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Pompeii and the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

Use this feature to understand the lives of people in Southern Italy before, during, and after the famous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE, as well as learn how it inspired Neoclassicism.

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Sophocles, Socrates, and the Greek Polis

This feature guides students through Ancient Greek civics as told by philosopher Socrates and playwright Sophocles.

An American flag draped over the Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks

The September 11 Digital Archive

The September 11 Digital Archive presents the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images.

Thomas Nast, “Father of the American cartoon,” born

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Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

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PBS: "Death and the Civil War"

On the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the single bloodiest battle on American soil, this PBS film examines how the unprecedented carnage changed  American attitudes towards death

 

 

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Emancipation Nation

File:Battle of Antietam.png, WikimediaOn September 17, 1862, Union and Confederate troops squared off at Antietam Creek in the first major battle of the Civil War on Northern soil. By sunset, almost 23,000 men lay dead or wounded but the Union had won a desperately needed strategic victory.

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Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.

New Mexico Centennial Online Atlas of Historic Maps

Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.

General Stonewall Jackson dying at the Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863

Encyclopedia Virginia: Second Manassas Campaign

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Second Manassas Campaign of the Civil War. Waged August 13 – September 3, 1862, the battle was an important Confederate victory for General Robert E. Lee and his deputy, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.