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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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Map, Indian Reservations within the limits of the US, 1890, US Census Office.

Documents the lives of Native Americans in the Northwest Coast and Plateau [...] »

Photo, Street Carnival, 1902, William G. Barckhan, Madison. . . site

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Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

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

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

Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

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Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

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Inspection party at a liquor still, Jenkins, Kentucky, 1919

Mountains, coal, jugbands, pottery, quilts, feuds, flags, floods, labor strikes, Mary Todd Lincoln, moonshine, Mammoth Cave, bluegrass, tobacco, thoroughbreds, and more—collected in a digital library. [...] »

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