September 16, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Life on the Farm

What was life on the farm like before large agribusiness operations began to dominate U.S. agricultural production? To get a glimpse into the past, take a look at the Today in History section for August 29, then click the links below to access a cornucopia of primary source treasures. Farming image set Dairy farm image set Pig farm image set Poultry farm image set Farming oral histories Farming related books Farming legislation Farm related sheet music Farm related … [Read more...]

Today in History: Hurricane Katrina

Today in History–August 29–the Library of Congress features Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on this date in 2005 near Buras, Louisiana, and headed north. Two hours later New Orleans' Industrial Canal levee had been breached and within an hour, the neighborhood known as the Lower Ninth Ward was under six-to-eight feet of water. This devastating hurricane caused damage from Texas to Florida, hitting Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama particularly hard. Find out more by visiting the Today … [Read more...]