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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Queen Liliuokalani at Washington Place, Aug. 12 1898, Univ. of Hawaii...

Compare U.S. and Hawaiian opinion on Hawaiian annexation. [...] »

Photo, Swinging London, 1969, The National Archives UK, Flickr Commons

Learn about the Vietnam anti-war movement through this website. [...] »

Photo, Portrait of C. Parker, T. Potter, M. Davis.., Aug. 1947, W. Gottlieb, LoC

Explore writer-photographer William P. Gottlieb photographs of 1938–1948 [...] »

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Photo, Native american youth, May 8, 2011, thaths, Flickr

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

What do these biased narratives of the French and Indian War tell us? [...] »

Print, Carolina Parrot, c.1827-1838, John James Audubon, Birds of America, UoP

Human history affects more than human beings. [...] »

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Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for U. [...] »

Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

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Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

Come rain or shine, the mail must go through, bringing information and tidings. [...] »

Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. intelligence [...] »

Negative, Maceration of Money, c. 1900, William M. Vander Weyde, Flickr

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chromolithograph, American Progress, c1873, George A. Crofutt, LOC

Discover how the concept of a "Manifest Destiny" shaped American perceptions prior to and throughout the 19th century. [...] »

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