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This interactive website examines the history of New England from the 16th to the 20th century. In addition to its enormous collection of primary sources, the website also has approximately 100 activities designed specifically for student use. Peruse this website today and discover a wonderful survey of New England culture! FIND OUT MORE »

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Drawing. Kiona Drawings site

Kiowa artwork from buffalo hide canvases to university art training. [...] »

Photo, Chicago 7 Group Photo, 1969-70, Famous American Trials: The Chicago Seven

Explore radical activism and 1960s culture through the trial of the Chicago [...] »

Oil painting, Eagle Mills, 1845, Thomas B. Wilson, Collection of Roland Marchand

Memorializes Roland Marchand with more than 6,100 images, including more than 2 [...] »

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Lithograph, "The Witch No. 1," February 29, c1892,  Joseph E. Baker, LoC

Burn the witch! Discover how historical coverage of the Salem Witch Trials has [...] »

Ad, Goodrich, 1935

An Exciting Whiff of Danger or La Belle Dame sans Merci? [...] »

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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

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's fossil [...] »

Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

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Graph, "Sentences for those convicted in federal court," BJS

Everyday you read about local crime in the newspaper, but are the rates really [...] »

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

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

Photo, Dr. Thomas Starzl, 1960-1980, Office of History, NIH

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CCC men after putting out a forest fire, 1933, NY State Digital Archives

The work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in central New York State. [...] »

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