U.S. Government Information Division of the Oklahoma Department …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Bibliography; Government Publications — United States

Pentagon Renovation & Construction

Pentagon Renovation & Construction

Information about the Pentagon Renovation Program. Much of the site covers repairs and changes resulting from damage sustained in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. News, progress reports, images of the work activities, sustainable construction information, and more.
Subject: Pentagon (Va.); Buildings — Repair And Reconstruction; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Pentagon Battered but Firm

Pentagon Battered but Firm

An overview of the damage sustained by the Pentagon due to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. From an article in the October 3, 2001, issue of Architecture Week.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Pentagon (Va.)

The Legacy of Genghis Khan

The Legacy of Genghis Khan

This online exhibit from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art explores "courtly art and culture in western Asia, 1256-1353," by examining "the important artistic and cultural achievements that occurred in the Iranian world in the aftermath of the Mongol invasions." It features information and images about the Mongols in China an …
Subject: Art, Islamic; Art, Ilkhanid; Art — Iran — Chinese Influences; Middle East — Civilization; Illumination Of Books And Manuscripts; Textile Fabrics

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum

Features information about the activities and exhibits of this museum, which holds collections of European, Asian, American Indian, and Latin American art. Also includes a website for children, a report on interpretive experiments, and information about the museum’s expansion project ("the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, a geometric explosion o …
Subject: Art Museums; Museums — Colorado — Denver

Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress

Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress

"In almost every section of the Library of Congress, staff have sought and received an abundance of original material including prints, photographs, drawings, poems, eye-witness accounts and personal reactions, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, videotapes and films." related to September 11, 2001. Includes children’s artwork and a …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Library Exhibits; Library Of Congress

Complete Coverage: The 9/11 Records

Complete Coverage: The 9/11 Records

Under court order, "the city of New York [in August 2005] opened part of its archive of records from Sept. 11, releasing a digital avalanche of oral histories, dispatchers’ tapes and phone logs. … For the first time, about 200 accounts of emergency medical technicians, paramedics and their supervisors were made public." This site provid …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Archives; Oral History

PBS: America Responds

PBS: America Responds

This site from the Public Broadcasting Service "is a snapshot of PBS’s coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This Web site was maintained in the months immediately following the attacks, and now serves as an archive of related resources, analysis and discussion from that moment in time." Includes interviews, transcripts, a …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Television Broadcasting Of News — Archival Resources

Understanding America After 9/11: A Public Radio Collaboration

Understanding America After 9/11: A Public Radio Collaboration

Text and audio transcripts of radio programs related to the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, broadcast on public radio stations nationwide September 3 through September 10, 2002. A collaboration "comprised of the collective work of public radio stations, producers and networks around the world."
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Archival Resources; Public Radio; LII Classic Content

The September 11 Web Archive

The September 11 Web Archive

This site represents an effort to "to preserve the Web expressions of individual people, groups, the press and institutions from around the world, in the aftermath of the attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001." A collaboration among the Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, and WebArchivist.org.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Archival Resources

September 11: Bearing Witness to History

September 11: Bearing Witness to History

This companion website for an exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History "represents a work in progress. It embodies the best efforts of staff … to document and preserve a wide range of stories about September 11." The site features clear, well-organized images of objects representing "the material record of t …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Archival Resources; LII Classic Content

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground

Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program that “tells the inside story of the first stormy year in the struggle to design the Freedom Tower, the signature skyscraper to rise on the site where the World Trade Center once stood.” Provides essays and slide shows on the designs, profiles of stakeholders, information about …
Subject: Architecture — Competitions; World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Memorials — New York (State) — New York

1 World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)

1 World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)

This site introduces the new World Trade Center site design: the Freedom Tower, designed by Daniel Libeskind and revised in collaboration with David Childs. Includes dozens of slides of architectural plans, and architectural factsheet, and a rebuilding timeline. From the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC).
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); Architecture — New York (State) — New York; Libeskind, Daniel, 1946-

The September 11 Digital Archive

The September 11 Digital Archive

This project’s goals are to "collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses." The site is a collection of first-hand accounts of the events and the aftermath, "collecting and archiving emails and digital images growing out of these events, o …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Archival Resources; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives

The Center of the World: New York: A Documentary Film

The Center of the World: New York: A Documentary Film

This companion to a television program about the history of the World Trade Center offers discussions, a timeline, maps of lower Manhattan, key events and people, a teacher’s guide, program transcripts, and a brief but well-chosen list of related links. From the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; New York (N.Y.) — History

September 11, 2001, Documentary Project

September 11, 2001, Documentary Project

This "presentation of almost 200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives" presents "heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93." From …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives; Oral History; Documentary Films

The Sonic Memorial Project

The Sonic Memorial Project

"SonicMemorial.org is an open archive and an online audio installation of the history of The World Trade Center. We are continuing to collect stories, ambient sounds, voicemails, and archival recordings to tell the rich history of the twin towers, the neighborhood and the events of 9/11." Also includes information for educators, a timelin …
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Sound Recordings; LII Classic Content

America Transformed: NPR Coverage Sept. 11 – Oct. 8, 2001

America Transformed: NPR Coverage Sept. 11 – Oct. 8, 2001

An archive of National Public Radio coverage in the weeks immediately following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Includes articles, images, essays, audio, and other resources, "indexed by show with the most recent audio listed first."
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Archival Resources; Public Radio

America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero

America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero

This companion to a PBS program that first aired in September 2002 concerns the clean-up efforts following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Includes an illustrated description of the engineering for the clean-up, images of artifacts, video clips, essays on the future of the site, and information about the making …
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; New York (N.Y.) — History

