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Jefferson Davis
Best known as the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Jefferson Davis was also a Mexican War hero, served in the...
Martin Luther King Jr, 1964

Dr. King’s most significant speeches, sermons, correspondence, public statements, published and unpublished writings...

The Papers of the War Department, 1784 to 1800
Peruse US War Department records from 1784-1800 that were destroyed in a 1800 fire, now reassembled online.
The Parkman Murder
In November 1849, Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston’s richest citizens, suddenly went missing. Can you unravel the mystery of...
Presidents FDR, Reagan, Truman, Eisenhower

Who was the first US President to give a televised national address? Which president kept jelly beans in the Oval Office?...

Adolf Hitler presents Hermann Goering with The Falconer (1880) by Hans Makart
Under the Third Reich, treasures of European art were systematically looted and destroyed. Hear the story of art stolen, and...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Proserpina
Survey the poetry, illustrations, letters, and manuscripts of English Pre-Raphaelite poet, painter, designer, and translator,...
Samuel Gompers
As president of the American Federation of Labor between 1886 and 1924, Samuel Gompers was the nation’s leading trade unionist...
Lunch in insurrecto camp near Juarez--Mexican War
The Mexican Revolution of 1910 was the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. See the faces of the...
United States Supreme Court building

Explore the history of the Supreme Court, get a behind-the-scenes view of its workings from interviews with Justices, test...

Lincoln and his family, painted by S.B. Waugh; engraved by William Sartain.

Even the Lincoln household was not immune to the fissions that split the country during the Civil War.

Time Warp Trio, Napoleon

Developed for the Discovery Kids Channel, this NEH-supported site lets kids explore eras of history through online...