September 20, 2018

Today in History: County and State Fairs

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features county and state fairs, many of which are held around this date. County and state fairs feature entertainment as well as showcase the agricultural industry and rural lifestyles. Learn more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources & more.County and State Fairs from America's LibraryCounty fair imagesA rube couple at a county fair 1904 filmCounty fair audio … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: U.S. History Late 19th Century

These curated resource lists coincide with the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1924 unless otherwise noted.The Burlingame Treaty and Chinese ExclusionCalifornia protest against ill-treatment of the Chinese 1885 broadside Chinese Exclusion Act: primary documents in American … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: U.S. History Prior to 1800

These curated resource lists coincide with the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1924 unless otherwise noted.Conflict in Salem: The Witchcraft TrialsToday in History: Salem Witch Trials background, primary sources, more resources Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive University of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: George Washington Carver & Tuskegee Institute

From America's Library: Born: About 1864 (exact date is unknown) Died: January 5, 1943George Washington Carver was born a slave in Diamond Grove, Missouri, around 1864. He is one of the nation's most famous agricultural scientists. He is best known for his research on peanuts and his commitment to helping poor Southern African American farmers.Carver worked at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama for most of his adult life. In 1943, soon after Carver's death, President Franklin D. Roosevelt … [Read more...]