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Searching for a unique way to make meaningful connections between the past and the present? Check out this website that examines 19th-century children in America: what they read, what was written about them, and what was written for them. Perusal of this website should prove to be an informative and rewarding experience. FIND OUT MORE »

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Document. CABLE FROM JMTIDE RE POSSIBLE REDEFECTION OF CREW

What did the U.S. government think of its own attempt to overthrow Castro? [...] »

Image, ECHO: Exploring and collecting History online-science, tech..., 2008.

Introduce yourself to the history of science, or learn to make your own history [...] »

Photo, Count Basie (left) during a concert in Cologne (Germany)

Listen to jazz from the '20s and '40s while learning about music greats and hot [...] »

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Photo, Lady Bird Johnson speaks with President Lyndon B. Johnson following. . .

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance. [...] »

Painting, The Veterans, 1886, Richard Creifelds, Brooklyn Museum

Board games preserve the past in squares, paper money, and toy tokens. Answer [...] »

Photo, Victory Gardens […], Feb.-Mar., 1943, Ann Rosener, Library of Congress.

WWII Victory Gardens allowed citizens to raise food...and wage war! [...] »

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An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »

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.? [...] »

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Oil, Portrait of Felix Albrecht Harta, 1909, Oskar Kokoschka, Hirshhorn

Modern art isn't impossible to understand. Approach it as the product of its [...] »

Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

Come rain or shine, the mail must go through, bringing information and tidings. [...] »

Photo, [Plaster model of a Corinthian capital.], NYPL

Meet the largest governmental funder of humanities programs in the U.S. [...] »

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Winslow Homer, The New Novel, 1877

Wandering through time into our ancestors' attic. [...] »

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