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Books That Shaped America - National Book Festival (Library of Congress) - 5 views

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    The Library of Congress shares an exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says that the list is "intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not."
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American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 - 1940 - 0 views

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    These life histories were compiled by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The histories describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations. Pseudonyms are often substituted for individuals and places named in the narrative texts.
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Eyewitness - 0 views

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    Out of the stacks and vaults of the National Archives comes this selection of eyewitness accounts. They are vivid and intensely personal, transporting us to a deeper understanding of the events described.
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Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar - (American Memor... - 0 views

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    Ansel Adams documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese Americans interned there during World War II. Use the photos as story starters and background for historical readings or research
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Documenting America - 0 views

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    The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years, the project emphasized rural life and the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II.
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NYPL Digital Gallery | "The Pageant of America" Photograph Archive - 0 views

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    Several thousand original and copy photographs; albumen, platinum and silver gelatin prints; 1860s-1920s. Use for story starters, historical background, and research projects
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