| By Gale Staff |
Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 75 primary sources (52 text items and 23 images) with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom workflow. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage of classic American literature, literary figures, and political figures.
Among the 52 new text documents are:
- Excerpts of classic American literary works, including Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, and L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- David Walker’s 1829 Appeal, in Four Articles, together with a Preamble, to the Colored Citizens of the World.
- Poems, including Phillis Wheatley’s “To S. M. a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works” and Emily Dickinson’s “I like to see it lap the Miles,” commonly known as “The Railway Train”.
Among the 23 new images are:
- Amelia Earhart standing near the tail of her airplane.
- A portrait of Harriet Tubman.
- Black Panther Party members Bobby Seale and Huey Newton.
- Photographs of literary figures, including Gwendolyn Brooks with her typewriter and Louisa May Alcott.
- Wartime images, including photographs of the famed Tuskegee Airmen at aU.S. Army air base and of the Battle of Iwo Jima.