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Lithograph, A Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi, 1884, Currier & Ives, LoC

One institution, two very different perspectives. An expert contrasts records. [...] »

Photo, Col. T.M. Anderson and family. . . , 1897, Flickr Commons

With the advent of industry and western expansion, U.S. businesses mass produced dreams of affluence and progress. [...] »

Queen (letter). NYPL

Jefferson, surprised by the Louisiana Purchase? Maybe not. Historian Leah Glaser looks at a letter from Jefferson requesting funding for the Corps of Discovery. [...] »

Photo, . . .  a Cherokee Indian 'squaw' and her 'papoose, 1939, TN Archives

A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court document reveals the fluidity of racial identity. [...] »

Ad, May 19, 1967, Frito-Lay, Gallery of Graphic Design

Potato chip marketing—how a luxury item became an everyday U.S. food. [...] »

Photo, "Collecting books for readers. . . ," 1964, LSE Library, FLickr Commons

A student demonstrates thinking aloud reading two documents. [...] »

Photo, Ostrich reads newspaper of caretaker. Flickr

On the website Historical Thinking Matters, a student reads aloud a speech by former Louisiana Governor Huey Long. [...] »

Portrait of John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871), Flickr

This interactive tutorial models a four-step process for analyzing historical sources. [...] »

Photo, Geologist examining cuttings from wildcat well, Amarillo, Texas (LOC)

See sourcing in action, as a historian reads a document about the Scopes Trial. [...] »

Photo, [Old hermit Roy Ozmer. . . ], 1957, Flickr Commons

Watch this flash movie for a peek at how historians read and question sources. [...] »

 
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