Making the History of 1989

CHNM received generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Historical Institute (Washington D.C.) to create Making the History of 1989, a new website on the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989.

Making the History of 1989 has three key features providing students, teachers, and scholars free and open access to:

  • hundreds of high quality primary sources on or related to the events of 1989 and the end of the Cold War in Europe;
  • multimedia interviews with prominent historians that make visible the processes by which historians transform events and sources into historical narratives; and
  • lesson plans, document based questions, and strategies that provide context for teaching the history of 1989 with primary sources.

chnm.gmu.edu/1989/

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