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Making of America

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. Mellon Foundation. 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.

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Making the History of 1989 The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe IntroductoryEssay Sets the scene for the events of 1989 and explains their significance in world history. PrimarySources Over 300 primary sources, including government documents, images, videos, and artifacts with introductory notes. ScholarInterviews Four scholars focus on the history & events surrounding 1989 through primary sources. Teaching 'The Great Gatsby' With The New York Times Update | April 25, 2013 We now have an all-new version of this post, updated for the new movie with teaching ideas as well as both the resources below and many new ones. Find it here. A few years ago, Adam Cohen noted on the Opinion page that Jay Gatsby was at the top of a list of the 100 best fictional characters since 1900. He went on to discuss how and why Gatsby – the “cynical idealist, who embodies America in all its messy glory” – is still relevant, perhaps more than ever. Do your students still relate to Gatsby? Do they recognize America and themselves in his drive for self-improvement, his penchant for self-invention, his devotion to self-discipline?

a Program of the National Park Service NEW! Arthurdale: A New Deal Community Experiment Explore Arthurdale, West Virginia, and discover a town founded during the Great Depression when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt championed subsistence homestead communities for struggling Americans across the country. In this lesson, learn about the impoverished Appalachian mining town that Arthurdale's homesteaders left and the Progressive-era theories about communal work, school, and rural life they tested at their new home. Gin Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). From its earliest origins in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved over the course of a millennium from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin was developed on the basis of the older Jenever, and became widely popular in Great Britain when William of Orange, leader of the Dutch Republic, occupied the British throne with his wife Mary. Today, the gin category is one of the most popular and widely distributed range of spirits, and is represented by products of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles that all revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.[1][2] Etymology[edit] The name gin is derived from genièvre (French), jenever (Dutch), and ginepro (Italian), all of which mean "juniper".

Multiple Perspectives of the War Elementary One Class Period Program Segments June 1812 Declaration of War (6 minutes) Summer 1812 The Americans Invade (18 ½ minutes)September 1813 The Americans Invade Canada – Again (7 ½ minutes)Winter 1814 New Orleans (7 minutes)1815 Peace (4 minutes) Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, With 12 Topical Essays, 250 Images, 350 Text Documents, 13 Songs, 13 Maps, a Timeline, and a Glossary. Explore Browse Search About This Site Teaching

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events, 1620-1920 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 This timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online.

Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world. These little cuties are 50% Triangles, 50% Squares, and 100% slightly shapist. But only slightly!

Searchable repository of monographs, journals, imprints from 1840- 1900. by nda_librarian Apr 30

"Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily 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 book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints." by feillet Feb 20

Making of America (MOA) represents a major collaborative endeavor to preserve and make accessible through digital technology a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MOA seeks to involve research institutions and national consortia to develop common protocols and consensus for the selection, conversion, storage, retrieval, and use of digitized materials on a large, distributed scale. by feillet Oct 12

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