June 25, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Life on the Farm

What was life on the farm like before large agribusness 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 (you'll need to scroll down to access the second topic), then click the links below to access a cornucopia of primary source treasures. Farming image set More farming images from American Memory Dairy farm image set More dairy farm images from American Memory Farming oral … [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...]