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Immigration is an important topic in American History. So, don't just talk about it! Allow your students to "connect" with the 19th century immigrant population by exploring structures like Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. The website for this historic location offers a plethora of resources that will enable you to bring the past to life. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Cotton pickers receiving sixty. . . , 1935, Ben Shahn, Flickr Commons

Access more than 5,000 biographies, maps, and images relevant to African [...] »

Silver gelatin print, Children on a horse and cart..., 1920s, Caulkins Studios.

Your first resource for photographs and images depicting African Americans [...] »

Photo, Seneca Village 5, August 11, 2005, Satyadasa, Flickr

One of the few resources dedicated to Seneca Village and the creation of [...] »

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Photo, Boxers Marty Cutler and Jack Johnson in ring [...] Library of Congress

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and determination [...] »

Print, Charon's Boat, Jul. 16, 1807, James Gillray, Library of Congress

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these [...] »

Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

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photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

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Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

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Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. intelligence [...] »

Negative, Maceration of Money, c. 1900, William M. Vander Weyde, Flickr

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit of [...] »

Photo, U.S. Capitol, Architect of the Capitol

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Battle of Ridgeway, C.W., 1869, Library of Congress

Ireland's revolutionary struggle against Britain played out in North America as well as in Europe. [...] »

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