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Primary Sources: Workshops in American History Workshop 1. The Virginia Company: America's Corporate Beginnings with Pauline Maier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology How can primary sources illuminate historical events? This workshop tells the story of Jamestown, a less-than-successful example of America's capitalist beginnings and a colony as a business operation. Coordinated with A Biography of America program 2: English Settlement. Workshop 2. This workshop explores the power and importance of America's first "best-seller." Coordinated with A Biography of America program 4: The Coming of Independence. Workshop 3. In the earliest days of American industry, the Boston Manufacturing Company created an innovative, single-location manufacturing enterprise at Lowell that depended on the recruitment of female mill workers. Coordinated with A Biography of America program 7: The Rise of Capitalism. Workshop 4. This workshop examines the role of the enslaved in bringing about the end of slavery in the United States. Workshop 5.

Digital Collections & Programs Historic Newspapers Enhanced access to America's historic newspapers through the Chronicling America project. Historic Sound Recordings The National Jukebox features over 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Co. between 1900 and 1925. Performing Arts Collections, articles and special presentations on music, theater and dance materials from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Prints and Photographs Catalog of about half of the Library's pictorial holdings with over 1 million digital images. Veterans History Project Experience first-person stories of wartime service through personal artifacts, audio and video interviews.

The University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections : Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive Mississippi was a focal point in the struggle for civil rights in America, and Hattiesburg, home of The University of Southern Mississippi, had the largest and most successful Freedom Summer project in 1964. The civil rights materials collected at the University document a local history with truly national significance. The Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive includes a selection of digitized photographs, letters, diaries, and other documents. Oral history transcripts are also available, as well as finding aids for manuscript collections. Choose from one of the following options: Keyword Search: Browse Digitized Civil Rights Items View Civil Rights Finding Aids

Stories of the Civil War in Georgia Some of the most interesting and insightful accounts of the Civil War come not from the history books, but from the personal stories of the people who were there and whose lives were directly affected by the war. This section features diary excerpts from a ten year old girl, letters from a young Georgia soldier to his mother, and biographical highlights of a former slave who built a legacy that remains strong over 150 years later. In the coming months we will be adding additional stories so viewers can learn about the Civil War from a broad variety of perspectives, including soldiers, civilians, women, children, slaves, former slaves and others.

E-books from the Cleveland Memory Project Alexis, Olivier Hart Crane in Akron and Cleveland 1919-1923: Ohio Roads and Bridges to The Bridge, 2007 "It is the 1920's. A young poet stands on a bridge at midnight. Barrow, William C. The Euclid Heights Allotment was a late nineteenth predecessor to the Van Sweringen brothers' Shaker Heights development, anticipating many of the themes of its more famous successor. Bellamy, John Stark II By the Neck Until Dead: A History of Hangings in Cuyahoga County, 2000 A Cleveland Memory exclusive! Bluestone, Daniel M. "As part of the Office of Archeology and Historic preservation, Department of Interior, the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documents historic engineering and industrial sites throughout the Nation. Boberg, Alice Grabowski, John J. "Courageous, proud and daring, the Poles are like the eagle that has served as their national emblem since the twelfth century. Boyle, John J. Bridges of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County 1918 Condon, George E. Griffin, Burt W. Burt W.

What Middletown Read - Home "What Middletown Read" is a database and search engine built upon the circulation records of the Muncie (Indiana) Public Library from November 5, 1891 through December 3, 1902. It documents every book that every library patron borrowed during that period, with the exception of one gap from May 28, 1892 to November 5, 1894. For more details, follow the links below. This project is the result of a collaborative effort between the Muncie Public Library , the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University, and Ball State University Libraries. It is made possible through the financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities , the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation , and the following units at Ball State University: the Office of the Provost , the College of Sciences and Humanities , the Honors College , the English Department , and the History Department. For news on current research efforts and project updates, please see the What Middletown Read blog .

