Silas Deane Online
is designed to provide high school students, teachers, researchers
and historians with a valuable online resource that can be approached
from and appreciated on several levels.
All information on the site is compiled and crosslinked
to provide access from multiple points. Links to all primary source
material (documents, transcripts and images) generate their content
in pop-up windows from anywhere in the site. Primary source material
can also be accessed via index links in the Portraits, Objects and
- All images in the right columns and the timeline
are links to detailed information. When the cursor changes to
a ? question mark, that means click for details, which will appear
in a pop-up window.
- All links in text are identified
- In the Documents section,
= view transcript, and
= view image.
The Story provides
a narrative summary of Silas Deane's life and is a good starting
point. Throughout the site, Deane is viewed in relation to his contemporaries
George Washington and John Adams.
The People offers
portraits and biographical summaries of Deane and his contemporaries,
family and associates.
The Places contains
an overview of Wethersfield, Deane's home town, and tours of his
home at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, in narrative slide show
and QuickTime Virtual reality formats.
events in the lives of Deane, Washington and Adams in a scrolling
graphic format with links to detaled information
a gallery of historic paintings of Deane, his family and contemporaries.
Objects is a photo gallery of items from
the Deane house.
Documents is the index to 79 primary sources
and provides links to transcripts and document images.
Maps is a gallery of relevant cartography
Interactives is the access point to interactive
activities such as the Virtual Tour of Deane's home.
Classroom is the entry point for teachers
and students and contains seven lessons and activities, resources
and a detailed biography of Silas Deane.
Bibliography is an extensive reference
to over 300 print and web reources
Search is the access page to the keyword-based
search engine. Search results are delivered in context with direct