Battle Royale – From the endgame.nl site, this huge work is (“part chess instruction, part historical novel”) a blow-by-blow account of the 1924 New York International Chess Tournament.
Brief History of Black Chess Masters in America – “A Legacy of Excellence”. An article by Gregory Kearse that originally appeared in Chess Life.
Capablanca and Nimzowitch Confrontation – Humorous historical fiction. What would happen if Capa and Nimzo got in a fist fight? This is hilarious.
Chess Archaeology – Excavating the history of chess. Articles, annotated historical games, photographs, and more. Updated regularly.
Chess Cafe – Historical information, along with everything else.
Chess History Center – Intending to be a focal point for those interested in chess history.
Chess History Club – Discussion group on Yahoo for chess history.
Chessmetrics – Statistician Jeff Sonas, using a methodology of his own devising, has calculated historical chess ratings for thousands of players going back 150 years.
GoddessChess – Dedicated to women in chess, and the possibility that chess was invented as “the game of the Goddess”.
Jim Weinheimer’s Page – Old games and chess lore from a Princeton chess historian.
The Morals Of Chess – Famous essay on chess by Benjamin Franklin.
The Origin Of Chess – In depth wikipedia page exploring from where came our game.
Tim Krabbe’s Chess Curiosities – Tons of fascinating tidbits from the history of chess. Well worth your time.
US Chess Hall of Fame – Has short bios of the inductees and some historical articles.
Big chessopolis.com article about the The History of Chess