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Chris Brown and Jason Deitch discuss the NEH-funded project "War Ink," which collaborates with veterans and libraries to tell the stories of veterans' tattoo art.

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Celebrating the day the United States Constitution was signed, on September 17, 1787, and sent to the individual states for debate and ratification.

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Dana Williams, Howard University English Department Chair and professor of African American literature, discusses the writing and editing process.

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In this "Ask an NEH Expert" interview, Margaret Hughes, Associate Director for Education at Historic Hudson Valley, discusses crafting an argument and working with primary sources to support your…

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Slave Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database is an NEH-funded digital humanities project that represents decades of careful research and documentation. Scholars worked to collect…

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Learn about the history of slavery in the colonial north with this interactive documentary from Historic Hudson Valley, funded in part by the NEH.

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Listen to artists and critics reflect on the blues and its relationship to American and African culture and music.

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Afropop Worldwide discusses the music and legacy of Nigerian artist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a founder of the Afrobeat music style. Fela was known for his non-conformist style, both musically and in…

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Even though Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for over a century, confusion persists about its legal status and that of the U.S. citizens that live on the island. And with reason:…

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In this episode of BackStory, hosts Brian Balogh and Lizzie Peabody investigate an explosive history: the use of dynamite in the United States.

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Meanings of, and access to, U.S. citizenship have changed over time. In this episode of BackStory, learn more about how citizenship has been expanded, limited, challenged, and revoked in…

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Learn about an eclectic assortment of culinary traditions in this episode of BackStory, funded in part by the NEH.

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In this episode of BackStory, listen to a compilation of some of the show's coverage of Black history, created in honor of Black History Month.

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Though Albert Bierstadt and Richard Diebenkorn created these paintings almost 100 years apart, they create a similar sensation of pilgrimage and uplift. Both painted scenes from the West Coast and…

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Learn more about N.C. Wyeth's cover illustration for The Last of the Mohicans and Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Freedom of Speech" in this Picturing America video.

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Learn about the changing styles of silver teapots in the United States, from the colonial period to the 20th century.

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Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge and two artistic representations of it in this video from Picturing America.

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Study Thomas Hart Benton's "The Sources of Country Music" and George Bingham's "The County Election," analyzing their representation of American democracy and public life.

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Learn about one of New York City's iconic skyscrapers with this video from Picturing America.

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Learn about Childe Hassam's painting supporting the entry of the United States into World War I.

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Learn about Edward Hopper's painting "House by the Railroad" with Picturing America.

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Learn about artistic representations of Native people created by both Native and non-Native artists.

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Learn about the history and preservation of this Spanish colonial mission in San Antonio, TX.

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Dorothea Lange's photograph of a migrant woman in Nipomo, California has become one of the most iconic and easily-recognizable images of the Great Depression. Learn more about the photograph, and…

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Learn about the different traditions that have shaped American quiltmaking in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Reflect on the relationship between the natural and built environments with works by Charles Sheeler and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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The Civil War was a devastating conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people died, and those veterans that survived the war faced the prospect of returning to "normal life." Augustus Saint-Gauden's "…

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This NEH-supported interview with Ernie LaPointe, great-grandson of Sitting Bull and author of Sitting Bull: His Life and Legacy, and Cedric Good House, discusses the Lakota leader's life…

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By investigating the lives and events recorded in newspapers, official documents, and personal correspondence from this collection, students will immerse themselves in the past and discover the…

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This episode of BackStory recounts the turbulent history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Each segment below contains a clip from the podcast as well as a set of comprehension questions to…