The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum documents the history of construction and development in downtown Manhattan. Computer-generated maps in Manhattan Timeformations follow 370 years of real estate speculation. Users may manipulate the maps to see the locations of city features (parks, subways, etc.) and buildings during different time periods. The site has many …
Subject: Skyscrapers — New York (State) — New York

World Trade Center – Some Engineering Aspects

World Trade Center – Some Engineering Aspects

Basic, general information about the World Trade Center buildings. Find information about the structural system and informed speculation about why it collapsed. Includes diagrams, photographs, and related links. From the University of Sydney, Department of Civil Engineering.
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); Structural Engineering; Building Failures; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Ground One: Voices From Post-911 Chinatown

Ground One: Voices From Post-911 Chinatown

"New York City and the nation were deeply affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. But the attacks also had significant consequences on a more local scale: neighborhoods throughout New York City. … Located just ten blocks from Ground Zero, Chinatown is the largest residential area affected by 9/11." This site features vi …
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Aga Khan Award for Architecture

This award recognizes "examples of architectural excellence that encompass contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, restoration, re-use, and area conservation, as well as landscaping and environmental issues. … [T]he Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs …
Subject: Architecture, Islamic; Architecture — Awards

Emporis Building Database

Emporis Building Database

A database of basic information (including photos) on tens of thousands of tall buildings worldwide. Includes a FAQ on tall buildings, lists of the world’s tallest buildings, rankings of city skylines, related statistics, and information on current construction projects. Also features a special section on the World Trade Center (profiling construct …
Subject: Skyscrapers; Tall Buildings; Architecture

9/11 Commission Records

9/11 Commission Records

Background, FAQ, finding aid, and other material about the 9/11 Commission records, of which “a significant portion of the collection [was] made available to the public on Wednesday, January 14 [2009].” As of early 2009, the Memoranda for the Record (MFRs, “summaries of the interviews the Commission conducted with federal, State, and local employee …
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Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization (IAAO)

Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization (IAAO)

This searchable site provides historical and cultural information on Arabic calligraphy, architecture (including the Taj Mahal), coins, and Oriental rugs. Includes a FAQ, a listing of colleges and universities offering courses in Islamic arts and architecture, a listing of museums throughout the world with Islamic exhibits, a bibliography, and …
Subject: Art, Islamic; Architecture, Islamic

The Danish Jewish Museum

The Danish Jewish Museum

This Copenhagen museum, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, uses the space of the Royal Boathouse to house a collection documenting the history of Denmark’s Jews. The site features an illustrated overview of the collection, a glossary, a brief bibliography, and links to related sites. In English and Danish.
Subject: Jewish Museums; Jews — Denmark — History; Museums — Denmark — Copenhagen

Great Buildings Online

Great Buildings Online

"This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds." Find construction dates, locations, build …
Subject: Architecture; Architects; Historic Buildings

Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind

A biography of the architect, information on his projects, and an essay about and images of his award-winning World Trade Center design study.
Subject: Libeskind, Daniel, 1946-; Architecture; Architects — United States

America at a Crossroads

America at a Crossroads

Website for a 2007 public television series that explores "the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world — including the war on terrorism; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops serving abroad; the struggle for balance within the Muslim world; and global perspectives on America’s role overseas." Include …
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Today in History: September 11

Today in History: September 11

This site provides annotated links to Library of Congress resources on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, noting that “Today in History ordinarily presents events that happened at least twenty-five years in the past, but this day is an exception.” Also includes links to material on Swedish soprano Jenny Lind, who “made her American debut at …
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World Trade Center Dossier

World Trade Center Dossier

This collection on the World Trade Center and Ground Zero features a photo archive, information about the original model of the World Trade Center created by the architect Minoru Yamasaki, and details about exhibitions (such as one "examining the history of the complex in its conception, design, and construction … and their destruction on th …
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Pledging Allegiances

Pledging Allegiances

“The photographs that make up this exhibit were taken in September and October 2001. The majority were take in Atlanta [Georgia] … These photographs depict a range of response to the events of September 11,” including those that “commemorate the dead, signal support for war, and protest military action.” Features photos of American flags, and sig …
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Islam and Islamic Studies Resources for Studying Islam and the Diverse Perspectives of Muslims

Islam and Islamic Studies Resources for Studying Islam and the Diverse Perspectives of Muslims

A collection of annotated sites on "the study of Islam, Qur’an, hadith, the Sunnah, Shi’ism and Heterodox Movements Sufism, Islam in the modern world, militant Islam, jihad, Islamist or extremist Muslims, and terrorism, Islam in Iraq, Muslim women, Islamic art, architecture, music, as well as Islamic history, theology, philosophy, and Arabic a …
Subject: Civilization, Islamic — Study And Teaching; Islamic Countries; Islam; Arabic Language

World Trade Center (WTC) Health Studies and Information on Health Services

World Trade Center (WTC) Health Studies and Information on Health Services

Descriptions of health studies by the New York State Department of Health, which "is actively involved in assessing health risks among individuals exposed to the smoke and debris from the World Trade Center" as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Also includes annotated links to health services for residents of lower Manhattan, r …
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World Trade Center Health Resources

World Trade Center Health Resources

"This site is a resource for responders, their families, medical professionals, and those seeking information about the health effects resulting from the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center." Includes links to material about mental and physical health risks, monitoring and treatment programs, studies and reviews of potential h …
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Understanding Prejudice

Understanding Prejudice

This supplement to the print anthology "Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination" offers "more than 2,000 links to prejudice-related resources, as well as searchable databases with hundreds of prejudice researchers and social justice organizations." The "Reading Room" section has bibliographies on sexism, anti-Semiti …
Subject: Prejudices; Racism; Discrimination; Stereotype (Psychology); Toleration — Study And Teaching

