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Lincoln Home National Historic Site: A Place of Growth and Memory recounts the life of our 16th president. See photos of the house in Springfield, Illinois, that Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and family occupied for 17 years. Read news accounts of his...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
New Philadelphia tells the story of the first African American to plat and register a town before the Civil War. Born into slavery in 1777 in South Carolina, Frank McWorter moved to Kentucky with his...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Great Chicago Stories presents historical fiction that illuminates Chicago's past. Listen to (or read) 12 stories about the abolitionist movement; public housing and white flight; labor and the Haymarket...  (Chicago History Museum, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887 showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints, and artifacts relating to the violent 1886 confrontation between Chicago police and labor...  (Library of Congress)
Chicago's Columbus Park: The Prairie Idealized presents the story of Jens Jensen, who immigrated from Denmark to the U.S. in the 1880s, took a job as a Chicago street sweeper, was promoted to gardener, and rose to renown as a...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Chicago's Black Metropolis: Understanding History through a Historic Place is a curriculum-oriented site concentrating on the area, south of the main business district, where blacks lived in Chicago, Illinois. The site shows photos and maps of historic...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
At Home in the Heartland explores family life in Illinois from 1700 to the present and examines contributions of various cultural groups to the state. It includes maps, timelines, historical artifacts, and...  (Illinois State Museum, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
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