April 20, 2019

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Race, Ethnicity Rights, Justice

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted. Anti-Lynching Anti-Lynching historic newspaper coverage Primary Source Spotlight: Lynching Recognition of Jean Baptiste … [Read more...]

Today in History: Maryland

Today in History–March 25–the Library of Congress features Maryland. On this date the state celebrates the 1634 arrival of the first colonists to the land chartered to Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore. One of the original 13 colonies, today Maryland is known as the "free" state. Learn more about this state on the Eastern seaboard by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to thousands of primary sources related to Maryland. Maryland stories from America’s … [Read more...]

Today in History: Kansas

Today in History–January 29–the Library of Congress features Kansas, which entered the Union as a free state on this day in 1861. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about the culture and history of the “Sunflower state” through the review of primary sources. Kansas stories from America’s Library Kansas primary source set Kansas maps Kansas books & articles Kansas historical newspapers Magazine articles related … [Read more...]