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The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery exhibition titled "Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now" is the first major exhibition to trace the development of the silhouette... [Read More]
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Rolando Herts, PhD, Director, The Delta Center for Culture and Learning, Delta State University, Cleveland, MississippiOn the same day when the New York Times, the... [Read More]
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In recent years articles have been written examining the veracity of Travels with Charley, questioning if this work should rightly be classified nonfiction, since it... [Read More]
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Henry David Thoreau. Cape Cod offers a vivid and alluring picture of a special part of the world through the eyes of an iconoclast naturalist... [Read More]
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On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society... [Read More]
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When we think of using primary source oral histories in our classrooms, there is one resource that is often overlooked but ideally suited to the... [Read More]
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During the American Revolution, the play Cato by British writer Joseph Addison was performed at Valley Forge for the officers and troops, much to their... [Read More]
Chronicling America: A Unique Collection of Primary SourcesYou may already know about Chronicling America, the long standing partnership between the Library of Congress and the National... [Read More]
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In this lesson, students will examine a preselected set of newspaper articles drawn from the Chronicling America website. They will determine the right each article... [Read More]
The Theme for National History Day 2012–2013 is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events": a great subject with lots of potential for a really... [Read More]
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For National History Day students, the 2017/2018 academic year will be filled with research related to the theme of Conflict and Compromise in History. [Read More]
Themes and subject areas for National History Day for 2016 and 2017... [Read More]
Themes and subject areas for National History Day for 2016 and 2017... [Read More]
This lesson provides students with tools to analyze primary source newspaper articles about the Great War (1914–1917) in order to understand public opinion regarding the... [Read More]
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Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd U.S. poet laureate, addressed an audience in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium and described her initiative in the previous year. [Read More]
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new director of NEH's Office of Federal/State Partnership. K... [Read More]
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This feature is part of a series we call "50 States of Preservation," in which we are touring small and mid-sized museums, libraries, historical societies,... [Read More]
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