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During World War I, the impact of the poster as a means of communication was greater than at any other time during history. The ability of posters to inspire, inform, and persuade combined with vibrant design trends in many of the participating countries to produce thousands of interesting visual works. The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division makes available online approximately 1,900 posters created between 1914 and 1920. Most relate directly to the war, but some German posters date from the post-war period and illustrate events such as the rise of Bolshevism and Communism, the 1919 General Assembly election and various plebiscites.
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Southern Spaces is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal published in collaboration with the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University. We publish articles, photo essays and images, reviews, presentations, and short videos about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections. We intend our audience to be researchers and teachers, students in and out of classrooms, library patrons, and interested readers.
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This multimedia-rich site was developed by a team from the University of Houston to support the teaching of American history in K to 12 schools and colleges. In addition to a collection of primary source documents and a timeline of U.S. history, the site helps to bring America's past to life with a number of multimedia features. These include E-lectures (RealPlayer plug-in required) on such diverse topics as slavery and domestic violence; trailers of historically significant theatrical films; a Macromedia Flash movie that transports visitors into America's past; and audio files of historical songs.
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The Authentic History Center documents the evolution of American popular culture from colonial times to the present. Its collections include a wealth of primary source materials, including historical correspondence, diaries, and journals, as well as audio files of speeches, songs, and original news broadcasts. No special plug-ins are needed to access these audio files.
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Created by Thomas Daccord, president of the Center for Teaching History With Technology, Best of History Web Sites is designed "to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online.... " On this page of the larger gateway site you'll find annotated links to history sites that offer a wide range of multimedia features. Each site is rated.
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Suitable for High School, Public Library, Academic Library. Grade levels: g9, g10, g11, g12.
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Launched by an act of Congress in 2000, the Veterans History Project is a volunteer effort "to collect and preserve stories of wartime service." The project is overseen by the U.S. Library of Congress's American Folklife Center. Here you can search the database of interviews with American veterans by keyword or browse the collection alphabetically by name, state of residence, race/ethnicity, war, or branch of the military. Some interviews are available in the form of audio and video files (RealPlayer plug-in required). Also provided are links to related resources.
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Suitable for High School, Public Library, Academic Library. Grade levels: g9, g10, g11, g12.
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When President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead the Corps of Discovery, one of the expedition's missions was to map the uncharted territory through which it passed. This site from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History focuses on the major strides made by the expedition in mapping the vast American interior. You'll also learn about the Native Americans encountered on the journey and be able to view some of the maps the mission produced.
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Get to know Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia—who voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades.
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Encyclopedia Titanica the foremost repository of facts, opinion and media relating to RMS Titanic. Featuring Titanic survivor stories, comprehensive Titanic passenger list and biographies, detailed Titanic research articles, in depth discussions and rich media including Titanic pictures, archive recordings and the Titanic movie player.
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This website is a re-design of the original website created for the airing of the eight-part series on PBS in 1996. The new site features an expanded map and battle section, dramatized audio recordings of letters and poems written by combatants and non-combatants in the war, as well as streaming video of archival footage taken during World War I.
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