July 19, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

Today in History: Alexander Hamilton background information & select primary sources Alexander Hamilton Papers Library of Congress Blog August 29, 2017 Alexander Hamilton Papers collection Alexander Hamilton image set Alexander Hamilton items in the Creating the United States online exhibition Report of the Committee of Detail with annotations by Alexander Hamilton Report of the Committee of Style with annotations by Alexander Hamilton A Champion to Challenge Alexander … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

April certainly is not the cruelest month if you're looking for poetry resources from the Library of Congress. LOC.gov has loads of treasures to choose from. Teaching resources Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry Library collections with significant poetry-related content PSN poet primary source collections Sherwood Anderson Gwendolyn Brooks Billy Collins Emily Dickinson Paul Laurence Dunbar Ralph Waldo Emerson Robert Frost Langston Hughes James … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Federalist Papers

Today in History–October 27–the Library of Congress features the Federalist Papers, the first of which was published on this day in 1787. This series of essays, 85 in all, were published in newspapers under the name of Publius but were actually written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Their purpose, in essence, was to argue for the necessity of checks and balances in the new government. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and accessing the resources linked to … [Read more...]

Today in History: Hamilton & Burr Duel

Today in History–July 11–the Library of Congress features the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that took place on this date in 1804 and resulted in the death of Hamilton. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to learn more about these two men and the once-legal practice of dueling. The Burr and Hamilton duel, 11 July, 1804, at Weehawken, N.J. print Transcripts of Hamilton's correspondence with Aaron Burr and an account of the duel by … [Read more...]