October 19, 2018

NHD 2019: World History Before the 20th Century

Athens, Sparta, and the Battle of MarathonHistory of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus 1875 History of Persia: Battle of Marathon History of Greece Volume 5 .pdf file (use find function to find mentions of Marathon) H.Res.1704 - Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon 111th Congress (2009-2010) Athens primary sources & other resources Sparta primary sources & other resourcesSaladin: Military Triumph During the Crusades … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Jewish Passover

The Jewish passover of 1858 Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1858 April 10American Colony (Jerusalem) Passover photos early 20th centuryMore Passover photosJewish Passover historical newspaper coverageSiddur: Jewish holy day prayer bookHagadat Pesaḥ ha-ḥadashah = The new Passover Haggadah 2006 bookHagadat MoriyahThe Moriah Haggadah English translation and explanation of imagesHaggadah shel Pesah (Passover Haggadah) curator noteJoel ben Simeon & the … [Read more...]

Today in History: Happy Hanukkah

Today in History–December 15–the Library of Congress features Hanukkah. On this date in 1979 President Jimmy Carter participated in the first National Menorah Lighting. Also known as the Feast or Festival of Lights, Hanukkah reflects the story of a one-day supply of oil at the temple miraculously burning for eight days. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for related resources.Happy Hanukkah from the Poetry and Literature CenterAmerican … [Read more...]

Today in History: Religious Freedom

Today in History–August 17–the Library of Congress features a letter dated August 17, 1790 that George Washington penned to Moses Seixas, a prominent Jewish leader in Rhode Island, that articulated Washington’s belief in religious freedom and the first presidential affirmation of the free and equal status of Jewish-American citizens. "All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class … [Read more...]

Today in History: John Carroll, First Bishop of Baltimore

Today in History–August 15–the Library of Congress features John Carroll, who became the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States on this day in 1790 (click the link to read a contemporary account of the event).  Find out more about Carroll and his role in religion of the period by visiting the Today in History section. Then click the links below to access primary sources related to John Carroll as well as other religion primary sources and teaching resources from the … [Read more...]