George Wallace on segregation, 1964

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George Wallace to Ms. Martin, April 11, 1964. The name and address of the letter's recipient have been redacted for privacy. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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George Washington discusses Shays’ Rebellion and the upcoming Constitutional Convention, 1787

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George Washington to Henry Knox, February 3, 1787. (Gilder Lehrman CollectioOn January 25, 1787, Daniel Shays and his insurrectionists confronted a Massachusetts state militia force outside the Springfield armory.

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William Penn on the “Well-Governing of My Family,” 1751

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Quaker schoolteacher Josiah Forster first published this broadside, Christian Discipline: Or Certain Good and Wholesome Orders for the Well-Governing of My Family, in 1751, thirty years after the death of its author, William Penn, the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania.

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Secotan, an Algonquian village, ca. 1585

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“Jefferson is in every view less dangerous than Burr”: Hamilton on the election of 1800

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Alexander Hamilton to Harrison Gray Otis, December 23, 1800. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)The presidential election of 1800 had resulted in a tie between the two Democratic Republicans, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.

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Andrew Jackson to the Cherokee Tribe, 1835

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Andrew Jackson, “To the Cherokee Tribe of Indians East of the Mississippi” [circuElected president in 1828, Andrew Jackson supported the removal of American Indians from their homelands, arguing that the American In

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William T. Sherman on the western railroads, 1878

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William T. Sherman to David Douty Colton, September 26, 1878 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)After Ulysses S.

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San Francisco’s Chinatown, 1880

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Workingmen’s Party of California, “Chinatown declared a nuisance!” 188This Workingmen’s Party of California pamphlet, which is representative of widespread anti-immigration sentiment, attacks President Ulysses S.

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Chinatown, lantern slide by Arnold Genthe, ca. 1896. (LC-USZ62-48190)
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Japanese internment, 1942

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This WWII broadside, ditributed in Los Angeles, ordered “all persons of Japanese ancestry” to assemble for transport to detention camps.

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Photograph of a “Hooverville,” 1936

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Hooverville in Portland, Oregon, photograph by Arthur Rothstein, July 1936. (Lib

Hooverville in Portland, Oregon, photograph by Arthur Rothstein, July 1936. (Lib
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