Southern Voices: Texts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (American Memory, Library of Congress) Search by Keyword | Browse the Subject Index | Author Index | Title Index (for both collections) These two collections from the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill each won an award in the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library competition. First-Person Narratives of the American South includes the diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and narratives not only of prominent individuals, but also of relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans. The Church in the Southern Black Community traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life. The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.

Georgia Civil War Audio Tours - Overview Experience a first-hand glimpse at history as you hear the backstories of some of the most memorable, iconic moments in Civil War history. Listen closely to the audio tour as history is unfolded — with danger, exhilaration and excitement — right before your ears. Hear about Union General Wilson’s raid through Alabama and western Georgia that led to the capture of the last Confederate fort and tested LaGrange’s all-female militia. Get Started Listen to true accounts of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ escape path through Georgia as he tried to evade capture after the war. Get Started Follow Union forces as they cut a destructive swath across Georgia in 1864 and carry out Gen. Get Started Retrace soliders' steps along the I-75 corridor as they battle to claim their ultimate prize: Atlanta, the transportation and manufacturing hub of the Deep South. Get Started Get Started Get Started

New Georgia Encyclopedia: Black Legislators during Reconstruction Turner came to Georgia from Washington, D.C., in 1865 to win black congregations to the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). He was the most successful black politician in organizing the black Republican vote and attracted other ministers into politics. He was a delegate to the Georgia constitutional convention of 1867 and was elected to two terms in the Georgia legislature, beginning in 1868. Campbell, a native of New Jersey, was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. In 1864 he was appointed an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau on the Georgia Sea Islands. Born in South Carolina, Bradley was a shoemaker in Augusta. The church, with the enthusiastic support of black women, was the center of African American political activity. In September 1868 the legislature, dominated by Republicans, expelled its African American members. Conservatives used terror, intimidation, and the Ku Klux Klan to "redeem" the state.

Foreign Language Press Survey Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All For highlights from the collection, see the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South Image Sampler. Noted architectural photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) [see her Biographical Overview and Chronology] created a systematic record of early American buildings and gardens called the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (CSAS). This collection, created primarily in the 1930s, provides more than 7,100 images showing an estimated 1,700 structures and sites in rural and urban areas of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, and to a lesser extent Florida, Mississippi, and West Virginia. Johnston’s interest in both vernacular and high style structures resulted in vivid portrayals of the exteriors and interiors of houses, mills, and churches as well as mansions, plantations, and outbuildings.

"An Act to Establish and Regulate the Domestic Relations of Persons of Color..." or the Black Codes of South Carolina, December 1865 "An Act to Establish and Regulate the Domestic Relations of Persons of Color..." or the Black Codes of South Carolina, December 1865 Printable PDF Version (Manuscript) Printable PDF Version (Printed Statutes) Additional Flash Versions Document Description: At the end of the Civil War, South Carolina’s legislature drafted a new constitution in December 1865. The federal government rejected South Carolina’s Constitution of 1865, and because of this, a turnover occurred within South Carolina’s state government. The Constitution of 1865 enacted strict legislation regarding the actions of black citizens in South Carolina, and the Black Codes offer a foreshadowing to the Jim Crow era. Citation: Constitutional Convention (1865). The Statutes at Large of South Carolina Vol. Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards: Standard 5-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of Reconstruction and its impact on racial relations in the United States. Related Documents Additional Flash Versions:

North American Indian Photographs (Newberry Library) : Home Collection Description This selection of photographs of Midwestern Indian tribes—Menominee, Ojibwa, Winnebago, Santee, Yankton, and Yantonai—is derived from a much larger collection of over 6,000 images of North American Indians in the Newberry Library's world-renowned Edward E. Ayer Collection. In collecting contemporary 19th and early 20th century photographs, Ayer sought to document Indian experience during his own lifetime. The images he assembled, mainly posed studio portraits together with some outdoor and candid scenes, provide an invaluable visual record of away of life that was rapidly changing. This digital project attempts to preserve the documentary evidence inherent in each photograph. The project was funded by an award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Newberry Library. If you have further questions, feel free to contact a Reference Librarian ( or call the Library's Reference Desk at (312) 255-3506.

Forward Together: SC in WWI