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In Remembrance: Pearl Harbor

How did the nation react to the attack on Pearl Harbor? With audio recording technology, government fieldworkers preserved the emotions and opinions of men and women on the street in 1941. Today, we can still listen to them, thanks to the Library of Congress. FIND OUT MORE »

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Screencap, How Pearl Harbor, 9/11 Changed U.S. Forever

CBS's The Early Show draws parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. [...] »

Pearl Harbor telegram dispatch

Playing the game of alternative history—do what-ifs and if-onlys have a [...] »

Photograph negative, U.S.S. Neosho and other ships during Pearl Harbor attack, 7

When does a historical film go from "based on historical events" to total [...] »

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Explore ideas for teaching about acts of war

Photo, Hollem Howard, 1944, Women are contributing their skills to the, LoC.

Immerse your students in World War II battles, veterans, and services for [...] »

Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history. [...] »

Photo, Television, April 19, 2007, largeprime, Flickr, cc

Explore this approach for teaching with historical footage in the elementary, [...] »

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World War II

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Magazine Covers. July 1942 site

See how the federal government promoted nationalism in a widespread media [...] »

Greater Boston: Profile on Susumu Ito, WWII Veteran

World War II veteran Susumu Ito talks about his memories of serving in the all- [...] »

Ford Sedan, 1942 model year

Domestic automotive manufacturing took a back seat to military transport needs [...] »

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