Arguments for educating women, 1735

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New-York Weekly Journal, May 19, 1735. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

New-York Weekly Journal, May 19, 1735. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)
New-York Weekly Journal, May 19, 1735. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)
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Eleanor Roosevelt’s four basic rights, 1944

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In this letter from 1944 Mrs. Roosevelt responded to one of her critics, Addie Frizielle, who worried about the desegregation of restrooms and forced social interaction between the races in the government’s movement toward racial equality in some spheres.

Eleanor Roosevelt to Addie Frizielle, May 13, 1944 (GLC09544)First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a lifelong advocate of equal rights, used her position as First Lady to adv

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“Food Will Win the War,” 1917

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US Food Administration. Food Will Win the War, ca. 1917. (GLC09522)When most people think of wartime food rationing, they often think of World War II.

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Slave revolt in the West Indies, 1733

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In this issue of the New-York Weekly Journal, dated March 11, 1733[/4], editor John Peter Zenger printed a sloop captain’s report on a slave takeover of the Danish island of St. John in November 1733.

John P. Zenger, New-York Weekly Journal, March 11, 1733[/4] (GLC08724p3)

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Sir Francis Drake’s attack on St. Augustine, 1586

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Baptista Boazio, Drake’s attack on St. Augustine, Florida, May 28–30, 1586. (Rare Books and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, G3291.S12 s000 .B6)

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Loyalists and the British evacuation of Philadelphia, 1778

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Samuel Mostyn to Thomas Pennant, June 7, 1778. (GLC09023)On September 26, 1777, the British began an eight-month occupation of the city of Philadelphia during the American Revolution.

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Martha Washington on life after the Revolution, 1784

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Martha Washington to Hannah Boudinot, January 15, 1784 (GLC03909)The Revolutionary War disrupted the home life of Americans for eight years.

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The New York Conspiracy of 1741

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In New York City in 1741 an economic decline exacerbated conflict between slaves engaged in commercial activity and working-class white colonists who felt their jobs were threatened. This tension boiled over in the spring when a series of fires led white New Yorkers to fear a slave uprising. The events became popularly known as the New York Conspiracy of 1741 (also called the Negro Plot or the Slave Insurrection). Nearly 200 people were arrested, including at least twenty whites, some of whom were suspected of being Catholic saboteurs and spies.

Daniel Horsmanden, A Journal of the Proceedings . . . 1744. (GLC04502.01)

Daniel Horsmanden, A Journal of the Proceedings . . . 1744. (GLC04502.01)
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Abraham Lincoln, Inventor, 1849

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Abraham Lincoln’s patent, May 22, 1849, page 3. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)On March 10, 1849, Abraham Lincoln filed a patent for a device for “buoying vessels over shoals” with the US Patent Office. Patent No.

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Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836

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Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836. (GLC02559)On March 2, 1836, Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.

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