July 31, 2014

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The Mt. Sterling advocate. (Mt. Sterling, Ky.), 31 July 1914

Looking Back: July ’14 Resources

For those of you have been spending less time online and more well-deserved vacation time, here is a quick view of all the fabulous Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content TPS-Barat shared on the Primary Source Nexus in July, 2014. Teaching & Learning Literature Links And to Think That I Saw It on […]


Presidential Spotlight: Chester A. Arthur

The death of President Garfield–Judge Brady administering the Presidential oath to Vice-President Arthur Chester A. Arthur images & political cartoons Chester Arthur Papers webcast Chester A. Arthur books & other texts Historical newspaper coverage for President Arthur “Chester Alan Arthur” The Bay State Monthly Volume 1, Issue 5, May, 1884 Sheet music President Arthur’s grand march by C. Carlberg […]

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue

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According to the summary of this political cartoon, who were the three candidates for president in 1844? What was the president’s salary at this time? What is the president’s salary now? According to the cartoon summary, who is the favored contender? What details in the cartoon—positioning, symbols, text labels—support this view? Use the Primary Source Nexus search […]

Mending the family kettle

Today in History: Fourteenth Amendment

Today in History–July 28–the Library of Congress features the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. On this date in 1868, Secretary of State William Seward issued a proclamation certifying the ratification of the amendment The 14th amendment granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”, including former slaves freed […]

Will the New Year Solve the Riddle of Mars

Featured Source: Solving the riddle of Mars?

What is the riddle of Mars? Does the article answer the headline question? What evidence does the article give that there is life on Mars? Can you find evidence in the article that Professor Lowell believes these Martian extraterrestrials are superior to mankind as the subhead claims? What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let […]

Chicora the original name of Carolina

State Spotlight: South Carolina

South Carolina stories from America’s Library South Carolina primary source set South Carolina maps South Carolina books & articles South Carolina historical newspapers South Carolina sheet music South Carolina oral histories, songs & dialect recordings South Carolina WPA life histories South Carolina images South Carolina legislation South Carolina Guide to Law Online Today in History: Charleston, South Carolina More U.S. state primary source collections

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