"A Severe and Proud Dame She Was": Mary Rowlandson Lives Among the Indians, 1675
Metacom, or King Philip as he was called by the English, led a confederation of Indian groups in 1675 in a military effort to roll back the encroaching English settlements of southern New England. For several months the Indians led raids and secured victories against the English, who found it difficult to combat the Indian style of warfare. Mary Rowlandson, a minister's wife, was captured along with several of her children in one of those raids on the frontier outpost of Lancaster, Massachusetts
A map of servitude.
The back of a Louisiana slave named Gordon, photographed in 1863 after he escaped to the Union forces. Whipping was the most common form of punishment on plantations, and slaveowners and overseers whipped slaves with frightening regularity. Slaves could be whipped for almost any pretext: for "not picking cotton," "or not picking as well as he can," for picking "very trashy cotton," and so forth. One overseer gave twelve lashes to eight women for "hoeing bad corn." While punishments were often wo
Mother Frances X. Cabrini, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of colorized photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (front) Statue: Mother Frances X. Cabrini -- 1850-1917. First canonized American saint. From folder: Brother Joseph Zoettl, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk at Saint Bernard Abbey, began experiments with concrete miniatures early in the 20th century. Abbot Bernard Menges, recognizing the popularity of Bro. Joseph's work, ordered construction of a park on the hillside in front of Saint Be
Flags of Alabama
This image is a color postcard showing the flags that have flown over Alabama during its history. Postcard text: (back) Spanish Flag (1540-1699), French (1699-1763), British (1763-1779), Spanish (1779-1803), U.S. Flag (1803-1861), Republic of Alabama (1861), Stars and Bars Confederate Flag and Confederate Battle Flag (1861-1865), U.S. Flag thereafter.
Mary Martin Hall, Auburn University 2
This image is a black and white photograph showing the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn, Ala.) library. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. This building was renamed Mary Martin Hall for former university librarian Mary Martin and converted to offices and classrooms following the construction of a new, larger library. Handwritten messages (on front and back) addressed to Miss Annie Kennedy, Centerville, Alabama, dated September 8, 1908 and postmarked Sept
Architectural Room, Auburn University
This image is a black and white photograph of an architectural classroom at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Alabama, circa 1910. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Bernice Lowe, Opelika, Ala., postmarked March 27, 1910.
"A Bill of Rights for the Indians": John Collier Envisions an Indian New Deal
John Collier's appointment as Commissioner of Indian Affairs by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933 marked a radical reversal--in intention if not always in effect--in U.S. government policies toward American Indians that dated back to the 1887 Dawes Act. An idealistic social worker, Collier first encountered Indian culture when he visited Taos, New Mexico, in 1920, and found among the Pueblos there what he called a "Red Atlantis"--a model of living that integrated the needs of the individual with the gr
Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence Workbook
This online workbook was developed for use as a companion to the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. It provides recommendations for selecting, evaluating, and producing quality environmental education lesson plans, curricula, and other instructional materials. Key characteristics of the workbook are fairness and accuracy, depth, emphasis on skills, action orientation, instructional soundness, and usability. The workbook is organized in modules so the user can choose to
Woman and young girl
A woman and young girl are posed standing by a banister. The woman is wearing a long sleeve dress that has a lace inset in the bodice. The girl has on a dress with puffed sleeves. There is a large bow in her hair, and she is wearing a necklace.
