An African American soldier’s pay warrant, 1780

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the State of Connecticut
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During the American Revolution, Sharp Liberty, an African American soldier, served in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army. The cash-strapped government issued this voucher to him promising full payment by a certain date and interest until the full amount was collected.

Pay warrant for Revolutionary War soldier Sharp Liberty, June 1, 1780. (GLC09132.01)

Pay warrant for Revolutionary War soldier Sharp Liberty, June 1, 1780. (GLC09132
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Energy conservation during WWII, 1943

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the Government Printing Office
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This WWII poster, “Fuel Fights! SAVE YOUR SHARE,” urges Americans to practice energy conservation at home and lists ways to reduce heating costs.

US Government Printing Office, “Fuel Fights! SAVE YOUR SHARE,” 1943 (GLC09520.12)

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US Government Printing Office, “Fuel Fights! SAVE YOUR SHARE,” 1943 (Gilder Lehr
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The struggle for married women’s rights, circa 1880s

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Anne Brown Adams
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In the late nineteenth century, Anne Brown Adams, a daughter of the abolitionist John Brown, lamented that the “struggle for a married woman’s rights will be a longer and a harder fought battle than any other that the world has ever known.” 

Anne Brown Adams to Alexander Ross,circa 1880s (GLC03007.53)In the early nineteenth century, married women in the US were legally subordinate to their husbands.

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The Brotherton Indians of New Jersey, 1780

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Bartholomew Calvin et al.
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The Lenni-Lenapes living on the Brotherton reservation in New Jersey agree to stop selling or leasing land to white settlers.

The Brotherton Indians’ agreement to oppose white settlement, January 6, 1780. (GLC00540.01)

The Brotherton Indians’ agreement to oppose white settlement, January 6, 1780.
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Recalling the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard of 1888, ca. 1930s

A primary source by O. W. Meier
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O. W. Meier
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O. W. Meier recalls the journey home from his school in Nebraska with his two younger brothers during the Schoolchildrens Blizzard of 1888.

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The Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the end of the Creek War, 1814

A primary source by Isaac Stephens
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1814
Creator: 
Isaac Stephens
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On May 12, 1814, Tennessee settler Isaac Stephens wrote to his uncle Henry Mackey in Virginia about the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in Alabama. In that battle on March 27, 1814, US Army and Tennessee militia troops under General Andrew Jackson defeated 1000 warriors from the Creek confederation, ending the Creek War of 1812–1814.

“A Correct View of the Battle of the Horse-Shoe, March 27th, 1814” (GLC06772)On May 12, 1814, Tennessee settler Isaac Stephens wrote to his uncle Henry Mackey in Vir

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Civilian defense on the home front, 1942

A primary source by The Office of Civilian Defense
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Creator: 
The Office of Civilian Defense
Synopsis: 

The insignia in the poster featured here, published in 1942, illustrate the numerous jobs assigned to civilian volunteers.

“Official Civilian Defense Insignia, United States Citizens Defense Corps,” US Office of Civilian Defense, 1942 (GLC09520.36)

“Official Civilian Defense Insignia, United States Citizens Defense Corps,” US O
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World War I poems: “In Flanders Fields” & “The Answer,” 1918

A primary source by John D. McCrae, J. A. Armstrong, and Ella Jane Osborn
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John D. McCrae, J. A. Armstrong, and Ella Jane Osborn

A page from WWI nurse Ella Osborn’s diary in which she wrote out the poem “In Flanders Fields,” July 29, 1918 (GLC06570)

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Calling out the militia after Lexington and Concord, 1775

A primary source by Isaac Merrill
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Isaac Merrill

Isaac Merrill to John Currier, April 19, 1775 (GLC00303)On the night of April 18, 1775, 700 British soldiers began to march toward Concord, Massachusetts, to seize and destroy arms the Ameri

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William H. Taft recalls dispute with Theodore Roosevelt, 1922

A primary source by William H. Taft
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William H. Taft

William Howard Taft to George Lorimer, October 10, 1922. ( GLC08052)

William Howard Taft to George Lorimer, October 10, 1922. ( GLC08052)
William Howard Taft to George Lorimer, October 10, 1922. ( GLC08052)
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