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.00001 The Value of A Unit With Four Cyphers Going Before It

.00001 The Value of A Unit With Four Cyphers Going Before It

A satire on dissension and political intrigue within Andrew Jackson's administration, surrounding ... (more)

A satire on dissension and political intrigue within Andrew Jackson's administration, surrounding the Spring 1831 resignations of several members of his Cabinet. In the center Jackson sits in a collapsing chair, labeled "The Hickory Chair is coming to pieces at last." Seated on the arm of his chair is a rat with the head of Postmaster General William T. Barry. On the floor before him is a pile of resignations with a broken clay pipe, and a brazier. He sweeps with a broom at a number of rats scurrying at his feet, and in the act knocks over the "Altar of Reform" toppling a winged ass also holding a broom. The rats have heads of (from left to right) Secretary of State Martin Van Buren, Secretary of War John H.Eaton, "D. I. O."(?), Navy Secretary John Branch, and Treasury Secretary Samuel D. Ingham. John Calhoun is a terrier which menaces the Van Buren rat. Van Buren, threatened by an eagle while attempting to climb the "Ladder of Political Preferment" whose rungs are labeled with the names of the states, says, "If I could only humbug that Eagle and climb up this ladder." Calhoun: "You don't get up if I can help it." Eaton: "I'm off to the Indians." Branch: "This from the greatest and best of men." Ingham: "Is this the reward of my Patriotic disinterestedness." In a doorway marked "Skool of Reform" appears a man in a visored cap and fur-trimmed coat saying, "There's Clay, and this is all Clays doings." Daniel Webster and Henry Clay (with raised arms) look in through a window. Webster: "That Terrier has nullified the whole Concern." Clay: "Famine! War! Pestilence!"|Cock of the Walk fecit. (Edward Williams Clay).|Entered . . . 1831 by E.W. Clay.|Publd by E.W. Clay, S.E. corner of Walnut and 4th St. Philada.|The print appears to have been derived from William James Hubbard's portrait of Jackson, or from Albert Newsam's 1830 lithograph reproducing the painting. A pencil sketch believed by Davison to be Clay's sketch for the print is in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The Library's impression of ".0001" was deposited for copyright on May 5, 1831. Davison also lists a second edition of the print. Two anonymous versions of the print, possibly derived from ".00001," were published under the title "The Rats leaving a falling house." (See 1831-2).|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Davison, no. 32 (sketch), 56 and 57.|Murrell, p. 109-110.|Weitenkampf, p. 24.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1831-1. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
Library of Congress - Cartoons 1766-1876
Provider:
Library of Congress
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100,000,000 Guinea Pigs : The Dangers of Consumption

100,000,000 Guinea Pigs : The Dangers of Consumption

In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass ... (more)

In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass marketers, engineer Frederick Schlink and economist Stuart Chase published Your Money's Worth, which argued for an "extension of the principle of buying goods according to impartial scientific tests rather than according to the fanfare and triumphs of higher salesmanship." Your Money's Worth became an instant best-seller, and the authors organized Consumers' Research, a testing bureau that provided information and published product tests in a new magazine, Consumers' Research Bulletin. The 1929 stock market crash heightened suspicion of consumer capitalism, and the magazine had 42,000 subscribers by 1932. In 1933, Schlink and Arthur Kallet (executive secretary of Consumers' Research) published 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics. The book struck a responsive chord in depression-era America--it went through thirteen printings in its first six months and became one of the best-selling books of the decade. The book's first chapter ("The Great American Guinea Pig"), gave a flavor of their vigorous arguments. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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10,000,000 Members by Christmas On Christmas Eve, a Candle in Every Window and Red Cross Members in Every Home.

10,000,000 Members by Christmas On Christmas Eve, a Candle in Every Window and Red Cross Members in Every Home.

Poster showing a holly-decked candle in a window, with the Red Cross ... (more)

Poster showing a holly-decked candle in a window, with the Red Cross symbol in its glow. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
Library of Congress - World War I Posters
Provider:
Library of Congress
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124 Cartridges for 15/6 and Your Money Back with Interest

124 Cartridges for 15/6 and Your Money Back with Interest

Poster is text only. Published by the National War Savings Committee, 18 ... (more)

Poster is text only. Published by the National War Savings Committee, 18 & 19, Abingdon Street, Westminster, S.W. Poster no. 18. 20m. Wt. 5213/331. (7940). Title from item. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
Library of Congress - World War I Posters
Provider:
Library of Congress
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140th Flag Day, 1777-1917 the Birthday of the Stars and Stripes, June 14th, 1917.

140th Flag Day, 1777-1917 the Birthday of the Stars and Stripes, June 14th, 1917.

