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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, IN FINANCIAL AREA: Hard-hatted construction workers..., 1970, NY Times

Learn about the Hard Hat Riots of New York with this innovative website. [...] »

Photo. Louis McDowell gives neighborhood girl a haircut as her mother looks on.

How does an industrial past shape current work and play? How does it affect [...] »

Photo. Redpath Chautauqua Special, Band and Passenger Car. Iowa Library

Which performers, from martial artists to yodelers, traveled the Chautauqua [...] »

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Poster advertisement, Bristol's Sarsaparilla, 1857, Library of Congress

Be it the radio or the television, the slogans related to popular or unpopular [...] »

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

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

Lithograph, "In Danger. . . ,'" 1881, Joseph F. Keppler, Library of Congress

Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty are popular American icons. How much do you know [...] »

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An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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.? [...] »

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

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

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Photo, The President walks alone along the. . . , 2009, Pete Souza, White House

The White House offers historic photos and biographies of its past and current [...] »

Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

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? [...] »

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Isadora Duncan and other dancers, 1917, Arnold Genthe, New York Public Library

Explorations of the body, self-reference, and the entanglement of art and politics have all been the themes of feminist art—as they have been themes of other art of our time. [...] »

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