Harriet Powers, American folk artist and quilt maker, is born

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Tories, Timid, or True Blue?

MIT’s HyperStudio Lab for Digital Humanities’ investigative experience into decisions faced on the eve of the American Revolution by Boston’s Old North Church congregation in 1775.

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Perseus Digital Library

An extensive collection of maps, texts, translations, commentary, and artifacts of the Classical world and beyond.

Attack on Deerfield

Attack on Deerfield: On February 29, 1704, the sun rose on a chaotic scene in Deerfield, Massachusetts ...

Portrait of Laura Jernegan

Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship

Laura Jernegan, Girl on a Whale Ship: In October 1868, Laura Jernegan, a 6-year-old-girl from Edgartown, Massachusetts, set out on a three-year whaling voyage with her father, mother, and brother.

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National Digital Newspapers Program

National Digital Newspapers Program, a partnership between the NEH and the Library of Congress, and state projects provides enhanced access to United States newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.

Voyages—The Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is the culmination of several decades of independent and collaborative research by scholars drawing upon data in libraries and archives around the Atlantic world.

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Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in 20th-Century Chicago

The exhibit, based on an NEH-funded summer institute at the Newberry Library, focuses on the connection between Chicago's unique urban, economic, and cultural history and its literature. The website contains art, correspondence, poems, and ephemera by Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, and others, with informative essays and full bibliography.

Visual Culture of the American Civil War

Offered through the Social History Project at City University of New York, this special feature of the NEH-funded Picturing History website, contains targeted videos, lectures, and a wealth of visual and textual primary source material on Civil War subjects for the classroom.