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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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hoto, Bealeton, Va. Noncommissioned officers' mess..., O'Sullivan, Aug 1863, LoC

Explore more than 1,000 Civil War photographs. [...] »

Print, Emily Dickinson, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Learn about Dickinson's family through their own writings and wider critical [...] »

Image, Jack London, Jack London Stories.

From White Fang to short stories and speeches, read more than 40 works by [...] »

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Photo, "Oyster," November 3, 2007, Swamibu, Flickr Commons

Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »

Lithograph, "The Issue Joined," 1846, H.R. Robinson's Lith., Library of Congress

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner [...] »

Photo, Dog barking into the telephone, 1957, http://www.floridamemory.com/

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Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's fossil [...] »

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.? [...] »

Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not begin [...] »

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Letter, . . . Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958, Sheryl Byland, NARA

With more than 10 billion items addressing U.S. history, you're bound to find [...] »

Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

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

Photo, . . . Unemployed insured workers. . . , Franklin D. Roosevelt, NARA

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

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The enemy of my enemy is my friend—what was Spain's role (and motivation) in the American Revolution? [...] »

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