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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) (Photo © Stephen Dowlan)

Lewis and Clark as Naturalists presents flora and fauna as they described it on their 3,700-mile journey launched in St...

General Winfield Scott, 1847, Image Source: University of Chicago.

Getting the Message Out! National Political Campaign Materials, 1840-1860 looks at politics in antebellum America. Read about the presidential campaigns. See...

The canal was built mainly with hand tools and horse power. Construction did not simply begin at one end and progress steadily to the other end, leaving a finished canal in its wake. (David Demero, C

The Building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal helps students realize the role canals played in western expansion and in the evolution...

In June 1864, Mathew Brady photographed General Ulysses S. Grant at City Point in Virginia.

Mathew Brady Portraits survey the life and work of this pioneering photojournalist and portraitist best known...


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