Spotlight on Elementary Education

History has been shaped and influenced by the out come of ancient trials—such as the Trial of Socrates in 399B.C.—to Rosenberg Trial in the 1950s. This site offers a comprehensive look at 50 prominent court trials throughout history and its resources can be used to give young learners an introduction to the history of the modern judicial system.

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Women's Studies Database
Illustration, How does my lady's garden grow, New York Public Library

Your starting point for research in the field of Women's Studies.

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Making the Macintosh: Technology and Culture in Silicon Valley
Advertisement, At last THE MOUSE is here.., 1975, Dean Hovey Personal Papers.

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Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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

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Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

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Photo, Headlines posted in street. . , 1940, Jack Delano, Flickr Commons

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A History of Fundamentalism
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