October 23, 2014

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A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the United States, without Danger or Loss to the Citizens of the South

Primary Source Spotlight: Abolition

Abolition newspapers Anti-Slavery Bugle (weekly) New-Lisbon, Ohio 1845-1861 The Examiner (weekly) Louisville, Kentucky 1847-1849 Primary source collections Abolition primary source set (American Memory collections) History of American Abolitionism 1861 More abolition books & articles Songs Related to the Abolition of Slavery Library of Congress article Abolition sheet music Abolition images Abolition webcasts John Brown primary source collections Frederick Douglass primary source collections Elijah Lovejoy primary source […]

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Finding Resources: Ask us, ask a librarian!

If you’ve browsed and searched the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus and still can’t find what you were looking for, feel free to contact us with questions about Library resources or strategies for teaching with primary sources. We also welcome you to leave a comment on any post. You can get help directly from the Library of […]

Los charros contrabandistas. Juego de dados

Featured Source: Los charros contrabandistas – juego de dados

This source represents a game board. Look closely (larger image) to find a picture clue that tells you what game pieces you need to be able to play this game. Take a look at the 64 scenes and choose three to investigate more closely. If you were to happen upon each scene in real life, how would […]

NHD-early-america

NHD 2015: Leadership & Legacy Topic Ideas – Early America

Every year National History Day puts together a list of sample topic ideas. TPS-Barat went through that list and selected a subset of those topic ideas to create curated collections highlighting Library of Congress resources. All topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History but the set below focuses on […]

The slaves' dream

Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery (U.S.)

Library slavery collections Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves Caroline Hammond (a fugitive) “I was born in Anne Arundel County near Davidsonville about 3 miles from South River in the year 1844….” The story of Charles Crawley, ex-slave “God […]

Theory Practice Effect

Featured Source: Theory. Practice. Effect.

Use only details from the illustrations and text to determine what the author of this print wanted people to know (view larger image) about these people and their relation to an important historical event. Use evidence from the source to support your conclusions. Now review the bibliographic record from a copy of this source and read the […]

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