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This interactive website examines the history of New England from the 16th to the 20th century. In addition to its enormous collection of primary sources, the website also has approximately 100 activities designed specifically for student use. Peruse this website today and discover a wonderful survey of New England culture! FIND OUT MORE »

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Paint, Oct 16, 1942 (Minidoka), 2003, R. Shimomura, In the Shadow of My Country.

Explore this archive of over 110 video interviews on Japanese American [...] »

Document, Letter to J. William Leonard from Edmund Cohen, April 15 2006, CIA.

Digitally serves thousands of formerly secret documents in compliance with [...] »

Photo, Vietnam. As the second phase. . . , 1966, U.S. Army, NARA

An important resource for any and all research into the Vietnam War. [...] »

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Print, "Christopher Columbus," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

In 1492, what did Columbus really do? [...] »

Photo, Clifford & Huth, A high born lady Laugh and the world laughs with you

Truth is stranger than fiction, they say. Can you tell the difference? [...] »

Ad, Goodrich, 1935

An Exciting Whiff of Danger or La Belle Dame sans Merci? [...] »

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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.? [...] »

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 [...] »

Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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Lithograph, Blackburn, 2002, Ron Adams, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Approach African American history and culture through African art. [...] »

Painting, B-24 Liberator, Steve Doyle, U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

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chromolithograph, American Progress, c1873, George A. Crofutt, LOC

Discover how the concept of a "Manifest Destiny" shaped American perceptions prior to and throughout the 19th century. [...] »

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