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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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State of South Carolina, $50, March 2, 1872, UNC

Learn about southern culture through the images on Confederate currency. [...] »

Daguerreotype, Walt Whitman, c. 1854, New York Public Library, Walt. . . site

Get to know the life, mind, works, and criticisms of poet Walt Whitman. [...] »

Map, Accurata delineatio..., c.1734, Matthaeus Seutter

View 400 hundred years of cartography from the Illinois area. [...] »

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Photo, The Viking ship, Jun. 1893, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress

Which tales of daring exploration do you believe? [...] »

Screencap, Daisy ad, 1964, Living Room Candidate, Museum of the Moving Image

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear. [...] »

Photo, Cardiff Giant, c.1910-1915, Bains News Service, Library of Congress

Peruse the news, but beware hot air? Examine famous U.S. hoaxes. [...] »

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Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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? [...] »

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Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

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Lithograph, "The Great Congressional Tramp. . . ," 1882, Mayer, U.S. Senate site

Political cartoons, photos, oral histories, artifacts, essays, and facts. [...] »

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

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Print, Forbes, Edwin, 1896, The war in Virginia -- capture of three Confederate

The development of the Union cavalry forces was behind that of the Confederates which was considered, " the best Cavalry in the world." but its late formation did not hinder its eventual success. [...] »

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