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[Free eBook] The Renaissance Reader by Kenneth Atchity [14th-17th C Historical Source Texts Introduction]

The Renaissance Reader by author and film producer Kenneth Atchity, who also happens to hold a Ph.D. in comparative literature, is his introductory historical source text sampler, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books. 375 more words


Terms of Naval Armistice That Ended World War 1

The full text of the document is here; in it are listed the names of the interned High Seas Fleet ships.

Naval History

1870 Red River Newspaper Mentions

Featured Image: Postcard, “Herd of Buffaloes at Silver Heights, Winnipeg, Manitoba,” photographed at the farm of Margaret Harriott and John Rowand (both of whom were Métis) (Victoria BC: T.N. 65 more words
Buffalo Hunt

Use Crop It tools to help elementary kids think historically

One of the easiest but most effective strategies for having younger kids work with primary sources is called Crop It. In some ways, it’s a lot like my… 543 more words


Flowers For Kate

Yesterday was the first day of spring! Who is ready for the chilly weather to end? Can’t wait for those perfect seventy degree days and to see the tulips burst into bloom? 397 more words

Common Soldier

Maryland Gazette #484 Thurs 14th Aug 1754

We read in this article, published soon after Higgins’s execution, that he was transported to Maryland in 1754 on the ship Frisby.  Here is an excerpt from the Maryland Gazette mentioning the arrival of  52 more words

The Life And Death Of Edward Higgins

Online Primary Sources: The United States Navy in World War 1

These documents range from personal narratives to official compilations of naval laws and resolutions. It is by no means complete, but the list does offer good examples of the literature associated with the maritime aspects of the Great War. 315 more words

Naval History