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The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920
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This site explores the diversity and complexity of African-American culture in Ohio. These manuscripts, texts, and images focus on themes that include slavery, emancipation, abolition, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, Reconstruction, African Americans in politics and government, and African-American religion.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
06/30/2000
American Memory from the Library of Congress
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American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Bill of Rights
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On 12 September 1787, during the final days of the Constitutional Convention, George Mason of Virginia expressed the desire that the Constitution be prefaced by a Bill of Rights. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts proposed a motion to form a committee to incorporate such a declaration of rights; however the motion was defeated. This lesson examines the First Congress's addition of a Bill of Rights as the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Collections
Date Added:
02/16/2011
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
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This site includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
07/18/2000
The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925
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The collection of documents brought together in this project begins to tell the story of the growth of Protestant religion among African Americans during the nineteenth century, and of the birth of what came to be known as the "Black Church" in the United States. This development continues to have enormous political, spiritual, and economic consequences. But perhaps what is most apparent in these texts is the diversity of ways in which that religious tradition was envisioned, experienced, and implemented. From the white Baptist and Methodist missionaries sent to convert enslaved Africans, to the earliest pioneers of the independent black denominations, to black missionaries in Africa, to the eloquent rhetoric of W.E.B. DuBois, the story of the black church is a tale of variety and struggle in the midst of constant racism and oppression. It is also a story of constant change, and of the coincidence of cultural cohesion among enslaved Africans and the introduction of Protestant evangelicalism to their communities.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
07/11/2003
Explore the States
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An interactive map of the United States with information, interactive activities, and links about all 50 states. The information provided varies from historical, geographical, biological, and cultural in nature.

Material Type:
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
America's Library
Date Added:
01/06/2015
First-Person Narratives of the American South
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"First-Person Narratives of the American South" is a collection of diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives written by Southerners. The majority of materials in this collection are written by those Southerners whose voices were less prominent in their time, including African Americans, women, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
07/29/2005
Join America at Play
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Discover America's favorite pastimes, sports and hobbies, including baseball, vacationing, dancing, rodeo, and quilting. Play the "Batter Up" interactive history baseball game.

Material Type:
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
America's Library
Date Added:
01/06/2015
Jump Back in Time
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This website takes students through various eras in American History such as Colonial America, the Revolutionary Period, Western Expansion, The Civil War, The Gilded Age, The Great Depression, and Much More.

Material Type:
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
America's Library
Date Added:
01/06/2015
Meet Amazing Americans
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Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today. Includes brief biographies and interactive activities associated with historical figures such as W.E.B. DuBois, Amelia Earhart, Lewis & Clark, Mark Twain, George Washington, and many more.

Material Type:
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
America's Library
Date Added:
01/06/2015
Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letter
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This site illustrates the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Family letters of one homesteader express personal insight into the joy, despair, and determination in his struggle to establish a home on the prairie.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
01/03/2001
Proceedings of the Rhode-Island Anti-Slavery Convention, held in Providence, on the 2d, 3d and 4th of February, 1836
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Pursuant to a call signed by eight hundred and fifty citizens of Rhode Island, a large number of gentlemen, friendly to the immediate abolition of slavery, assembled in the High Street Congregational Meeting House in Providence on Tuesday, February 2, 1836.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Internet Archive, Library of Congress Collection
Date Added:
02/02/1836
Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
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This collection assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition. It includes nearly 200 selections from twelve collections of personal papers and two collections of institutional papers from the Manuscript Division; 74 books, pamphlets, and legislative documents from the General Collections, along with selections from 34 consumer and trade journals; 181 photographs from the pictorial materials of the National Photo Company Collection held by the Prints and Photographs Division; and 5 short films and 7 audio selections of Coolidge speeches from the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. The collection is particularly strong in advertising and mass-marketing materials and will be of special interest to those seeking to understand economic and political forces at work in the 1920s.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
07/25/2000
Reclaiming the Everglades
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Reclaiming the Everglades represents all or part of sixteen 'physical' collections housed in the archives and special collections of University of Miami, Florida International University and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. This online compilation includes a rich diversity of unique or rare materials: personal correspondence, essays, typescripts, reports and memos; photographs, maps and postcards; and publications from individuals and the government.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
05/13/2013