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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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Negative, King Emperor's Hunt in India, 1911, Bain News Service, LoC, Flickr

The Smithsonian offers rich resources for teachers, but tracking them down can [...] »

Image, PBS Online: Death of the Dream.

Begin your background research on prairie farmhouses with this website. [...] »

Photo, The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbour, A.B. Burbank, The Romantic Story...

Documents and analytical essays emphasize the social history of Plymouth Colony [...] »

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Photo, Memorial Day, May 29, 2011, teletypeturtle, Flickr

Do you know the history of this symbol? [...] »

Photo, [Woman in front of hat display], 1969, James Jowers, Flickr Commons

Do you have your mother's—and her mother's—fashion sense? [...] »

"Photograph of Kennedy Family with Dogs During a Weekend. . . ," 1963, NARA

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »

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Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

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.? [...] »

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Photo, . . . Unemployed insured workers. . . , Franklin D. Roosevelt, NARA

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

Photo, Mule driver, adolescent. . . , 1915, U.S. Bureau of Mines, MSHA site

Ever considered using mining to teach labor history?... [...] »

Photo, Cool Art, August 3, 2006, themusediffuse, Flickr, creative commons

Watch videos on jazz and opera history, courtesy of the National Endowment of [...] »

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Reagan and his nominee Sandra Day O'Connor

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