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Petitions played a major role in campaigns to raise the age of consent and they represented a way for women, who did not have the vote, to seek legislative action. This petition, drafted by leaders of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and… [more]

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W.T. Stead, an English newspaper editor and advocate of social reform, was an early exponent of "new journalism" focused on the sensational. In the 1880s, he turned the London newspaper The Pall Mall Gazette into a precursor of the modern tabloid.… [more]

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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey includes accounts of trials at London's most important court. These were published at the end of each session in an inexpensive form for a popular, rather than a legal, audience. They provide a reliable, although… [more]

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The Colonial Childhoods Oral History Project (CCOHP) comprises recorded interviews with 165 New Zealanders, male and female, Maori and Pakeha, the majority of whom were born before 1903. Interviews focus on the period before an individual’s 15th… [more]

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Nora E. Jaffary

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record amasses over 1,200 images documenting the history of the Atlantic slave trade… [more]

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Ilana Nash

The history of childhood depends, to some extent, on understanding the history of home- and family-life, the primary context in which childhood… [more]

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Nancy Stockdale

One of the most comprehensive online collections of Egyptian material culture, the Eternal Egypt website provides invaluable information and photos of… [more]

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Ilana Nash

In 1958, Dr. John Nietz, an emeritus professor of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, donated 9,000 old textbooks from his personal collection… [more]

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Joanna B. Michlic

To enable students to go beyond the facts and details of the Holocaust, children's testimonies provide a fuller understanding of the complexity of war and genocide and provide an unusual angle of vision into childhood, the family, everyday life, and survival, giving students a child-centered view in which young people were not only victims and witnesses, but also historical agents. echo [more]

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This image of games for girls is one of a pair of woodblock prints by the artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). The companion print (not included) shows games for boys. Woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, can teach us about the children of townsmen… [more]