Looking for Answers

Looking for Answers

A "Frontline" program investigating "the roots of the Islamic terrorist network, and the anti-American hatred that feeds it, and traces how the trajectories of bin Laden and al-Zawahiri met in the mountains of Afghanistan." Through readings and interviews, it analyzes Saudi Arabia and Egypt; also includes a look at why U.S. inte …
Subject: Terrorism — Religious Aspects — Islam; Anti-Americanism — Islamic Countries; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Voices of Reflection: NPR Special Coverage

Voices of Reflection: NPR Special Coverage

A site that points to radio coverage for National Public Radio (NPR) stories that marked the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Includes links to news, personal narratives, slide shows, a poem by NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, and the "Sonic Memorial Project," "a collection of radio stories and sound chronicling t …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Archival Resources; Public Radio

The September Project

The September Project

This project is "a grassroots effort to foster public events in all libraries in all countries in September." The site includes a list of participants, information about past events, a blog, and related information. The project is funded by the University of Washington’s Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Anniversaries, Etc.; Democracy; Citizenship; Human Rights

The Rolling Requiem

The Rolling Requiem

The website about the “rolling requiem,” when choruses from around the world sang Mozart’s “Requiem” in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Provides audio/video files of performances and personal accounts of participants. From members of the Seattle Symphony Chorale.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Anniversaries, Etc.; Memorial Rites And Ceremonies; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Requiem, K. 626, D Minor

Patriot Day

Patriot Day

The U.S. Congress designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day." This resolution requests that the president issue a yearly proclamation for its annual observance that includes displaying the flag at half-staff and observing a moment of silence honoring those whose lives were lost. Also includes a link to the text of the congressi …
Subject: Patriot Day; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Anniversaries, Etc.; Special Days

Voices of September 11th

Voices of September 11th

Voices of "advocates on behalf of all those affected by 9/11 with local, state and national organizations on a variety of 9/11 issues, including the development of the Memorial at the World Trade Center, the Victims’ Compensation Fund, promoting local and national preparedness and enhancing national security." Includes news, a calendar of …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Anniversaries, Etc.; Memorial Rites And Ceremonies; Victims Of Terrorism

11 September: Five Years On

11 September: Five Years On

Collection of news stories and analysis from 2006 relating to the five-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Features stories by leading commentators "about how the world has changed since 11 September," photos, and graphs showing statistics about how America is changed in areas of defense, air travel, presidentia …
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Maps Relating to September 11, 2001 and Later Events

Maps Relating to September 11, 2001 and Later Events

Collection of links to maps related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and subsequent events. Includes a historically interesting link to “This Web Page as preserved in the Internet Archive 2001-2005.” From the Perry Castañeda Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Airport Security Follies!

Airport Security Follies!

A compilation of editorial cartoons about airport and airline security procedures. Includes the name of each artist, the artist’s syndicate or newspaper, and contact information. From Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index.
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World Trade Center Health Registry

World Trade Center Health Registry

Results from a survey of "those most directly exposed to the events of 9/11/01" at the World Trade Center. Provides a FAQ, a resource and referral guide, clinical guidelines, and other related publications. Some material also in Spanish and Chinese. From the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with othe …
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What If 9/11 Never Happened?

What If 9/11 Never Happened?

Collection of essays on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Features essays by novelist Tom Wolfe, the Reverend Al Sharpton, a U.S. Supreme Court correspondent, and others. Also includes a slideshow of items remaining from the ashes of the attacks, a feature about eight survivors, and links to related …
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The War of Ideas: September 11 — Five Years On

The War of Ideas: September 11 — Five Years On

2006 news and analysis from an Australian perspective about the aftermath in the Middle East of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Includes articles, narrated slideshows, and sound clips relating to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestinian territories. From the Sydney Morning Herald.
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United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui, Criminal No. 01-455-A: Trial Exhibits

United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui, Criminal No. 01-455-A: Trial Exhibits

"The following web pages link to all 1,202 exhibits admitted into evidence during the trial of U.S. v. Moussaoui, with the exception of seven that are classified or otherwise remain under seal. This is the first criminal case for which a federal court has provided access to all exhibits online." Includes transcripts and email messages, ph …
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9/11 Tapes

9/11 Tapes

One of several news sites offering the unedited audiotapes "of emergency personnel’s two-way radio traffic from the World Trade Center response on Sept. 11, 2001." Also find "written memories of the first responders." From MSNBC.
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911 Calls From September 11, 2001

911 Calls From September 11, 2001

On March 31, 2006, "New York City released partial recordings of more than nine hours of 911 calls that began pouring in on … Sept. 11, 2001, as emergency operators struggled to comprehend the chaos unfolding at the burning World Trade Center. Find [here] several audio excerpts, a message provided by the New York Fire Department and the comp …
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GAO Reports and Testimonies Related to Disaster Preparedness, Response and Reconstruction

GAO Reports and Testimonies Related to Disaster Preparedness, Response and Reconstruction

Collection of publications from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the quality of the federal government’s activities with respect to man-made and natural disasters. Includes reports on topics such as homeland security, public health, the response to the September 11, 2001, attacks, and response and recovery efforts for Hurricane …
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Background Q&A: Hamas

Background Q&A: Hamas

Hamas is “the largest and most influential Palestinian fundamentalist movement.” This article (updated in 2007) covers topics such as the origins of Hamas, leaders, beliefs and goals, and funding. Includes links to related material. From the Council on Foreign Relations, an “independent national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for …
Subject: Ḥarakat Al-Muqāwamah Al-Islāmīyah; Islamic Fundamentalism; Palestine — Politics And Government — 1948-

