This project aims to provide a more complete understanding of the complex nexus of issues, events, and people that contributed to the causes and effects of the Civil War.
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Newberry Digital Collections for the Classroom are thematic collections of primary source documents selected from the Newberry’s extensive holdings.
The French Renaissance Paleography site is a self-help tool that presents over 100 carefully selected French manuscripts written between 1300 and 1700, with tools for deciphering them and learning about their social, cultural, and institutional settings. Users can practice transcribing the documents, and also page through a dozen historical calligraphy books and view a half-dozen historical maps.
By combining image galleries and original scholarship, this exhibit explores how central North America first became known as the “Frontier” and eventually as the “Heartland.”
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms is a resource for teachers and students developed by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography.
This digital resource examines the ways books were written, designed, printed, and marketed for schools in Renaissance Italy.
On “Indians of the Midwest,” you can explore important issues, learn how to do further research, and gain an introduction to the research methods that underlie scholars’ findings.
Translating French History, 1500-1850, presents a gallery of student translations drawn from the Newberry’s collection of French pamphlets.