November 14, 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, 1893Frederick … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Israel

Places in the News: IsraelJanuary 2006 July 2006 May 2008 May 2011 Lebanon / Israel : February 2005 Lebanon / Israel : August 2006 Syria/Israel: January 2000 Syria/Israel: October 2000Israel country studyIsrael country profile BBCIsrael timeline BBCIsrael primary source set World Digital LibraryIsrael mapsThe children of IsraelEgypt Israel peace treatyIsrael image setIsrael sheet musicIsrael song recordingsU.S. veteran oral … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Syria

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Today in History: Yugoslavia

Today in History–October 3–the Library of Congress features Yugoslavia, or the“Land of the South Slavs”, formed on this date in 1929. The kingdom included the regions of Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia. In the early 1990s, most of the countries had declared their independence; the last to become independent nations were Montenegro and Serbia in 2006. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Chile

Chile: Places in the NewsChile country studyCountry profile: Chile BBCChile timeline BBCChile primary source set from the World Digital LibraryChile imagesChile mapsCanción nacional chilena 1901-04-12 song recordingMañana Chilean danceChile literary recordingsChile books and documents (English & Spanish)U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Chile through 1922Service in Chile: U.S. veteran oral historiesForeign Affairs Oral History … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Panama

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World Spotlight: Spain

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World Spotlight: India

India country profile: . . . extensive urbanization and trade appear to have begun in the Indus River Valley around 3000 B.C. with the Harappan civilization. From this period until the termination of British colonial rule in 1947, numerous empires ruled various portions of South Asia, often assimilating a rich array of peoples and each adding its own contribution to an increasingly rich tapestry of cultures, ideas, and technologies. India country profileIndia country studyIndia - Places … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon prior to 1972. It has a long rich history. Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias was the world's first woman prime minister, serving three terms: 1960-65, 1970-77, and 1994-2000.Sri Lanka country studySri Lanka - Places in the News April 2009Sri Lanka timeline BBCSri Lanka mapsU.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sri Lanka)Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Sri LankaBooks, articles and other texts about Sri … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Finland

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