Poster showing a man raising the American flag, with a minuteman cheering ... (more)

Poster showing a man raising the American flag, with a minuteman cheering and an eagle flying above. Text continues: 'Tis the Star Spangled Banner, oh, long may it wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Monogram unidentified. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
Library of Congress - World War I Posters
Provider:
Library of Congress
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"1500 Doomed":  People's Press  Reports on the Gauley Bridge Disaster

"1500 Doomed": People's Press Reports on the Gauley Bridge Disaster

The deadly lung disease silicosis is caused when miners, sandblasters, and foundry ... (more)

The deadly lung disease silicosis is caused when miners, sandblasters, and foundry and tunnel workers inhale fine particles of silica dust--a mineral found in sand, quartz, and granite. In 1935, approximately 1,500 workers--largely African Americans who had come north to find work--were killed by exposure to silica dust while building a tunnel in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. Ordinarily, silicosis takes a several years to develop, but these West Virginia tunnel workers were falling ill in a matter of months because of exposure to unusually high concentrations of silica dust. The crisis over silicosis suddenly became a national issue, as seen in this article in the radical newspaper Peoples' Press . In 1936 congressional hearings on the Gauley Bridge disaster, it was revealed that company officials and engineers wore masks to protect themselves when they visited the tunnel, but they failed to provide masks for the tunnelers themselves, even when the workers requested them. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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1869: A Report on Schools in North Carolina

1869: A Report on Schools in North Carolina

In this lesson, students use a guided reading to look at a ... (more)

In this lesson, students use a guided reading to look at a report on the status of education in North Carolina in 1869, and discuss the reasons given then for why the Governor and Legislature should support educating North Carolina's children. They are provided an opportunity to compare and contrast the 1869 document against their own ideas about the civic duty to attend school through age sixteen, and its relative value to the state and the country. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Victoria Schaefer
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1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry

1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry

To better understand the United States at the end of the nineteenth ... (more)

To better understand the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, this interdisciplinary lesson integrates analyzing historical primary resources with literary analysis. Students work in groups and express themselves creatively through a multi-media epic poem. The artistic models for the students' multi-media epic poem are Walt Whitman's Song of Myself (1855) and Hart Crane's The Bridge (1930). These epic poets capture, interpret, and give meaning to their particular times and places. Students look to do the same with the year 1900, relying upon relevant primary resources € sound recordings, images, text € and their own creative and interpretative voices. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Unit of Study
Collection:
LOC Teachers
Provider:
Library of Congress
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1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

The documents selected for this exhibit are primary sources that historians and ... (more)

The documents selected for this exhibit are primary sources that historians and other researchers study when they write about historical events. They are a selection from the files created or received by Federal agencies in or near San Francisco at the time of the disaster. They contain eyewitness testimony of the damage of the earthquake, the ensuing fires, and the desolation that was left in their wake. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
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1910-2010: South Africa as a Unitary Nation State

1910-2010: South Africa as a Unitary Nation State

Peter Merrington, novelist and Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of English University ... (more)

Peter Merrington, novelist and Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of English University of the Western Cape, was guest speaker at UCT's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Question lecture in September 2010. His illustrated lecture "First Light False Dawn" explores the making of a public cultural identity for a new nation and responds to the first hundred years (1910-2010) of South Africa as a unitary nation state. Merrington explores the meaning of heritage in the late nineteenth century in relation to then popular concepts of vernacular identity in England. He shows how ideas of Englishness influenced the quest for a new South African cultural vernacular and how the young ideologues drew on these ideas for their vision. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
University of Cape Town
Provider:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Peter Merrington
1948: A Year of Decisions

1948: A Year of Decisions

The 2008 Summer Teachers Conference focused on the year 1948. Lesson plans ... (more)

The 2008 Summer Teachers Conference focused on the year 1948. Lesson plans created by teachers attending the conference and powerpoint presentations delivered by speakers are presented on this site. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider:
Truman Presidential Library and Museum
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19th Century Women: Struggle and Triumph

19th Century Women: Struggle and Triumph

Ever wonder what women were doing during the 1800s or what is ... (more)

Ever wonder what women were doing during the 1800s or what is known as the antebellum period of United States history? Men are well represented in our history books as they were the powerful, educated leaders of our country. Women, on the other hand, rarely had opportunities to tell their stories. Powerful stories of brave women who helped shape the history of the United States are revealed to students through journals, letters, narratives and other primary sources. Synthesizing information from the various sources, students write their impressions of women in the Northeast, Southeast, or the West during the Nineteenth Century. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LOC Teachers
Provider:
Library of Congress
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1st Grade-Act. 04: Chrysanthemum and Letter Tiles

1st Grade-Act. 04: Chrysanthemum and Letter Tiles

In this lesson children will listen as the teacher reads Chrysanthemum. Afterwards ... (more)

In this lesson children will listen as the teacher reads Chrysanthemum. Afterwards have a discussion about the story with a focus on the length of ChrysanthemumŐs name. Have the children compare the lengths of their own names using letter tiles, grid paper, and a class graph. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Utah Education Network
Provider:
Utah Education Network
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In Search of the Novel

In Search of the Novel

Discover creative strategies for bringing novels to life for middle and high ... (more)

Discover creative strategies for bringing novels to life for middle and high school students with this workshop, featuring the words and works of 10 novelists, including Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, J. K. Rowling, and Toni Morrison. Within the framework of real classroom practice, the workshop offers interviews with contemporary authors, literary critics, teachers, and students, as well as film clips from adaptations of the novels featured. In Search of the Novel poses basic questions that can help you examine the genre from multiple perspectives and bring it to life for your students. A video workshop on teaching the novel for middle and high school teachers; 8 one-hour video programs, 2 supplemental AuthorsŐ Notes videos, workshop guide, and Web site; graduate credit available (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Annenberg Learner
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
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.desu si egaugnal gnimmargorp avaJ ehT .gninnalp dna ,tnemeganam ,ecneics ,gnireenigne ni ... (more)

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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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