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A young boy slumbers in his bed, ensconced in a non-descript, middle class bedroom. He is jarred awake to find his bed floating out his window and into space. So begins an episode of Winsor McCay's epic series, Little Nemo in Slumberland, which ran… [more]

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Kerry Roeder

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Colin Heywood

The Picture Archive of The Illustrated London News (ILN) is most readily accessed through the website of the Mary Evans Picture Library. In principle,… [more]

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Jessica Hodgson

Morning Sun is a companion website for a documentary film of the same name about the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" in China (1964-1976). The… [more]

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This Ottoman miniature painting from 1558 shows a group of boys dressed in red, being registered for thedevshirme(usually translated as “child levy” or “blood tax”). Thedevshirmewas a system of forced labor, probably begun in… [more]

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Heidi Morrison

This teaching module provides a wide variety of sources to explore the history of schooling in the Middle East, a topic that is largely misunderstood in the west. [more]

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Ilana Nash

American Centuries displays items from the collection of the Memorial Hall Museum and Library in Deerfield, Massachusetts. This museum specializes in… [more]

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Colin Heywood

Cartoons is a website produced by the British Cartoon Archive, a collection based at the University of Kent (England), dedicated to cartooning in… [more]

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Colin Heywood

Hidden Lives Revealed: A Virtual Archive – Children in Care 1881-1918 is an attractive and well-organized website. It bills itself as an "intriguing… [more]

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Susan Douglass

The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) provides access through its Collections Search Center to over 2.3 million records,… [more]