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African-American History Articles – African-American Issues of the Early 20th Century

The African-American history articles on this page were selected from magazines published from 1915 to 1918, using the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, Vol. 4, 1915-18.  The articles describe prominent African-American issues in that time frame, when many African-Americans from the rural south were migrating to northern cities, and when the U.S. participated in …

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What Are They Reading in College? English Literature 19th & Early 20th Centuries

The novels and poems below were found at the Open Syllabus website.  Open Syllabus has collected lists of books & other readings assigned in over 6 million classes at 4,700 colleges in the U.S. and many other countries.  I’ve used the Open Syllabus “Galaxy” visualization to create the list below of books & poems …

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What Are They Reading in College? College Basic Skills Course Books

The books below were found at the Open Syllabus website.  Open Syllabus has collected lists of books & other readings assigned in over 6 million classes at 4,700 colleges in the U.S. and many other countries.  I’ve used the Open Syllabus “Galaxy” visualization to create the list below of books used in many college …

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Aviation History – Digital Collections & Articles on Aviation, Free Online

Aviation history articles about the Berlin airlift, Airplane passenger service in 1919, the U.S. Army Air Force in the UK in WW2, the Future of Trans-Atlantic Flight as seen in 1919, and American women in aviation.history. Plus copies of the Wright Brothers’ early patents, issues of an early British aviation magazine, and a link …

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Characteristics of a Historian – What Makes a Good Historian

Writing of the essential characteristics of a historian, or what makes a good historian, digital historian and teacher T. Mills Kelly wrote that, “Almost every historian has his or her own personal list of the characteristics of historical thinking, but abilities that come up again and again are:” 1. The ability to tell the …

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State Historical Societies – History Journals

Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, New York, & Pennsylvania. All are free & online. Nearly all states have state historical societies that produce such journals, but most charge fees for access. 1. Hawaiian Journal of History 1967 to 2014 2. Kansas Historical Quarterly, from the State Historical Society; 1931-1977 3. Missouri Historical Review; …

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