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Immigration is an important topic in American History. So, don't just talk about it! Allow your students to "connect" with the 19th century immigrant population by exploring structures like Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. The website for this historic location offers a plethora of resources that will enable you to bring the past to life. FIND OUT MORE »

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Print, Cartouche showing cherubs..., 1789, Cornellius Tiebout, LoC

Explore maps from throughout America's history, with a special focus on 19th [...] »

Image, Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University.

Although painful to view, racist memorabilia reminds us of past mindsets and [...] »

Print, General Hospital No. 15. . . , May 9, 1865, Tennessee State Library. . .

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Print, This view of his majesty's ship Shannon, Aug. 1813, Robert Dodd, LoC

How do textbooks from different countries treat the War of 1812? [...] »

Lithograph, "The Singing Comedian, Andrew Mack. . . ," c. 1900, LoC

The Irish contributed more to the U.S. than shamrocks and folktales. [...] »

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

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Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S.? [...] »

Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not begin [...] »

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. [...] »

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Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional government [...] »

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 [...] »

Screenshot, Census for Kids, U.S. Census Bureau

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watching Labor Day parade 1940

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