Glass Steel and Stone: Global Architecture Encyclopedia

Glass Steel and Stone: Global Architecture Encyclopedia

This searchable site has descriptions, photographs, and 3-dimensional models of buildings, bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural constructions. The New York City section includes images of the former World Trade Center and proposals for its rebuilding. There are also sections on haunted and odd architecture, images from The American Institu …
Subject: Architecture

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Issue Brief, Number 13: Airline Travel Since 9/ll

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Issue Brief, Number 13: Airline Travel Since 9/ll

This November 2005 report looks at changes in airline travel since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Features data on number of domestic airline passengers, available seats, prices, and number of airline employees. Includes brief discussion of decreasing airfares in reaction to the growth of low-cost carriers. From the Bureau of Transportation …
Subject: Air Travel — United States; Transportation — Statistics; Airlines

A War in Perspective, 1898-1998: Public Appeals, Memory, and the Spanish-American Conflict

A War in Perspective, 1898-1998: Public Appeals, Memory, and the Spanish-American Conflict

Part of a series of New York Public Library exhibitions on the Spanish-American War. "Each of the communities linked to that conflict remembers and has named the war in its own particular way. Through an examination of patriotic appeals in newspapers, pamphlets, popular books, maps, sheet music, poetry, cartoons, lithographs, photographs, lant …
Subject: Spanish-American War, 1898; Propaganda

Registered Traveler Pilot (Private Sector Subpilot): Privacy Impact Assessment

Registered Traveler Pilot (Private Sector Subpilot): Privacy Impact Assessment

June 2005 report about the privacy implications of private company involvement in the Registered Traveler (RT) program. Under the RT program "qualified travelers are positively identified via advanced identification technologies in order to confirm these travelers are not suspected of posing a threat to aviation security." If approved, an …
Subject: Airports — Security Measures; Airline Passenger Security Screening

Alternative Resources on the U.S. "War Against Terrorism"

Alternative Resources on the U.S. "War Against Terrorism"

This page links to alternative news and commentary, petitions, and information on anti-war activities throughout the United States. Provided by the International Responsibilities Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Roundtable of the American Library Association.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Underground Press

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition

"The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) administered the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition. Through this competition, the jury selected a design for a single memorial that remembers and honors all loss of life on September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993." The site features images of the 5,201 submissions, which cam …
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.); Memorials — New York (State) — New York; Architecture — Competitions

The 9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report

New York Times coverage of the 9/11 Commission hearings and final report released July 22, 2004. Features news stories and analysis as well as text and video of public testimony (registration [free] required). Also, audio of public testimony may be downloaded from Audible.com for free. Search the full report from this NYT site.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Governmental Investigations — United States; LII Classic Content

Lists of Victims

Lists of Victims

This CNN page provides partial lists of victims confirmed dead and those reported still missing because of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Victims Of Terrorism

Outline of the 9/11 Plot: Staff Statement No. 16

Outline of the 9/11 Plot: Staff Statement No. 16

Statement released in June 2004 by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (popularly known as the 9-11 Commission) about the plan and participants in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Opens directly into a PDF document.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Governmental Investigations — United States

Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero

Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero

Companion site for a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program that explored questions such as “where was God on Sept. 11?” and “what is the nature of evil?” Includes video excerpts, commentary from the producer, and interviews with religious leaders, thinkers, and writers featured in the program, which first aired on September 3, 2002. ( …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Religion; Faith; Good And Evil

Post-Disaster Guidance and Other Information

Post-Disaster Guidance and Other Information

This Office of Personnel Management (OPM) site contains information provided to help in the aftermath of the September 2001 terrorist attacks. It features the publication Handling Traumatic Events: A Manager’s Handbook and up-to-date information on announcements from the agency. Includes pay and leave guidance for federal employees, rights and bene …
Subject: Disaster Relief; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Pentagon Memorial

Pentagon Memorial

“The Pentagon Memorial is designed so that the nation may remember and reflect on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. ” Site provides a chronology of events, press releases, design photos, status updates, and schedule of the project.
Subject: Pentagon (Va.); Memorials — Virginia — Arlington; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

City Journal

City Journal

This national magazine has articles and opinion on such urban topics as crime, education, city planning, immigration, welfare, transportation, and other issues. The magazine is archived; beginning with the Fall 2001 issue, there is considerable coverage of the September 2001 World Trade Center attack, response, and rebuilding. A publication of The …
Subject: Urban Policy; Urban Policy — Periodicals

Inside 9/11

Inside 9/11

Companion website to August 2005 National Geographic programs, providing a detailed look at the events surrounding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Features biographies of key figures, photos, over 50 videos of interviews, and a timeline.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Center for History and New Media (CHNM)

Center for History and New Media (CHNM)

The site for a project dedicated to combining "the most exciting and innovative digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship." Gateway to projects such as "History Matters," the "September 11 Digital Archive," and more. Features interviews with historians, recommended readings, quizzes, and tools for s …
Subject: Educational Technology; History — Study And Teaching; Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies

Did You Fly JetBlue?

Did You Fly JetBlue?

“If you flew on JetBlue before September 2002, a file containing a variety of personal information about you may have been created by a Department of Defense subcontractor called Torch Concepts. On this page you will find information about what kind of information may be in your dossier, and how you can find out.” From the American Civil Liberties …
Subject: Privacy, Right Of — Government Policy — United States; Air Travel; War On Terrorism, 2001-

September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

The site for "an advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world." Includes events, news, contact information, and a selection of readings, …
Subject: Peace Movements; Victims Of Terrorism; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

New York, New Visions: A Coalition for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan

New York, New Visions: A Coalition for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan

This site presents the recommendations made by "a coalition of 20 architecture, planning, and design organizations that came together immediately following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center." Includes principles to be followed in the rebuilding, responses to proposed plans, family member and resident workshop re …
Subject: Community Development; City Planning; Urban Renewal; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; New York (N.Y.)

