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Dolley Madison Project
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Dolley Madison Project is devoted to the life, letters, and legacy of ...

Dolley Madison Project is devoted to the life, letters, and legacy of the wife of our fourth president. As First Lady, Dolley Madison grew famous for her social graces and courage. By 1900 her name was being used for a range of commercial products. A chronology and essays about her life are provided, along with frequently asked questions and information about her letters and individuals with whom she corresponded.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Virginia Center for Digital History
Author:
David B. Mattern
Holly C. Shulman
Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South
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Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or ...

Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia. The Jim Crow laws segregated African-Americans from white Americans in public places such as schools, and school buses. The archive contains photos, letters, two regional censuses and a flash map of the town of Charlottesville. The Jim Crow laws were not overturned until the important Brown versus Board of Education court ruling in 1954 (but not totally eliminated until the Civil Rights Act of the 1964). The project intends to connect race with place by understanding what it was like to live, work, pray, learn, and play in the segregated South.

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Virginia Center for Digital History
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The Valley of the Shadow
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The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources ...

The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War. Here you may explore thousands of original documents that allow you to see what life was like during the Civil War for the men and women of Augusta and Franklin.The Valley of the Shadow is different than many other history websites. It is more like a library than a single book. There is no "one" story in the Valley Project. Rather, what you'll find are thousands of letters and diaries, census and government records, newspapers and speeches, all of which record different aspects of daily life in these two counties at the time of the Civil War. As you explore the extensive archive and you'll find that you can flip through a Valley resident's Civil War diary, read what the county newspapers reported about the battle of Gettysburg, or even search the census records to see how much the average citizen owned in 1860 or 1870.

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U.S. History
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Virginia Center for Digital History
The Valley of the Shadow Project
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The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources ...

The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War. Here you may explore thousands of original documents that allow you to see what life was like during the Civil War for the men and women of Augusta and Franklin.

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Education
U.S. History
Women's Studies
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Internet Scout Project
University of Virginia
Virginia Center for Digital History
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Virtual Jamestown
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The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project ...

The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Virginia Center for Digital History
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Virginia Center for Digital History
Author:
Crandall Shifflett