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History Content

Searching for a unique way to make meaningful connections between the past and the present? Check out this website that examines 19th-century children in America: what they read, what was written about them, and what was written for them. Perusal of this website should prove to be an informative and rewarding experience. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Centelles, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Why would you volunteer to fight in another country's war? Was it a display of [...] »

Drawing, Gibson Girl, Charles Dana Gibson, Clash of Cultures in the 1910s...

Supported by images and documents, this essay explores the culture wars of the [...] »

Photo, Government discoveres method to preserve..., 1938, Harris & Ewing, LoC

View early films of New York City life. [...] »

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Photo, Civil Rights March on Washington, DC , 1963, NARA

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Postcard, [. . . rural carrier. . . ], 1912, Smithsonian, Flickr Commons

Trade in your old Cabriolet for a new 1876 Landau? Test your knowledge of the [...] »

Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

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Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

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Photo, A papier-mache cow. . . , 1944, Herald Newspaper, Flickr Commons

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture? [...] »

Negative, Dinsmore, Frances. Of Smithsonian. . . , 1915, Harris & Ewing, LoC

What can 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo offer your [...] »

Screenshot, "U.S. History Topics," Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 1,600 learning resources from the federal government sorted by [...] »

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Burr-Hamilton duel, from Martha Lamb, History of the City of New York, 1896

Was it illegal? Was it dishonorable? Was it a duel or was it murder? [...] »

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