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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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Mural, Frederick Douglass appealing to President Lincoln, 1943, LoC

What was life like in abolitionist Frederick Douglass's home in Washington, DC [...] »

Listen to past episodes of Bryan LeBeau's weekly radio program, entitled " [...] »

Illustration, Guinea propia, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum.., 1743, LoC.

A chronology of African slavery, with links to other websites and useful [...] »

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Drawing, [Yellow Jack Monster], 1873, Matt Morgan, Library of Congress

Wherever people go, disease is sure to follow. Answer these questions about U.S [...] »

Photo, Boxers Marty Cutler and Jack Johnson in ring [...] Library of Congress

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and determination [...] »

Sheet music, Pull away cheerily [...] Bancroft Library, Calisphere

"Seeing the elephant" in California. [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of cultural [...] »

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Lithograph, Blackburn, 2002, Ron Adams, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Approach African American history and culture through African art. [...] »

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

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit of [...] »

Bush AIDS Flag. . . , ACT UP New York, New York Public Library

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scene at Lincoln's deathbed

Accounts of Abraham Lincoln's dream of a presidential assassination vary, and so do the interpretations. [...] »

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