Lift Every Voice: Music in American Life

Lift Every Voice: Music in American Life

An exploration of the history of the ballads, hymns, spirituals, patriotic odes, minstrel and musical works, and protest songs of the United States. "Virginiana" features audio clips of songs from each musical style explored. The exhibition???s title is taken from a hymn composed by African-American brothers James Weldon and J. Rosamond J …
Subject: Popular Music — United States; Songs — United States

The 9-11 Commission: An Audio Chronicle

The 9-11 Commission: An Audio Chronicle

Collection of National Public Radio (NPR) news stories on the 2004 hearings of the independent commission created to investigate the government’s response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Includes commentary on National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice’s testimony, a copy of the declassified government memo known as the "Bin Lade …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Governmental Investigations — United States

After September 11 Archive

After September 11 Archive

What do social and political scientists have to say about September 11, 2001? This site features analyses and studies, articles, and papers on terrorism, globalization, fundamentalism, peace, and recovery. "The View from Latin America" provides Latin American and Caribbean perspectives. From the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Social Sciences

Special Coverage: War on Terrorism

Special Coverage: War on Terrorism

Extensive terrorism resources from FindLaw. The news section brings together the latest headlines on terrorism; also find commentary, legal cases, documents (including the report of the 9-11 Commission and related testimony), and discussion boards. Includes resolutions from Congress, NATO, and other organizations.
Subject: Terrorism; War On Terrorism, 2001-; News; LII Classic Content

Q&A: Chechen Conflict

Q&A: Chechen Conflict

Discusses key events in the conflict involving the southern Russian Republic of Chechnya, prospects for peace, Russian government policy, and the possible link between Chechen rebels and al-Qaida. Includes links to related news stories, including the September 2004 hostage crisis at a school in southern Russia. From the British Broadcasting Corpora …
Subject: Chechnia (Russia); Chechnia (Russia) — History — Civil War, 1994-

Madrid Train Attacks

Madrid Train Attacks

News and analysis about the 10 bombs that exploded on four trains in three stations in Madrid during rush hour on March 11, 2004. Features a timeline, map, eyewitness accounts, and a video. Also provides links to related stories, including information about al-Qaida and the Euskadi Ta Azkatasuna (Eta) party, "whose name stands for Basque Homel …
Subject: Terrorism — Spain — Madrid; Railroad Stations — Spain — Madrid; Madrid (Spain) — History — Bombardment, 2004

CRS Reports: Terrorism and Homeland Security

CRS Reports: Terrorism and Homeland Security

Dozens of Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports on topics such as al-Qaida, battlefield detainees, bioterrorism, air cargo security, and local preparedness. From the University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library. Note: The Congressional Research Service does not make its publications directly available online.
Subject: Terrorism; National Security — United States

Chasing the Sleeper Cell

Chasing the Sleeper Cell

Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Frontline program that "takes viewers inside a secret national security investigation to witness how America’s intelligence agencies pursued an alleged al-Qaida cell operating in the United States." The site features "profiles of the alleged terrorist group and their recruiters, …
Subject: War On Terrorism, 2001-; Intelligence Service — United States; Terrorists

Al Qaeda Training Manual

Al Qaeda Training Manual

This site, from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), presents excerpts from the “Al Qaeda Training Manual.” Material is selective, as the DOJ “does not want to aid in educating terrorists or encourage further acts of terrorism.”
Subject: Terrorists — Training Of; Terrorism — Handbooks, Manuals, Etc.

Bin Laden Video Threatens America

Bin Laden Video Threatens America

News article about Arabic television station al-Jazeera’s October 2004 airing of "a videotape in which Osama Bin Laden threatens fresh attacks on the US." Includes a transcript of those excerpts broadcast by al-Jazeera, a news video, and links to stories about bin Laden, al-Qaida, and related topics. Also includes links to stories from ot …
Subject: Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-; Qaida (Organization); Terrorists; Terrorism; People

The Man Who Knew

The Man Who Knew

This site examines the career of John O’Neill, the FBI’s leading expert on al-Qaida for six years. It analyzes events and intelligence leading up to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Features interviews and speeches, an al-Qaida timeline, and suggested further readings and links. Originally produced in 2002, the site includes 2004 updates …
Subject: O’Neill, John P., 1952-2001; United States. Federal Bureau Of Investigation — Officials And Employees; Qaida (Organization); September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Terrorism — United States — Prevention; People

September 11: Lessons and Resources for Classroom Teachers

September 11: Lessons and Resources for Classroom Teachers

"Education World has culled from the Web and listservs a list of possible resources" teachers can use to "help their students understand the attacks that took place September 11, 2001." In addition to an annotated list of lesson plans and related links, Education World provides several lesson plans of its own.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Study And Teaching; Lesson Planning

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Find the final report, earlier reports, news, hearings, and information from this "independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation." Its charge was "to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate res …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Terrorism — United States — Prevention

Pledge of Allegiance: A Short History

Pledge of Allegiance: A Short History

A brief history of the Pledge of Allegiance. The author of this Web site notes that in 1954 "Congress after a campaign by the Knights of Columbus, added the words, ‘under God,’ to the Pledge. The Pledge was now both a patriotic oath and a public prayer."
Subject: Bellamy, Francis. Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag; LII Classic Content

