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History has been shaped and influenced by the out come of ancient trials—such as the Trial of Socrates in 399B.C.—to Rosenberg Trial in the 1950s. This site offers a comprehensive look at 50 prominent court trials throughout history and its resources can be used to give young learners an introduction to the history of the modern judicial system.

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Yale Digital Commons
Wallpaper, Wallpaper sample, c. 1900, Yale University Art Gallery

A wheeled pull toy depicting Nixon with a crown? If you're looking for a [...] »

Readex Digital Collections

This site offers a cornucopia of documents spanning four centuries of [...] »

Paul Laurence Dunbar Digital Collection
ook cover, Candle-Lightin' Time,  Paul Laurence Dunbar, Women Working, 1800-1930

Read the books and poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, internationally famous [...] »

History Quiz

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Column A and Column B

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

The Art of Migration

What can artistic renderings tell us about the Great Migration?

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Advice for Beachgoers

Long before sunblock, boogie boards, or bikinis...did ladies wear corsets to [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

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

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

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

National Resources

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

National Atlas

Explore maps that enable you to better understand the country that you live [...] »

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »