July 21, 2017

World Spotlight: Germany

Germany: country profile Germany country study East Germany country study "Revisiting the German Democratic Republic" Library of Congress Magazine July/August 2014, pp. 8-9 Germany primary source set World Digital Library Germany maps Germany image set Books & other texts about Germany & Germans 1900-1939 German language newspaper published in American through 1922 Germany mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection Trial of the Major War … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Automatic Asteroid Finder

Use details from the illustration to describe what is happening in this image. Do you think there was an automatic asteroid finder in 1873? Do scientists use automatic asteroid finders today? How do you know or how would you find out? Read the article by Ruth S. Freitag linked to below. What did you learn? In what ways di your review of the text change how you "read" this image? This illustration appeared in the September 19, 1873 edition of the Bavarian satirical weekly, Fleignede … [Read more...]

Today in History: Carl Schurz

Today in History–October 29–the Library of Congress features journalist and politician Carl Schurz. On this date in 1855, the recent German immigrant wrote his wife, Margarethe Meyer Schurz, about his hope for their future in America. Exactly five years later Schurz sent his wife another letter, this time from Abraham Lincoln’s presidential campaign trail. Schurz served as a U.S. senator and worked with several presidents, most notably as secretary of the interior under Rutherford B. Hayes. In … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Immigration

Primary source sets Immigration: Challenges for New Americans (includes teacher guide) Mexican American Migrations and Communities (includes teacher guide) Immigration primary source iBook Immigration images Immigrants images The Emigrant's Guide by William Cobbett 1830 Advice and Guide to Emigrants by Patrick O'Kelly 1834 More immigration books & texts Historic newspaper coverage: immigration problem Historic newspaper coverage: immigration benefits … [Read more...]