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Ghost Town: Silver Reef, Utah

I had the fortune to travel through the US on a path from Virginia to Utah; Southern Utah to be more specific.  Southern Utah is a lot like its neighboring Arizona and Nevada, and it’s made up of beautiful desert landscape.   269 more words

Primary Sources

A Primary Source for Black History

Newspapers can be powerful agents of social change and newspapers can contain powerful primary sources for historical research. The Chicago Defender is powerful in both these ways, and is a great resource to check out when celebrating Black History Month. 459 more words

Gleeson Library

Murder in Fredericksburg: Suspects and Scapegoats (Part 2)

From Beth Parnicza:

This post is the second in a series on the murder of a Fredericksburg shopkeeper’s brother in May 1865, as the Army of the Potomac’s Sixth Army Corps passed through Fredericksburg on their way home from war. 1,065 more words


Free Resources and PD on Arab-Israeli Conflict & Peace Process

Our content specialist, Dr. Terri Fine, is a wonderful resource for teachers in this state and beyond on issues concerning civic education. However, Dr. Fine has also made it a priority to provide content-oriented professional development connected to history and foreign policy, particularly on modern Israel. 139 more words

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What Instruments Were in Stephen Maturin's Medical Bag?

As a surgeon in the Royal Navy, Stephen Maturin would have had to have certain medical tools with him, inspected by the Company of Surgeons… 130 more words

Naval History

Tōyō Keizai Zasshi (The Oriental Economist) now available

Toyo Keizai Zasshi, or “The Oriental Economist,” is a major economics periodical from early 20th-century Japan. It is hosted in the Maruzen eBook Library interface. Toyo Keizai Zasshi is a key resource for those studying Japanese history and culture from the late 19th century through the period of WWII. 20 more words

Penn Libraries

Translation: Ovid, Elegy XI

Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.” (to read the entire Elegy, please see this link.
– Ovid, Amores, Book III, Elegy XI… 338 more words

Roman History