A Shi’ite Encyclopedia

A Shi’ite Encyclopedia

“Collection of information which addresses Shia/Sunni inter-school related issues.” Most of the articles are original contributions, with some excerpts from the Shi’i/Sunni books; the encyclopedia is Sunni oriented, however both Shia and Sunni perspectives are presented. The latest edition is dated January 2001. The encyclopedia also contains a lis …
Subject: Islam

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

The Web site for “a public service agency working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives.” News, perspectives, analyses, and more.
Subject: Muslims — United States

Saudi Aramco World

Saudi Aramco World

The online edition of a magazine published by the Saudi Aramco oil company, offering a wide range of articles intended to “broaden knowledge of the cultures, history and geography of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their connections with the West.” Contains archive of articles dating back to 1960. Current issue features a “Reader’s Guide” for studen …
Subject: Civilization, Arab; Civilization, Islamic; Saudi Arabia — Periodicals

The Story of the Revolution

The Story of the Revolution

Short history of the 1979 Iranian Revolution in which Muslim fundamentalists, under the leadership of the Ayatollah Khomeini, overthrew Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Includes brief biographies of some of the participants (Bakhtiar Shahpour, Bani-Sadr, Bazargan, and others) as well as audio clips (in Farsi with English transcripts) of comments made by …
Subject: Iran — History — Revolution, 1979; Islam And State

Who Is Osama Bin Laden?

Who Is Osama Bin Laden?

An article about this controversial figure’s history, from his early connections with the CIA to his command structure and speculations about his stock market manipulations. This September 18, 2001, report is from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Subject: Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-; Terrorists — Biography; Terrorism — Religious Aspects — Islam; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; People

Islam: A Primer

Islam: A Primer

Text of the February 19, 2003, CRS (Congressional Research Service) Report for Congress about this religion, which teaches that “Allah selected Muhammad … as the last of the prophets.” Includes a brief historical background, tenets of Islam, jihad, the status of women, and other aspects of Islam. Opens directly into a PDF document. From the Feder …
Subject: Islam

Keeping the Shi’ites Straight

Keeping the Shi’ites Straight

Based on the opinion that “no story has been more confusing for the Western news media to cover in postwar Iraq than the politics of the country’s Shi’ite majority,” this article provides a basic outline of Shi’ite religious history. Discusses the Sadr family (Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr, Ayatollah Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr, and Muqtada as-Sadr), Muhammad …
Subject: Iraq — Politics And Government; Shiites; Muslims — Iraq

Misunderstanding Malcolm X

Misunderstanding Malcolm X

This article “looks at the extraordinary life of [black nationalist leader] Malcolm X and asks why his message has had such a lasting impact on generations of young people.” Includes a selection of quotes by Malcolm X, audio of a documentary, and links to related news stories. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Subject: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965; African Americans; Black Muslims; Black Nationalism; People

Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation

Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation

Companion to an exhibit that "focuses on revolutionary and enduring changes that took place in Iraqi ceramics during the 9th century as the humble character of Islamic pottery responded to a wave of luxury Chinese goods." The site features images of blue and white ware and lusterware, information about the spread of new ceramic techniques …
Subject: Pottery; Pottery, Islamic — Iraq; Pottery, Islamic — Chinese Influences

Islamic Server of MSA-USC

Islamic Server of MSA-USC

This site includes three translations of the Quran; introductions to and texts of the Sunnah (examples) and Hadith (sayings) of Muhammad; descriptions of the fundamentals of Islam; Islamic principles in society; and relations between Islam and other religions. "What is NOT Islam" discusses the Nation of Islam, the Ahmadiyya Movement, and …
Subject: Islam; Koran

The Islamic World to 1600

The Islamic World to 1600

This tutorial outlines "Muslim beliefs and practices, as well as the history of the Islamic world from the 7th to the 17th centuries, including the expansion of the Islamic empires of Asia, Africa, and Europe." Sections include "The Caliphate and the First Islamic Dynasty," "The Fractured Caliphate and the Regional Dynastie …
Subject: Islam — History; Islamic Empire — History; Civilization, Islamic

Early Islamic Tiles and Some Related Items Formerly in the Collection of Lockwood de Forest II (1850-1932)

Early Islamic Tiles and Some Related Items Formerly in the Collection of Lockwood de Forest II (1850-1932)

An exhibit of over 100 ceramic tiles collected by Lockwood de Forest II, a partner of Louis Comfort Tiffany, in the Middle East during 1875-82. The viewer can enlarge the thumbnails of the tile and obtain information on the original location, age, composition, and condition of the work. Notes on the collector, his travels, and his work are also ava …
Subject: Decorative Arts; Art, Islamic; Tiles, Islamic

Al-Islam.org

Al-Islam.org

A broad collection of Islamic resources presenting a Shi’ite perspective with pictures and many texts, including articles, books, and the Quran in Arabic and English. Resources cover topics including Ramadan, pilgrimage sites, calligraphy, and Islamic law. Al-Islam.org also features Muslim responses to the events of September 11, 2001. Also availab …
Subject: Islam; Shi???ah; Business & Economics–International Business; Business & Economics–Economics

Hunting bin Laden

Hunting bin Laden

PBS’ “Frontline” program offers "background and insight into his life and motives, from his formative experience in the Afghan jihad, or holy war, against the Soviets, to his scathing criticism of the Saudi royal family and his campaign to drive American infidel troops out of Saudi Arabia, to his statements and fatwahs calling for the murder o …
Subject: Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-; Terrorists — Biography; Terrorism — Religious Aspects — Islam; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; People

