October 2, 2021

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 18th & 19th Centuries

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 18th & 19th centuries, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Treaty of Paris (1763) Treaty of Paris 1763 Avalon Project Treaty of Paris, 1763 U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian Map Showing Imperial Context in North America before the 1763 Treaty of Paris Map Showing Imperial Context of North America after the 1763 Treaty of Paris … [Read more...]

Today in History: Union Captures Fort Morgan

Today in History–August 23–the Library of Congress features the capture of Fort Morgan, Alabama by the Union navy on this day in 1864. Earlier in the month (August 5), when Admiral David Farragut was warned of mines (referred to as torpedoes) in Mobile Bay, he reportedly replied, "Damn the torpedoes!" and ordered the ship to continue its course. Although the flagship Hartford scraped the mines, none exploded and the rest of the Union fleet was able to follow. The capture of Fort Morgan enabled … [Read more...]

Today in History: Vermont

Today in History–July 9–the Library of Congress features Vermont, which revised its constitution on this day in 1793 and became the first state to prohibit slavery. Learn more about the "Green Mountain" state known for its independent-minded citizens by visiting the Today in History section, then following the links below to access more primary sources. Vermont stories from America’s Library Vermont primary source set with Teacher’s Guide Vermont images "Visitin' 'round at Coolidge … [Read more...]

Today in History: Rock Springs Massacre

Today in History–September 2–the Library of Congress features the Rock Springs massacre, which happened on this day in 1885 when a mob of white coal miners attacked their Chinese co-workers after they refused to participate in a strike for higher wages planned by the American miners. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary sources about China and people of Chinese immigrants to America. Rock Springs massacre overview Rock … [Read more...]