August 21, 2019

World Spotlight: China

China country profile China country study (history, culture, industry, and more) China primary sources from the World Digital Library China maps China books & other texts (1500-1929) China: historical U.S. newspaper coverage China / Chinese: song recordings & oral histories China / Chinese: sheet music China: U.S. veteran's stories China / Chinese films & webcasts Images of China Images of Chinese Chinese flutes (artifact images) U.S. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Liberia

Today in History–July 26–the Library of Congress features Liberia, declared an independent republic on this day in 1847. Formerly a colony of the American Colonization Society—organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa—Joseph Jenkins Roberts was elected the first president of the republic in 1848. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this African nation and its founder. Joseph … [Read more...]

Today in History: Jamaica

Today in History–May 3–the Library of Congress features the island of Jamaica, first spotted by Christopher Columbus on this day in 1494. This Caribbean nation won its independence from Great Britain in 1962 but is still a member of the British commonwealth. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources related to Jamaica. Country Study: Commonwealth of Caribbean Islands, including Jamaica Jamaica profile BBC Jamaica timeline … [Read more...]