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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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Aerial View of Monticello Mountain, 1999

Can't travel to Monticello? Take your students on a virtual tour of Jefferson's [...] »

Wood engraving, American Sketches:..., Nov. 18, 1876, Illustrated London News.

Pamphlets and documents from 1875 to 1900 highlight African American leaders [...] »

Color slide, Photographic Slide from Hartford..., March 22-24, 1939, LoC.

Learn about the New Deal through the Federal Theatre Project, designed to [...] »

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Print, Carolina Parrot, c.1827-1838, John James Audubon, Birds of America, UoP

Human history affects more than human beings. [...] »

Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions [...] »

Photo, African American baseball players, c.1899-1900, Library of Congress

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been [...] »

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Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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 [...] »

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Photo, Brown Bat, June 20, 2008, Al Hicks, U.S. Geological Survey

How has land use altered over time, and what did the explorers encounter? [...] »

Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why? [...] »

Photo, Dr. Thomas Starzl, 1960-1980, Office of History, NIH

Repository for the history of the federal agency, medical profession, and [...] »

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woods blown apart by artillery fire at Chancellorsville

The Confederate battle plan at Chancellorsville was extraordinarily daring and risky. [...] »

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