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At Home With Ursula Le Guin
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At Home With Ursula Le Guin; Her novels featured dragons and wizards, but they were also deeply grounded in indigenous American ways of thought.

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New American History
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Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Canals
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While the heyday of the canals lasted only a few decades, they transformed the American economy by connecting the areas west of the Appalachian Mountains to eastern population centers and Atlantic ports. Concentrated largely north of the Mason-Dixon line, they shaped American regionalism too by linking the northeast and northwest together into a region that increasingly came to see itself as the "North."

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History/Social Sciences
American History
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New American History
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American Panorama
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Ayers, Nathaniel
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Date Added:
08/06/2015
The Drunkard’s Progress
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The Drunkard’s Progress; Two hundred years ago, it was hard for Americans to miss the message that they had a serious drinking problem.

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New American History
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Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2019
Electing the House
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The most democratic body in the federal government, hundreds of representatives for the House are elected every other year. This site maps elections from before the Civil War until today showing changing patterns across regions and between urban and rural areas.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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New American History
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American Panorama
Author:
Ayer, Edward L.
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Winling, LaDale
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Encountering the Plantation Myth Where You'd Least Expect It
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Encountering the Plantation Myth Where You'd Least Expect It; Well off Savannah's tourist trail, there's a replica of an antebellum plantation home in the middle of a public housing project.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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New American History
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Bunk
Author:
Levin, Kevin M.
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Executive Abroad
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No sitting American president traveled outside the country before Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Panama in 1906 to see the construction of the Panama Canal. A century later Air Force One regularly carries the head of the executive branch to all corners of the world. The Executive Abroad maps the international trips of presidents and secretaries of state.

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American History
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New American History
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American Panorama
Author:
Barney, Timothy
Calaycay, Lily
et. al
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Date Added:
08/06/2017
Forced Migration
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The decades between the banning of the international slave trade in 1808 and the abolition of slavery during the Civil War saw the massive and harrowing relocation of approximately 850,000 enslaved men, women, and children. While some enslaved people were moved when their owners relocated to the western frontier, about two-thirds were bought and sold in America’s slave market. They were forcibly uprooted from their homes, separated from their loved ones, and marched and shipped across the South on railroads and steamships.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
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New American History
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American Panorama
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Ayers, Nathaniel
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Date Added:
08/06/2015
Foreign Born Population/Migration
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At all points in its history, a significant proportion of the population of the United States had been born in other countries and regions. This being the case, American history can never be understood by just looking within its borders. The culture and politics of the US have always been profoundly shaped by the material and emotional ties many of its residents have had to the places where they were born. This map will allow you to begin to explore those connections at the basic level of demographic statistics.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
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Social Sciences
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New American History
Provider Set:
American Panorama
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Ayers, Nathaniel
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Date Added:
08/06/2015
The Future of our Confederate Monuments Rests With the Kids
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The Future of our Confederate Monuments Rests With the Kids; The perspectives of older Americans have dominated the debate. It's time we pay more attention to what younger people have to say.

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American History
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Social Sciences
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New American History
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Bunk
Author:
Levin, Kevin M.
Date Added:
08/06/2017
The Greatest American Historian You've Never Heard Of
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The Greatest American Historian You've Never Heard Of; An appreciation of Alfred Crosby, who coined the term "Columbian exchange."

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American History
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New American History
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Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2018
How America Thought About Refugees 70 Years Ago
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How America Thought About Refugees 70 Years Ago; And other gleanings from the 1949 run of the Saturday Evening Post.

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American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2019
How We Learned to Love the Bill the Rights
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How We Learned to Love the Bill the Rights; A new book argues that the fetishization of the first ten amendments is a recent thing – and that it comes at a cost.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Mayeux,Sara
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Infrastructure is Good for Business
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Infrastructure is Good for Business; During the Depression, business leaders knew that public works funding was key to economic growth. Why have we forgotten that lesson?

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American History
Economics
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Brent Cebul
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Law & Order, Philadelphia Style
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Law & Order, Philadelphia Style; The city that just elected a civil rights lawyer as D.A. is the same city presided over for years by "Mayor Cop" Frank Rizzo.

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American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Mayeux, Sara
Date Added:
08/06/2017
Legends and Lore
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Legends and Lore; A roadside marker program in New York State embraces the gray area between official history and local lore.

