December 17, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Enemy Aliens & Internment During the World Wars

World War IHistorical newspaper coverageEnemy alien historical newspaper coverage 1917-19 German internment historical newspaper coverage 1917-19Political cartoonsStripped! N.Y. Evening World c1917 Showing them up - see the Herald's enemy alien list I April 12, 1917 The Limit New York Herald March 3, 1918 The Breath of the Hun New York Herald March 28, 1918ImagesInternment camp, Fort Douglas Street of internment camp, Fort Douglas Germans being … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Germany

Germany: country profileGermany country studyEast Germany country study"Revisiting the German Democratic Republic" Library of Congress Magazine July/August 2014, pp. 8-9Germany primary source set World Digital LibraryGermany mapsGermany image setBooks & other texts about Germany & Germans 1900-1939German language newspaper published in American through 1922Germany mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History CollectionTrial of the Major War … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Automatic Asteroid Finder

Use details from the illustration to describe what is happening in this image.Do you think there was an automatic asteroid finder in 1873? Do scientists use automatic asteroid finders today? How do you know or how would you find out?Read the article by Ruth S. Freitag linked to below. What did you learn? In what ways di your review of the text change how you "read" this image?This illustration appeared in the September 19, 1873 edition of the Bavarian satirical weekly, Fleignede … [Read more...]

Today in History: Carl Schurz

Today in History–October 29–the Library of Congress features journalist and politician Carl Schurz. On this date in 1855, the recent German immigrant wrote his wife, Margarethe Meyer Schurz, about his hope for their future in America. Exactly five years later Schurz sent his wife another letter, this time from Abraham Lincoln’s presidential campaign trail. Schurz served as a U.S. senator and worked with several presidents, most notably as secretary of the interior under Rutherford B. Hayes. In … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Immigration

Primary source setsImmigration: Challenges for New Americans (includes teacher guide) Mexican American Migrations and Communities (includes teacher guide) Immigration primary source iBook Immigration images Immigrants images The Emigrant's Guide by William Cobbett 1830 Advice and Guide to Emigrants by Patrick O'Kelly 1834 More immigration books & texts Historical newspaper coverage: immigration problem Historical newspaper coverage: immigration benefits … [Read more...]