U.S. History


The following include narratives from slaves collected from interviews housed at the Library of Congress.

I Got A Record is Molly Kensey a former enslaved person who, when freed, worked as a restaurant operator, nurse, and washerwoman.

The Dawes Act

The Industrial Revolution

Westinghouse Works video – women at work in a factory taping coils. From the Library of Congress collection, Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904 collection.

Images of children at work at the turn of the century from the National Child Labor Committee Collection in the Library of Congress.

World War I

A collection of World War I posters focused on messages about/for women in the United States. These images come from the Library of Congress collection.

Hip Hop Culture

The Cornell Hip Hop Collection includes the digitized images from the Adler Hip Hop Archive documenting the history of the American culture known as hip hop. Here you will find a selection of images from the collection, prepared documents with background information and guiding questions that you could use with students, and PDFs of the original collection entries including more selected images.