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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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Image, Vanishing Georgia logo, Georgia Public Television and GDAH.

Examines the history and culture of the state of Georgia, presenting an [...] »

Oil painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, Emanuel Leutze, The Met.

Presents 27 iconic works of art as examples for the use of art and primary [...] »

Wood. . . , Nuxalk Sinaaxwmuxw (Headdress), c. 1860, Listening to. . . site

View more than 400 Native American objects selected and presented by the 11 [...] »

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Postcard, Thanksgiving day, 1907, Raphael Tuck and Sons, NYPL

What traditional Thanksgiving foods would have been hard to come by during WWII? [...] »

Photo, USAF aircraft of the 4th Fighter Wing [...], U.S. Air Force, Wikipedia

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf War? [...] »

Photo, DSCN0681, joelogon, Oct. 1, 2011, Flickr

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you place [...] »

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An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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. [...] »

Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of all [...] »

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Ink on paper, Kodak advertisement, c. 1942, National Postal Museum

When going postal is actually a good thing! Explore the Museum's extensive [...] »

Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

Glass negative, New gavel for Speaker. . . , Harris & Ewing, LoC

Can’t tell an affadavit from an acquittal? Learn the legal lingo. [...] »

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Print, Forbes, Edwin, 1896, The war in Virginia -- capture of three Confederate

The development of the Union cavalry forces was behind that of the Confederates which was considered, " the best Cavalry in the world." but its late formation did not hinder its eventual success. [...] »

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