Browse Examples of Historical Thinking

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How do the speeches of Sojourner Truth and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper [...] »

Diaries give a personal view of historical events. Historian Peter Hahn [...] »

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

If the U.S. interned you and your family, how would you respond?

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Smithsonian Barbara Clark Smith looks at what a colonial newspaper article [...] »

What can an inventory tell you about daily life in Delaware in 1804? Curator [...] »

Is reading a piece of historic literature once enough? Not if you want to [...] »

What does an 1853 daguerreotype have to say? Plenty, says Frank Goodyear, [...] »

Written primary sources only tell you so much. To learn about history that [...] »

Today, we accept paper—and electronic—money as a fact of life. Historian [...] »