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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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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of South Carolina
Abbeville, 1901 February, New York: Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., Ltd.

A collection of maps detailing over 80 South Carolina towns and cities.

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America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915
Image, America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915, LoC.

Collects 150 1894–1915 motion pictures on work, school, and leisure [...] »

Images of Native Americans
Cover, The Wild West Weekly: A Magazine Containing.., July 5, 1907, Old Scout,NY

Illustrations follow European interpretations of Native Americans, through [...] »

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The Great Black Hope

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and [...] »

Socks to War

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history.

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Lewis Hine: Caption Critique

Does a caption change the meaning of a photograph?

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Beyond the Textbook

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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 [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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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 [...] »

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National Air and Space Museum
Cigarette card, Imaginary A plane, c. 1957-1958, NYPL Digital Gallery

Fly me to the moon became a famous Frank Sinatra line. NASA also made this a [...] »

Team Ships

Learn the basic steps to building and commissioning a Navy vessel.

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Peace Corps

Explore world and U.S. history simultaneously through universal development [...] »

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Quoting Economic Policy
Herbert Hoover delivering a speech

Milton Friedman and Herbert Hoover are excellent sources.

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