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American History
Geography
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Social Sciences
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New American History
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Bunk
Author:
Meier, Allison C.
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Mapping Inequality
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Like so many other government agencies during the New Deal, HOLC and its parent bureau, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, shaped Americans' lives and livelihoods profoundly during and after the Great Depression of the 1930s. Both proved critical to protecting and expanding home ownership, to standardizing lending practices, and to encouraging residential and commercial real estate investment in a flagging economy. Across the middle third of the twentieth century, arguably the most prosperous decades in American history, these agencies worked with public and private sector partners to create millions of jobs and help millions of Americans buy or keep their homes. At the very same time, federal housing programs helped codify and expand practices of racial and class segregation. They ensured, moreover, that rampant real estate speculation and environmental degradation would accompany America's remarkable economic recovery and growth.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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New American History
Provider Set:
American Panorama
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Ayers, Nathaniel
Connolly, Nathan
Madron, Justin
Marciano, Richard
Nelson, Robert K.
Winling, LaDale
Date Added:
08/06/2016
Mum’s the Word
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Mum’s the Word; In the height of the Cold War, the NSA created a series of posters to keep its secrets from leaking. They're both wonderful and creepy.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2018
NAH Electing the House
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This Learning Resource is based on the American Panorama Map "Electing the House"

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
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New American History
Provider Set:
Learning Resources
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Evans, Anne M.
Date Added:
08/06/2019
NAH Freedom's Fortress
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This Learning Resource is based on The Future of America's Past episode, "Freedom's Fortress"

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American History
Geography
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Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Learning Resources
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Evans, Anne M.
Date Added:
08/06/2020
NAH Historians Must Contextualize the Election for Voters
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This Learning Resource is based on the Washington Post collaboration with New American History, "Historians Guide to 2020" and an article by Joanne Freeman

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
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New American History
Provider Set:
Learning Resources
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Evans, Anne M.
Date Added:
08/06/2020
NAH Primaries v. Caucuses
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This Learning Resource is based on the Washington Post collaboration with New American History, "Historians Guide to 2020" and an article by Amber Roessner

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
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Social Sciences
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New American History
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Learning Resources
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Evans, Anne M.
Date Added:
08/06/2020
NAH The Black Radical You've Never Heard Of
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This Learning Resource is based on the Bunk excerpt of The Nib's "The Black Radical You've Never Heard Of"

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American History
Geography
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Lesson Plan
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New American History
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Learning Resources
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Evans, Anne M.
Date Added:
08/06/2019
NAH When Learning Shifts Online
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This Learning Resource is designed to give educators an overview of the New American History tools and resources in support of remote learning / online teaching

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History/Social Sciences
American History
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Visual Media
Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Learning Resources
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Evans, Anne M.
Date Added:
08/06/2020
The Other End of the Telescope
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The Other End of the Telescope; Considering astronomy's history from the shadow of the Arecibo Observatory reveals the discipline's intimate ties to imperialism.

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American History
Geography
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New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Singerman, David
Date Added:
08/06/2017
Overland Trails
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During the 1840s tens of thousands of American migrants made long journeys through the American West seeking land in Oregon, gold in California, and religious liberty in Utah.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
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Data Set
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Visual Media
Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
American Panorama
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Ayers, Nathaniel
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Date Added:
08/06/2015
Paying for Climate Change
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Paying for Climate Change; Despite his extreme rhetoric, Trump is merely the latest in a long line of U.S. leaders unwilling to pony up for global environmental accords.

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American History
Geography
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Social Sciences
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Macekura, Stephen
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Podcasting the Past
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Podcasting the Past; Why historians should stop worrying and embrace the rise of history podcasts by non-scholars.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Social Sciences
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2018
The Problem with "Reagan Democrats"
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The Problem with "Reagan Democrats;" Does the trope obscure more than it illuminates about the 2016 election?

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American History
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Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Cebul, Brent
Wright Rigueur, Leah
Date Added:
08/06/2017
A Refugee in Puerto Rico, 1942
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A Refugee in Puerto Rico, 1942; Claude Lévi-Strauss and the burden of our personal archives.

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American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2017
Renewing Inequality
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For a quarter century, the federal government provided funding for cities large and small to raze "blighted" or "slum" neighborhoods. Though improved housing opportunities was the ostensible goal, over time, cities used federal funds to stimulate commercial and industrial redevelopment. Through these programs, cities displaced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes and neighborhoods. Renewing Inequality visualizes those displacements and urban renewal more generally.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
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Data Set
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Visual Media
Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
American Panorama
Author:
Ayers, Edward L.
Ayers, Nathaniel
Cebul, Brent
Madron, Justin
Nelson, Robert K.
Date Added:
08/06/2017
Resurrection City, 2.0
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Resurrection City, 2.0; A generation ago, historians dismissed the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. On the eve of a reboot, we can see it in a different light.

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History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Social Sciences
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Visual Media
Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Marisa Chappell
Date Added:
08/06/2018