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We are starting to look at primary sources in our first unit. Our essential question today is: What are primary sources and why are they important in the news? 172 more words

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A Touch of Classical Wisdom VI

The fortunate man, in my opinion, is he to whom the gods have granted the power either to do something which is worth recording or to write what is worth reading, and most fortunate of all is the man who can do both.

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Week Ten: "Alone" by Ellen N. La Motte and "Sister" by Helen Dore Boylston: Studying Personal Journals

Over 22,000 professionally-trained female nurses were recruited by the American Red Cross to serve in the U.S. Army between 1917 and 1919 — and over 10,000 of these served near the Western Front. 1,025 more words

How welcome was transportation in the colonies?

From The Pennsylvania Gazette April 11, 1751:

“When we see our Papers fill’d continually with Accounts of the most audacious Robberies, the most cruel Murders, and infinite other Villainies perpetrated by Convicts transported from Europe, what melancholly, what terrible Reflections must it occasion! 214 more words

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"A Time For Prayer And Sacrifice" - An Unpublished Account of the Pratt Street Riot, April 19, 1861

Emerging Civil War welcomes Jon-Erik M. Gilot

When Sister Marie Therese Rainey, VHM, Order of the Visitation, passed away in January 2000, in Wheeling, West Virginia, she left a secret under her bed. 1,166 more words


1861, Contemporary News and a Retrospective View of 1826

Featured image: Antoine-Louis Barye, watercolour and pencil, “Group of bison,” (c. 1810–1875). Source: Internet Archive/ Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1,374 more words
Buffalo Hunt

1862, Tourists described

Featured image: Illustration, “A Prairie Hunter of the Olden Time,” and “Prairie Hunters of the Present Time,” Harper’s Weekly (10 July 1858). 1,885 more words
Buffalo Hunt