Articles with keyword "Chronicling America"
America's Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Lincoln Mullen, shows how thousands of biblical verses were used over nearly a century in the 56 billion words of text in Chronicling America.
Historical Agricultural News, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Amy Giroux, Marcy Galbreath, and Nathan Giroux, uses the big data in Chronicling America as a gateway into understanding farming communities, organizations, and practices, and family histories.
For the past few decades Presidential Inaugurations have been large and grand affairs, however, earlier inauguration ceremonies were not always so large and grand, or even dignified. Historic newspapers are one of the best sources of information we have on how citizens have observed presidential inaugurations in the past.
It’s time for spirits, fairies, ghosts, and ghouls! Halloween originated in the ancient Celtic festival of the dead Samhain (“summer’s end”) and later Christian celebrations of martyrs and saints (“All Saints Day” or “All Hallows”). The historic newspapers in Chronicling America show that in the 19th and early 20th centuries Americans both disparaged and delighted in, and ultimately borrowed from, old world traditions involving the supernatural, divination, and trickery.
Endowment's great mission and growing achievements are reviewed