Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto

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Women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony born

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What is Chronicling America?

Leadership and Legacy in History: How to Use Chronicling America for National History Day Project 2015

Chronicling America: A Unique Collection of Primary Sources

You may already know about Chronicling America, the long standing partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which provides free access to almost 8 million digitalized pages of America’s Historic Newspapers from 1836–1922. But did you know what unique types of primary source information this collection contains?

Julia Ward Howe composes “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

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Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770–1870

A resource developed from NEH Summer Institutes held at Salem State University that explore early American art and culture. The website assists teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields who wish to incorporate American art into their classrooms. It includes podcasts, unit plans, and print and electronic bibliographies.

What is Chronicling America?

An Introduction to Chronicling America



 

President Lincoln writes letter of condolence to Fanny McCullough

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Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison born

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President Lincoln signs act making West Virginia a state

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Abolitionist John Brown hanged

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