October 17, 2018

World Spotlight: Cambodia

Cambodia primary source set World Digital LibraryCambodia mapsForeign Affairs oral histories mentioning CambodiaHistoric U.S. newspaper coverage of Cambodia (through 1922)"A Cambodian Ceremony" Scribners Monthly, an illustrated magazine for the people Volume 9, Issue 1, November 1874"The Cambodian House" Manufacturer and Builder Volume 19, Issue 5, May 1887Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective 2009 webcastU.S. legislation related to CambodiaGuide to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Protest & Reform Primary Source Set

Have students use the primary sources in this set to tell a story about protest and reform in the United States. (For background information, check the bibliographic records for dates then review the relevant sections of the American Memory timeline.) Related primary source collections highlighted on the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus are linked to below. The story may be in digital or print form. It could be nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or even a song. Click on each thumbnail image below to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Postwar United States (1945-1968) Primary Source Set

Have students use the primary sources in this set to tell a story about the period 1945-1968. The wartime economy led to new economic prosperity for the United States and expanded opportunities for many, but certainly not all its citizens. As a result, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and American women took up the fight for civil rights and equality. This was also the era that spawned the Cold War. The story about era featuring the best of times and worst of times may be in digital or … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: China

China country profileChina country study (history, culture, industry, and more)China primary sources from the World Digital LibraryChina mapsChina books & other texts (1500-1929)China: historical U.S. newspaper coverageChina / Chinese: song recordings & oral historiesChina / Chinese: sheet musicChina: U.S. veteran's storiesChina / Chinese films & webcastsImages of ChinaImages of ChineseChinese flutes (artifact images)U.S. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Richard Nixon Visits China

Today in History–February 21–the Library of Congress features Richard Nixon, who began an eight-day visit to China on this day in 1972. President Nixon was the first U.S. president to visit the People's Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Find out a bit more about U.S.-Chinese relations by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources to gain some interesting perspectives on the 37th president of the United States who resigned from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Political Debates

Today in History–October 21–the Library of Congress features political debates, highlighting the final round of the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate which was televised on this day in 1960. Learn more about these "Great Debates", the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the role of radio in presidential debates and addresses of the 1920s and 1930s by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources.The Debates in the Several State Conventions … [Read more...]