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Battle of Gettysburg - American Civil War

Battle of Gettysburg: Lee’s Invasion of the North<p>In May 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had scored a smashing victory …

The 11 biggest marches and protests in American history

On April 22, hundreds of thousands will come out for the Scientists' March on Washington, while many more are expected to protest at the People's Climate March a week later.<p>The efforts will follow local rallies in cities around the country, as well as two large NYC strikes from groups that could be …

Reconstruction Is Finally Getting The Historical Recognition It Deserves

Robert Smalls was among the greatest Americans. His story is finally being told.<p>The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s base in Birmingham, Alabama. A bus station where segregationists attacked Freedom Riders. These civil rights sites of the 1960s, etched in black-and-white images in our memories, are …

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

1. National Archives<p>The National Archives is a fantastic resource. Their website is easy to navigate and includes lots of teacher resources. They …

Genealogy

Best Practices for Writing History on the Web

Tablet Reading. Source: Pabak Sarkar, Flickr Commons<p><i>By Sean Kheraj</i><p>As more of our reading moves from print to screens, learning how to write on the …

The Private Jefferson

There’s a surprising show at Virginia’s Historical Society this month – one that will interest fans of Thomas Jefferson. It features aspects of his …

Thomas Jefferson

Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania

Book review: Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania by Patrick Spero (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). [BUY NOW ON …