March 26, 2017

Today in History: Billy the Kid

Today in History–April 28–the Library of Congress features Billy the Kid, who killed two guards while making his escape from a New Mexico jail on this date in 1881. But was he a folk villain or hero? Find out more by visiting the Today in History April 28 section, then follow the primary source trail to uncover more perspectives on this infamous Wild West character. Billy the Kid Escaped from Jail from America's Library Young Gun Library of Congress blog April 20, 2015 The Authentic … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Immigration

Primary source sets Immigration Challenges for New Americans includes teacher's guide Mexican American Migrations and Communities includes teacher's guide Primary Source Learning: Immigration Primary Source Set telling the story of immigration to the United States with primary sources Primary source lesson plans The American West: Images of Its People Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local The Immigrant Experience: Down the Rabbit Hole Immigration History … [Read more...]

Today in History: Discovery of Kiska Island, Alaska

Today in History–October 25–the Library of Congress features the discovery of Kiska Island, Alaska on this day in 1752. Learn more about the final voyage of the navigator and explorer Captain-Commander Vitus Jonassen Bering by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more singular primary sources related to Kiska Island and Alaska. Bering, Chirikov, and Gvozdev The Russian Discovery of Alaska Kiska Island image set Veteran oral histories: Kiska Island … [Read more...]