April 22, 2018

Today in History: Haiti

Today in History–January 2–the Library of Congress features Haiti. On this date in 1893 Frederick Douglass, who once served as U.S. minister to this caribbean country, delivered an address at the dedication of the Haitian Pavilion at the World’s Columbian Exposition. Learn more Douglass' speech and the country by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary and secondary sources. Lecture on Haiti, Frederick Douglass, January 2, 1893 Frederick … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: China

China country profile China country study (history, culture, industry, and more) China primary sources from the World Digital Library China maps China books & other texts (1500-1929) China: historical U.S. newspaper coverage China / Chinese: song recordings & oral histories China / Chinese: sheet music China: U.S. veteran's stories China / Chinese films & webcasts Images of China Images of Chinese Chinese flutes (artifact images) U.S. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Nicaragua

Today in History–January 2–the Library of Congress features the central American country of Nicaragua. On this date in 1933 the United States Marine Corps withdrew from Nicaragua after maintaining a presence there for more than 20 years. Learn some more about this U.S.-Nicaraguan connection by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources. Nicaragua country study (history, culture, industry, and more) Nicaragua country profile … [Read more...]

Today in History: Burma / Myanmar

Today in History–January 4–the Library of Congress features Burma (Myanmar), which gained independence on this date in 1948. Learn some more about this Asian country by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources. Burma (Myanmar) maps Contemporary U.S. legislation related to Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) books Burma historical newspaper coverage Burma (Myanmar) historical images Myanmar primary source set from the World … [Read more...]

Today in History: Panama Canal

Today in History–September 7–the Library of Congress features the Panama Canal. On this date in 1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian Chief of Government Omar Torrijos signed the Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Treaty, which officially authorized the transfer of the canal's authority from the United States to the Panama Canal Authority on December 31, 1999. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section and reviewing the Panama Canal timeline below. Then click the links … [Read more...]

Today in History: Siam / Thailand

performed by the American QuartetToday in History–June 24–the Library of Congress features Siam, now Thailand. On this day in 1932 a coup brought 700 years of absolute rule under a series of Siamese kings to an end. Visit the Today in History section to get more historical tidbits about the history of the monarchy and the World's Transportation Commission, which visited in 1898 to explore possibilities of promoting American trade. Then follow the links below to access more Thailand … [Read more...]