Welcome to History Content

Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
In Website Reviews
George Washington: A National Treasure
In Website Reviews
Industrial Research and Development Information System
In Website Reviews

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.

FIND OUT MORE »

Website Reviews

Find quality websites & primary sources
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Illustration, Indians Traveling, 1847-1857, Seth Eastman, Department of the Inte

Digitizes Indian Affairs, a seven-volume compendium of treaties, [...] »

Documents in Law, History, and Government
Image, The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy: Athenian...

Houses more than 3,500 full-text documents addressing the legal, economic, [...] »

Albert and Vera Weisbord Archives
Screen Capture, The Albert & Vera Weisbord Archives, Passaic.

Learn about American radicalism and the communist movement with this [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Yo, Ho, Ho and a . . . Bushel of Oysters?

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

Early Telephone Etiquette

Should you leave your hat on when you talk on the telephone?

[...] »
Black Days in the Market

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 opened the curtain on the Great Depression. [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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

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

Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
Military History
Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each [...] »

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Graph, "Sentences for those convicted in federal court," BJS

Everyday you read about local crime in the newspaper, but are the rates [...] »

National Endowment for the Arts

Watch videos on jazz and opera history, courtesy of the National Endowment [...] »

Ask a Historian

How Did "Colonel" Become "Ker-nul"?
Colonels Washington, Mosby, and Lee

The pronunciation devil is in the historical details.

[...] »