Islamic Art, Music, and Architecture Around the World

Islamic Art, Music, and Architecture Around the World

Annotated links to websites about Islamic art, music, and architecture. Of special interest is a section on Muslim popular western musicians, with links to information about Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Richard Thompson, and Islam and hip-hop music. Compiled by a University of Georgia religion professor and director of an Islamic studies institute.
Subject: Art, Islamic; Architecture, Islamic; Islamic Music

Muslims

Muslims

Site “examines Islam’s worldwide resurgence through the stories of diverse Muslims struggling to define the role of Islam in their lives and societies.” Includes interviews with Muslim scholars, an overview of major themes (Islam and women, Islam and the West), frequently asked questions, and portraits (with video clips) of ordinary Muslims from ar …
Subject: Muslims; Islam

Hajj Information Center

Hajj Information Center

The journey to Ka’bah, in Makkah (Mecca), Arabia by Muslims, and performance of specific rites from eighth through the thirteenth of Dhul-Hijjah.
Subject: Muslim Pilgrims And Pilgrimages — Saudi Arabia — Mecca; Islam

NOI.org: Nation Of Islam

NOI.org: Nation Of Islam

NOI’s site provides a history of the organization, biographies of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Louis Farrakhan, a statement of “What the Muslims Want” (in “The Muslim Program”) and other official statements, essays and links, and a directory of mosques and study groups in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Subject: Nation Of Islam (Chicago, Ill.); Black Muslims; Islam

Muslims, Islam, and Iraq

Muslims, Islam, and Iraq

This site aims to "inform the public in a scholarly manner both about Islam and Muslims in Iraq, as well as about the relationship of the war in Iraq to Islam and Muslims, including Shi’ites, Kurdish Sunnis, and Arab Sunnis." Features annotated links to news articles, academic papers, and other resources with a variety of points of view. …
Subject: Muslims — Iraq; Islam; Shiites; Sunnites

The Hajj

The Hajj

Hajj is "the Fifth Pillar of Islam and the annual pilgrimage to Mecca to be performed by able Muslims at least once in their lifetime." Its origins, rituals, meanings, and the preparations by pilgrims are explored by Great Britain’s Channel 4 Television through video, audio, and photographs. Includes a glossary, maps, prayers, links to re …
Subject: Muslim Pilgrims And Pilgrimages — Saudi Arabia — Mecca; Islam

Scholars of Islam & the Tragedy of September 11th

Scholars of Islam & the Tragedy of September 11th

This website, "produced through the cooperation of over 50 professors of Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the US and Canada," includes information about the Islamic position on terrorism, strong statements condemning terrorism, and resources related to hate crimes, Afghanistan, and more. From the Study of Islam Section at t …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Islam; Islam — Study And Teaching; Scholars, Muslim; LII Classic Content

Peter Lance: Investigative Reporter, Novelist & Screenwriter

Peter Lance: Investigative Reporter, Novelist & Screenwriter

This site promotes books by this author, among them a detailed critique of "The 9/11 Commission Report." The site features a timeline tracing the origins of the September 11, 2001, attacks, and a copy of a 1996 FBI report about topics connected with the attacks. Also includes links to other sites related to the attacks.
Subject: Lance, Peter; Authors, American; Intelligence Service — United States; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; People

Recent Terrorism Events: Background and Context

Recent Terrorism Events: Background and Context

Background material relevant to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. News coverage of the attacks; Middle Eastern religion and religious concepts, politics, and society; terrorism and counter-terrorism, and United States intelligence are the major topics covered. Articles from Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion (ed. Ro …
Subject: Terrorism; Terrorism — Prevention; Intelligence Service — United States; Middle East; Islam; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Congressional Reports: Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

Congressional Reports: Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

A joint inquiry from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence "into the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community in connection with the terrorist attacks perpetrated against our nation on September 11, 2001. This report (available as both S. Rept. 107-351 and H. Rept. 107-792) co …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Intelligence Service — United States; National Security — United States; Terrorism — United States — Prevention

Malcolm X: The Search for Truth

Malcolm X: The Search for Truth

Companion to an exhibit using materials from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, to present "a provocative and informative perspective on the life of the person known variously as Malcolm Little, ‘Detroit Red,’ Malcolm X, and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz." Includes timelines of the life of the Black Na …
Subject: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965; African Americans; Black Muslims; Black Nationalism; People

Zabihah.com: Your Guide to Halal Restaurants, Delis & Groceries

Zabihah.com: Your Guide to Halal Restaurants, Delis & Groceries

Muslims who want to dine out need restaurants that serve food that conforms to the Islamic dietary codes (zabihah). This site is a guide to such restaurants in the United States, the UK, France, and Canada. Searchable reviews, starting in 1999, submitted by Muslims contain the name, address, telephone number, a brief review, and price range. Note t …
Subject: Food — Religious Aspects — Islam; Muslims — Dietary Laws; Restaurants; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–On The Job–Cataloging

September 11, 2001: Attack on America

September 11, 2001: Attack on America

A collection of documents related to the September 11, 2001, events, including press releases, briefings, public laws, executive orders, proclamations, and more. From the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

America’s Day Of Terror

America’s Day Of Terror

The site is an overview of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There is information about each of the four seized airline flights and their suspected hijackers’ names; selected images from the day’s ensuing disasters; lists of the Twin Tower tenants; a minute-by-minute timeline of "America’s darkest day" as it unfolded, and first-h …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Target America

Target America

Part of the PBS Frontline television series, this program explores America’s "first war on terrorism," initiated by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Includes a timeline covering attacks on Americans from 1979 to 1988, interviews with officials such as Caspar Weinberger and Bud McFarlane, and an overview of the evolution of Islamic te …
Subject: Terrorism — Religious Aspects — Islam; United States — Foreign Relations — Middle East

