December 19, 2018

NHD 2019: U.S. History Early to Mid 19th Century

The Missouri Compromise: Unable to Hold Off the Tragedy of the Civil War Speech of Mr. Van Dyke, on the amendment offered to a bill for the admission of Missouri into the Union, prescribing the restriction of slavery as an irrevocable principle of the state constitution 1820 More Missouri compromise primary sources & background Related resources Timely Connections: Slavery & Compromise Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.) Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery … [Read more...]

Today in History: Gertrude Stein

Today in History–July 27–the Library of Congress features avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein, who died on this day in 1947. Stein was also an astute collector of fine art and well known for entertaining the artists she favored. Find out more by visiting the Today in History. For more insight into her character, take a look at the resources below Gertrude Stein portraits Historic newspaper articles mentioning Stein Tender buttons : objects, food, rooms by Gertrude Stein Writer primary … [Read more...]