August 21, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Oxford and amateur photographer but he is better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). Charles Lutwidge Dodgson: A Chronology of His Life The Lewis Carroll Scrapbook 1855-1898 Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll Biography Bio The life and letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C.L. Dodgson) 1899 Historic U.S. newspaper articles mentioning Lewis Carroll Rhyme? and reason? by Louis Carroll 1884 The Lewis … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mark Twain

Today in History–November 30–the Library of Congress features Mark Twain, born on this date in 1835 as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Learn more about this masterful American writer by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more Twain resources. Stories about Mark Twain America's Library The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn web pageturner More books & articles by Mark Twain "A Telephonic Conversation" by Mark Twain p. 14 Library of Congress Magazine … [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. Political Cartoons and Public Debates primary … [Read more...]