Rumors of War

Rumors of War

This site, part of the larger Urban Legends Reference Pages, reports the rumors about September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the U.S. Pentagon and subsequent incidents. Rumors are classified as true or false statements, of undetermined or ambiguous veracity, or indeterminate origin. Read the claim, origin, and status of …
Subject: Rumor; Folklore; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

A Guide to American Flags

A Guide to American Flags

A very simple and easily navigable guide to flags of the United States, including national and historical flags; current state flags; current flags of U.S. districts, territories, and possessions; and a variety of lesser known flags. The site also has the Pledge of Allegiance and the proper manner of its delivery.
Subject: Flags — United States

United States Codes: Patriotic Customs and Observances

United States Codes: Patriotic Customs and Observances

Clear guidance about patriotic practices in the United States. Describes flag protocol, including hoisting, display, lowering, and disposal. Includes information about service lapel buttons and other national customs, such as the United States anthem, motto, "floral emblem" (rose), march (Sousa), and the full text of the Pledge of Allegia …
Subject: Flags — United States; Flags — Law And Legislation — United States

The Star-Spangled Banner Web Site

The Star-Spangled Banner Web Site

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History offers "the most comprehensive on-line resource about the 186-year-old banner, which inspired the words to the National Anthem." The site offers the story of the flag and the song, the challenges of preserving the original flag, and information for educators.
Subject: Flags — United States; Star-Spangled Banner (Song)

Our Flag

Our Flag

"This Congressional publication briefly describes the history of the [United States] flag, and sets forth the practices and observances appropriate to its display." Includes background on holidays such as Flag Day, information about obtaining burial flags for veterans as well as flags that have flown over the capitol, plus instructions fo …
Subject: Flags — United States

Today in History: Flag Day

Today in History: Flag Day

A brief history of Flag Day, which honors "June 14, 1777, [when] the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag." Also provides discussion of the Supreme Court decisions related to compelling students to salute the flag (reversed in 1943) and a variety of entertaining facts and links, including an audio recording of the …
Subject: Flag Day; Holidays — United States; Flag — United States — History; Bellamy, Francis. Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag; LII Classic Content

Caught in the Crossfire

Caught in the Crossfire

The Web site for a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) special in which “three diverse Arab Americans share their stories of living under an unwelcome spotlight since September 11, 2001.” Includes clips from the program, the storyline, background on the program subjects, and an annotated list of related links.
Subject: Arab Americans; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives

9.11 Moments

9.11 Moments

Dozens of short videos from independent producers that "capture timely and heartfelt reactions to the tragedy that shook the world." One film clip features pundit Molly Ivins reminding viewers, "the first duty of every citizen is to keep his mouth open." Includes producer biographies and program synopses. From Independent Televi …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives; Video Recordings; LII Classic Content

Looking Back: 9/11 Across America

Looking Back: 9/11 Across America

A 37-minute "acoustic exhibition reflecting Americans’ thoughts and emotions in the immediate aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001," compiled from 500 hours of audio recordings collected the day after the terrorist attacks by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. Includes a list of interview subjects. From the …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives

Face to Face: Stories From the Aftermath of Infamy

Face to Face: Stories From the Aftermath of Infamy

This site uses video, audio, and reader commentary to connect the experiences of Japanese Americans in the early 1940s with those of Arab and Muslim Americans in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Includes a glossary, classroom materials, fact sheets, and related links. From Independent Television Service (ITVS).
Subject: Arab Americans; Japanese Americans; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives; World War, 1939-1945 — Personal Narratives; LII Classic Content

Essentials of Ramadan, The Fasting Month

Essentials of Ramadan, The Fasting Month

This site is adapted from the book by Tajuddin B. Shu`aib, which serves as a guide and reference for Islamic studies courses. Find the religious significance to Muslims of the month of fasting, the laws for fasting, and the prayer recited every day. From the Islamic Server of the Muslim Students Association, University of Southern California.
Subject: Ramadan; Fasts And Feasts — Islam; Holidays; LII Classic Content

The Betsy Ross Homepage

The Betsy Ross Homepage

Take a virtual history tour of the Betsy Ross House and learn about her life and role in sewing the first American flag. Included are flag laws and etiquette, a picture gallery of American flags, notable quotes, flag trivia, timeline, and good links to other flag pages.
Subject: Ross, Betsy, 1752-1836; Flags — United States; People

EPA Response to September 11, 2001

EPA Response to September 11, 2001

News, documents, contact information, and more from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the environmental clean-up following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Most of the information is oriented toward Lower Manhattan, but there are some resources related to the Pentagon. Includes updates about the dust clean-up and inform …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Environmental Aspects; Environmental Monitoring

Review of the Estimates for the Impact of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on New York Tax Revenues

Review of the Estimates for the Impact of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on New York Tax Revenues

A review of the economic impact on New York of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. From the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO). Opens directly into a PDF file.
Subject: Finance, Public — New York (State) — New York; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Economic Aspects

Employment in Areas of Manhattan Affected by the Events of September 11, 2001

Employment in Areas of Manhattan Affected by the Events of September 11, 2001

This fact sheet presents the March 11, 2001, payroll employment counts, subdivided by major industry divisions, in lower Manhattan (New York City) that were affected by the events of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Includes a map and description of the three affected areas as well as links to the Covered Employment and Wages Progra …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Labor — New York (State) — New York — Statistics; Unemployment

LMDC: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

LMDC: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

This site includes proposals ("Concept Plans") for rebuilding the World Trade Center area, information about the Residential Grant Program for New York City residents affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks, hearing minutes, and more. "The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation was created in the aftermath of September 11th b …
Subject: Community Development; Economic Assistance, Domestic — New York (State) — New York; Urban Renewal; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001