February 16, 2019 | SuzyQ
Instead of going to the mall for the Presidents Day sale this year, you can really celebrate by brushing up on some presidential history. A great place to start is U.S. Presidents which provides biographical information, historical documents, and audio and video files. If this doesn't satisfy your historical sweet tooth, check out the Presidential Documents Archive at the American Presidency Project which has digitized over 85,000 documents related to the Presidency, including audio and video. Still not enough? The Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections contains detailed national results of all U.S. presidential elections since 1789. Other great sites include the Presidential Historians Survey and Famous Presidential Speeches. And if you want to compare today's presidential campaigns with those of the recent past, browse the Museum of the Moving Image's site The Living Room Candidate where you can find more than 300 commercials from every presidential election since 1952.
February 12, 2019 | SuzyQ
Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's History shelves.
February 12, 2019 | SuzyQ
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole.
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern.
February 2, 2019 | Marianne
Have you ever wondered what going to school was like in the olden days? Maybe you've read about Laura Ingalls Wilder heading off to school for the first time in On The Banks of Plum Creek. Or, maybe you've visited the Canton Historical Museum and wondered what it was like to attend a one-room school.
Now, you can bring that era to life with the Experience History: Old School kit. Each kit contains a slate, chalk, candle, a McGuffey Reader, and a nonfiction book comparing school days past and present.
Check out an Experience History: Old School kit today and transport yourself back in time!