Making of America aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. New Additions: We have recently added a new feature, subject browsing. 99 more volumes focusing on New York City were added to MoA in June 2007. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century. hide introductory video next Old Atlas, New Functionality Georectified Maps Most maps in the atlas have been georectified, warped so that they can be placed consistently on top of a digital map. Navigating the Atlas For most maps in the atlas click on georectified ⇆ plate to toggle back and forth between views of the georectified maps and how they look in the printed atlas. There are lots of maps in the Atlas.
Naval History and Heritage Command List of numbered documents of the United States Department of War From 1896 to 1929, the United States Department of War gave their publications a successive number, like other departments including the Department of Agriculture and Department of the Treasury. They were mostly (drill) regulations and other field manuals (as they were later called, when the War Department adopted the FM Field Manual numbering), but also collections of military laws or descriptions of countries of military interest and campaigns or battles. Only a few Technical Manuals (TM's) (as they were later called) are included in this series. §List §See also United States War Department Forms §References
Feeding America Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project The Project The Feeding America project has created an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The digital archive includes page images of 76 cookbooks from the MSU Library's collection as well as searchable full-text transcriptions. This site also features a glossary of cookery terms and multidimensional images of antique cooking implements from the collections of the MSU Museum. The Feeding America online collection hopes to highlight an important part of America's cultural heritage for teachers, students, researchers investigating American social history, professional chefs, and lifelong learners of all ages. Feeding America was made possible with funds from a 2001 IMLS National Leadership Grant. To learn more Information about the project please select one of the following: Top of the Page
American History Military History - Warfare through the Ages - Battles and Conflicts - Weapons of War - Military Leaders in History United States Department of War The United States Department of War, also called the War Department (and occasionally War Office in the early years), was the United States Cabinet department originally responsible for the operation and maintenance of the United States Army. The War Department also bore responsibility for naval affairs until the establishment of the Navy Department in 1798 and for most land-based air forces until the creation of the Department of the Air Force in 1947. The Secretary of War headed the war department throughout its existence. The War Department existed from 1789 until September 18, 1947, when it split into Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force and joined the Department of the Navy as part of the new joint National Military Establishment (NME), renamed the United States Department of Defense in 1949. The Secretary of War, a civilian with such responsibilities as finance and purchases and a minor role in directing military affairs, headed the War Department. §History
National Jukebox LOC.gov WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language. Read the disclaimer Now Playing... Elk's reunion march Le parlate d'amor El teléfono a larga distancia At the jazz band ball Everybody's jazzin' it Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! View This Playlist 1919 Victrola Book of the Opera Stories of the operas with illustrations and descriptions of Victor opera records. More about Victrola Book of the Opera News The National Jukebox debuts featuring more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925. Imagine your computer as a new Gramophone purchased for family and friends to enjoy in your home parlor. Victor Advertisements The success of the Victor Talking Machine Company is often attributed to its aggressive and comprehensive print advertising campaigns. Coming Soon to the National Jukebox New recordings are added to the Jukebox periodically.
The Student as Historian: An Interactive TAH Webinar The life & age of woman. Stages of woman's life from the cradle to the grave  I think that this was a great learning experience. I just wrapped up two webinars with teachers participating in a Teaching American History (TAH) Grant workshop hosted at Davis School District, Utah. For information on my webinar services click here. I was in Portland Oregon - they were in Salt Lake City, but through the wonders of technology (I used WebEx videoconferencing along with a web-based LearningCatalytics response system) we were able to interact. The right documents. Download my slide deck for strategies, resources, lessons and links to great websites. This webinar was very informative, and motivates me to want to change the way I teach students. A special hat tip to Jon Hyatt, Teaching American History Grant Director at Davis School District. Image credit Kelloggs & Comstock--The life & age of woman [between 1848 and 1850] Library of Congress Trackback URL
Military History Military History Letter From Military History - May 2014 Stephen Harding | Published: February 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm The eyewitness accounts and images from wars past offer insight into the the hows and whys of human conflict. Military History - May 2014 - Letters From Readers Published: February 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm War and Healing [Re. Mark I Lewis Gun: The Allies' Mobile Equalizer Jon Guttman | Published: February 27, 2014 at 10:56 am Designed by Americans and introduced by the British, the Lewis proved the most reliable and versatile Allied light machine gun of World War I. Interview With Arlington National Cemetery's Patrick Hallinan Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future. 10 of History’s Worst Weapons Stephan Wilkinson | Published: February 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm Book Review: The Burning Shore, by Ed Offley Bloody Stalemate at Fort Erie, 1814
Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (Record Group 165) 1860-1952 (bulk 1888-1948) Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents Top of Page 165.1 Administrative History Established: General Staff, in the War Department, effective August 15, 1903, by an act of February 14, 1903 (32 Stat. 830), replacing the Provisional General Staff and the Headquarters of the Army. Predecessor Agencies: In the War Department:Headquarters of the Army (1821-1903)Provisional General Staff (1903)Functions: Prepared plans for national defense and wartime mobilization. Abolished: By the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 495), July 26, 1947, which abolished the War Department and replaced it with a Department of the Army in the National Military Establishment, later the Department of Defense. Successor Agencies: General and Special Staffs, United States Army (1947-50); Army Staff (1950- ). Finding Aids: Harry W. Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified. Microfilm Publications: M995.
In Canada, First Nation Community Declares State Of Emergency Over Suicide Attempts The isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat — shown several years ago, in a photo by the Toronto Star — struggled all winter with a high rate of suicide attempts. Spencer Wynn/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Wynn/Toronto Star via Getty Images The isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat — shown several years ago, in a photo by the Toronto Star — struggled all winter with a high rate of suicide attempts. Spencer Wynn/Toronto Star via Getty Images The leaders of the Attawapiskat First Nation, an isolated Cree community in northern Ontario, Canada, have declared a state of emergency over a series of suicide attempts. The CBC reports that about 2,000 people live in the community. That comes after 28 suicide attempts in March, the Canadian news service reports: "Including Saturday's spate of suicide attempts, a total of 101 people of all ages have tried to kill themselves since September, Shisheesh said, with one person dying.
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