American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
This digital collection integrates over 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau. These resources illustrate many aspects of life and work, including housing, clothing, crafts, transportation, education, and employment. The materials are drawn from the extensive collections of the University of Washington Libraries, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (formerly the Cheney Cowles M
American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936
This collection consists of approximately 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. Produced between 1891 and 1936 by a group of American botanists generally regarded as one of the most influential in the development of modern ecological studies, these photographs provide an overview of important representative natural landscapes across the nation. They demonst
America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
This site provides song sheets (lyrics without music) for 4000 songs that were popular before the advent of the phonograph and radio. During this time (1850 - 1870), song sheets were the way that many Americans learned the latest songs.
African-American Sheet Arts, 1850-1920
This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Numerous titles are associated with the novel and the play Uncle Tom's Cabin. Civil War period music includes songs about African-American soldiers and the plight of the newly emancipated slave. Post-Civil War music reflects the problems of
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907
This site presents a review of African-American history and culture as seen through the practice of pamphleteering. The site includes sermons on racial pride and essays on segregation, voting rights, and violence against African-Americans.
Poems of Early Indiana in Abraham Lincoln’s Own Words
This lesson plan relates to Indiana history at fourth grade and the Lincolns as a typical pioneer family in the beginnings of the early statehood time. The students will study Lincoln's “Word Choice” and the facts and emotions he expresses in his poems, My Childhood's Home and The Bear Hunt.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
This site includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.
American Memory: North Carolina educator's guide
Each month during 2007, LEARN NC will feature an in-depth look at one aspect of the Library of Congress' American Memory with a special focus on North Carolina materials.
George Soros: The Bubble of American Supremacy
This event took place on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley. George Soros is a financier, philanthropist, author, and founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute. He will be joined on stage for a conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, to discuss the bubble phenomenon as it relates to the United States' notion of self-supremacy in the world. For more information, visit the Graduate School of Journalism's event website. Sp
Discover Cal - UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureates: Energy Self-Sufficiency in the 21st Century
Spring 2007 Lecture Series Northern California Kickoff Event UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureates: Energy Self-Sufficiency in the 21st Century Speakers for this Lecture - Steven Chu, Physics, 1997 - Donald A. Glaser, Physics, 1960 - Yuan T. Lee, Chemistry, 1986 - Daniel L. McFadden, Economics, 2000 - George F. Smoot, Physics, 2006 - Charles H. Townes, Physics, 1964
Early Childhood Home School Geography
A teacher and home school authority talks about early childhood home school geography. She tells how she teaches geometry to early elementary students and how to form relationships on the map to where they have been personally many other ways to develop geographical literacy.
History of Pennsylvania Energy through the 20th Century
This video defines the sun as the first source of energy in Pennsylvania. Since prehistoric times, energy has defined Pennsylvania's story. Wood fires, lumber, fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, windmills and solar panels have all played a part.
American Muslim Women
Learn about the perceptions and challenges of being a Muslim woman in the U.S., in this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.
"All We Are Seeking Here Is Equal Opportunity": The American G.I. Forum Desegregates a Texas Communi
With the annexation of Texas in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War, Tejanos--Texans of Mexican descent--lost property rights and political power in a society dominated by Anglos. Through discriminatory practices and violent force, Tejanos were kept at the bottom of the new political and socio-cultural order. From 1900-1930, as an influx of immigrants from Mexico came north to meet a growing demand for cheap labor in the developing commercial agriculture industries, Tejanos experienced c
"All That Is Passed Away": A Young Indian Praises U.S. Government Policy in the Late 19th century
Federal officials and reformers regarded education as the linchpin in the government's efforts to Americanize and assimilate Native Americans, which became the dominant federal policy starting in 1887. They placed the greatest stock in off-reservation boarding schools, because they removed Indian youths from their home environment and culture. The U.S. Training and Industrial School founded in 1879 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, was the model for most of these schools. Ellis B. Childers, a
"All Our Problems Stem from the Same Sex Based Myths": Gloria Steinem Delineates American Gender Myt
In the years following the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights to women, the National Woman's Party, the radical wing of the suffrage movement, advocated passage of a constitutional amendment to make discrimination based on gender illegal. The first Congressional hearing on the equal rights amendment (ERA) was held in 1923. Many female reformers opposed the amendment in fear that it would end protective labor and health legislation designed to aid female workers and p
A Year's Wage for Three Peaches: A Black Man Tells of Exploitation in the Late 19th century South
The harsh brutality of race relations in the late nineteenth-century South was sometimes best expressed through small incidents. For William Robinson, the story that best encapsulated his own experience growing up African-American in rural Georgia in the 1880s involved three peaches. He was interviewed by oral historian Charles Hardy in 1983 when Robinson was 103 years old. Apparently, some ninety-five years earlier when he was eight years old, three black boys sneaked into a peach orchard on th
A Woman Recounts Her Twelve Abortions in Turn-of-the-Century New York
In an interview, conducted by oral historian Allyson Knoth for the Feminist History Research Project, Elizabeth Anderson, born in Germany in the late 1880s, described the twelve abortions she endured as a young married woman living in New York City with a husband who refused to use birth control devices such as condoms. Anderson detailed a series of painful and dangerous procedures, including the use of ergot pills, and pricking the cervix with a hat pin. Anderson also suggested that abortion wa
Industrializing American Unit 14
From factories in San Francisco to sweatshops in New York, productivity flourished — fed by waves of immigrants from Asia and Europe. This unit explores how growing urbanism contributed to changing social norms, from the working classes to the elite.
Taming The American West Unit 13
Western settlers’ assumptions of an endless, bountiful frontier were
tested when they moved to the Great Plains and attempted to cultivate the unfamiliar, arid landscape. This experience led to the rise of populist politics, which championed farmers’ and industrial workers’
critique of political and economic powers.