The "Iron Curtain" Speech
Was Winston Churchill's historic speech, "The Sinews of Peace," delivered in March 1946, the beginning of the Cold War? Our Closer Readings blog provides historical context and links to our collection of document-based lesson plans and interactives. Read more »
"Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave and the Slave Narrative”
A memoir that is part of the American literary tradition. Find out what it teaches about the corrupting influence of slavery on American institutions and values and how to analyze slave narratives. Watch for two new lessons on Twelve Years a Slave. Read more »
Women’s History Month
From the American Revolution to the NATO campaign in Afghanistan, women’s experience of war is an important and sometimes overlooked aspect of our nation’s history. Read more »
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-paper” — The “New Woman”
Examine advertisements and other primary source documents to gain an understanding of the roles of American middle-class women in the mid-to-late-1800s. Read more »
Edith Wharton: War Correspondent
As the 100th anniversary of WWI approaches, peer through the eyes of a female war correspondent behind the front lines for her firsthand perceptions of wartime France. Read more »
Take part in the "Rites of Spring in the Nation’s Capital." Tour some of our country’s most cherished sites, revel in the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin, and roll Easter eggs on the White House lawn.
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Vietnam War, protests, and assassinations… Peace signs, love-ins, and psychedelic rock. From the darkest hours to the incredible highs, the year 1968 comes alive in this extraordinary online exhibit. Read more »
Darwin’s Correspondence Project
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Cold War Files: Interpreting History through Documents
The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, including findings from previously inaccessible sources from the former Communist world. Read more »
Women Working 1800–1930
Explore women's impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression in this online research collection from Harvard University. Read More »
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