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Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture features photos, letters, and manuscripts by or dealing with the founder of psychoanalysis. The exhibition examines Freud's life and his key ideas and their effect upon the twentieth...  (Library of Congress)
The Hannah Arendt Papers offers selections from a writer whose work is one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Selections include an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a...  (Library of Congress)
Two American Entrepreneurs: Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney features the life stories of two business people who lived the American Dream and who helped make that dream a reality for others in their communities. It tells how Walker, an African...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World is an online companion to film documentary on a man who was fond of saying "The man who dies rich, dies disgraced." Carnegie amassed a fortune, then gave it away. Millions of dollars...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey examines the life and legacy of this mediator and U.N. diplomat who was the first person of color anywhere in the world to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace...  (ETV Endowment of South Carolina, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Penniman House: A Whaling Story focuses on one of the most successful whaling captains in New England. Edward Penniman was 11 in 1842 when he signed on as cook on a schooner. Years later, as a captain, he set sail...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Fight examines the 1938 boxing match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling in the context of African-American history and the coming war with Germany. 70,000 fans crammed into Yankee Stadium...  (WBGH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Henry Luce is the companion website for a film about the missionary's son who founded Time and Life magazines and became, in the late 1930s, America's most powerful mass...  (WNET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Most Dangerous Woman in America is a companion website for a film that examines the case of Typhoid Mary, a cook who was quarantined for life against her will in the early 1900s. The site includes a history of...  (NOVA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
An American Success Story: The Pope House of Raleigh, NC tells the story of Manassa Pope, the first black man to receive a medical license in North Carolina (1886). After practicing medicine and helping establish a drug store and insurance...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Joseph Bellamy House: The Great Awakening in Puritan New England examines the life and times of the Reverend Joseph Bellamy (1719-1790), a preacher, author, and educator in New England. At the age of 20, Bellamy became the minister in Bethlehem...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument to the Gilded Age describes this Hyde Park estate that includes a palatial Beaux-Arts mansion, stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and over 600 acres of landscaped property. The...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Dolley Madison Project is devoted to the life, letters, and legacy of the wife of our fourth president. As First Lady, Dolley Madison grew famous for her social graces and courage. By 1900 her name was...  (The Dolley Madison Project, University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Decatur House: A Home of the Rich and Powerful examines the life of Stephen Decatur, a naval hero who died as a result of a duel in 1820, and considers the role the house he built played in the political and social scene of the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross is a curriculum-oriented guide to the life of the famous nurse. The site uses photographs, floor plans, and the like about her home in Glen Echo, Maryland as a focal point but gives...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
America's Library unlocks stories from America's past. Discover what Abraham Lincoln had in his pockets on the night he was assassinated, or jump back into the past to find more about the settlers who...  (Library of Congress)
Legends of Tuskegee links to three sites that look at the achievements and impact of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and the Tuskegee Airmen. In addition to general historical information...  (National Park Service)
Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright tells the story of how Andrew Carnegie donated over $40 million from his fortune made in the railroad and steel industries to build more than 1,600 libraries across America. Photos...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project Online is an effort to locate and make available all of surviving manuscripts and printed texts from this 52-year friendship based on a mutual commitment to establish "perfect political...  (Rutgers University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Independence National Historic Park presents portraits and descriptions of Nathanael Greene, Alexander Hamilton, John Paul Jones, George Washington, and more than two dozen other battlefield heroes of the American...  (National Park Service)
Margaret Sanger Papers Project looks at the work of this advocate for women's reproductive freedom. Sanger worked to help develop simpler, less costly, and more effective methods of birth control. Bibliographies...  (New York University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Don Henry Story: The Documents offers teaching activities using primary documents (tied to academic standards) on a student who became a leader in campus organizations, volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Whitman Mission National Historic Site -- The Learning Place offers a teaching guide about the mission of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman at Waiilatpu, an important way station in the early days of the Oregon Trail. The Whitmans labored to bring...  (National Park Service)

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