Children playing in a garden
A group of children are holding hands forming a circle around a column in a formal garden.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
This site shows daily (back to June 16, 1995) a different image or photograph of the universe along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Auburn vs. Kentucky (1957)
"Auburn, with Billy Atkins in the starring role, defeated a stubborn University of Kentucky team 6-0 before 30,000 nerve-wrecked fans as the Plainsmen took their 16th straight triumph in Cliff Hare Stadium. The Wildcats, who entered the game a two touchdown underdog, battled the Tigers to a scoreless first half, which was a manly, leather popping contest. The outcome was very much in doubt until senior full-back, Billy Atkins broke through the Kentucky line, deflected a pitchout by quarterback L
Auburn vs. Furman (1956)
"Still smarting under the humiliation of their own mistakes in the opener, Auburn loosed its fury on Furman and finished with a 41-0 win before an estimated 15,000 in Cliff Hare Stadium. All told, Coach Shug Jordan's forces rolled up 587 yards, 524 of them on the ground, against the South Carolinians. The leading ground gainers were Tommy Lorino with 128 yards, Howell Tubbs with 93, and Jim Walsh with 89. It was a day of long runs with Lorino galloping 34 and Jimmy Cook running 21 for first-half
Auburn vs. Alabama (1956)
"Auburn rode the strong right arm of Howell Tubbs and the flying feet of Bobby Hoppe to a 34-7 triumph over cross-state rival Alabama in the '56 grid finale before 44,000 in Birmingham's Legion Field Stadium. The win was the Tigers' fourth straight of the season and their third crushing victory over the Crimson Tide in as many years Tubbs passed for one TD, ran for another, and accounted for 102 yards on five aerial completions, while Hoppe sped for 112 yards in eight carries and was a constant
Auburn vs. Miami (1954)
"Playing his best eleven men instead of alternating his famous X and Y units, Coach Jordan sent his charges against unbeaten Miami, ranked fourth nationally. After a scoreless first quarter, Miami intercepted a pass and returned it deep into Auburn territory. On fourth down, Garrigus lifted a 19 yard aerial to Tom Pepsin and Miami took the lead, 7.0. The score remained unchanged until midway in the third period. Taking an Auburn punt at their own 11 yard line, the Hurricanes advanced the ball to
Auburn vs. F.S.U. (1954)
"Coach Shug Jordan canned his famous X and Y team, and came up with a combination that served notice of things to come as Auburn got back into the IA in column with a 33-0 victory over the Florida State University Seminoles. Although the Tiger attack seemed sloppy at times, they moved at will, and after the first series of plays F.S.U. never appeared dangerous. From there the Plainsmen went straight home, with Free-man sneaking over half-way in the first period after recovering a fumble. In the
Auburn vs. Alabama (1954)
"The Auburn Tigers managed their first victory over Alabama since 1949 with a convincing 28-0 trouncing of the Crimson Tide. Bobby Freeman closed out his career with a brilliant performance in leading the Auburn attack. He received able assistance from the entire forward wall and the other starting backs Freeman accounted for the first touchdown with 12 seconds remaining in the first quarter, climaxing a 58 yard drive. Childress added the extra point and the men of Shug Jordan led at the half 7-
Auburn vs. Kentucky (1955)
"Fighting and clawing at each other like two wild animals in an arena, the Auburn Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats battled to a 14-14 tie before 34,000 fans in Birmingham. The bright green turf of Legion Field was a place only for men this day, as each team blew alternately hot and cold, making many mistakes, but always giving all it had. In a desperate attempt to pull this one out of the fire, Auburn tried three field goals, but could never succeed in putting the ball through the cross-bars. The ti
Auburn vs. Furman (1955)
"After passing the Big Three test with flying colors, the Tigers returned to Cliff Hare Stadium to do a little home-work against Furman. And those who were there will tell you that Coach Jordan's boys had learned their lessons well, as they trounced the outmanned Purple Hurricane, 52-0. Breathing easily for the first time all season, the Plains-men gained a total of 467 yards, compared to Furman's 22, and held a 22-3 edge in first downs. There were no individual stars for Auburn this time—they
Auburn vs. Florida (1955)
"The scare given Auburn by Chattanooga was forgotten the following weekend when the Tigers whipped highly-rated Florida, 13-0, at Hare Stadium. There were offensive standouts this day, but where Auburn really shined was on defense. Such men as end Jimmy "Red" Phillips and guard Chuck Maxime constantly bottled up the feared Florida passing attack and very effectively stopped the Gators' pride and joy, scat back Jackie Simpson. Little halfback Alton Shell, battling for a starting position, saved t