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journal or diary is a private, contemporaneous account of the happenings in the
author's life, as well as the author's feelings, opinions, and innermost
thoughts. Journals and diaries may have daily observations, or they may have
more irregular entries.
The American Civil War (1861-1865) tore the relatively young nation apart. The repercussions of this tragedy are still felt tod...
California, the Golden State. It was the discovery of gold there in the late 1840s that started a mass migration across the Nor...
Gold, cold, dogs, and sleds: nothing says Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada like those four things. This reading set fea...
Famed conservationist John Muir traveled through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1869. He was with shepherds and a flock of she...
In 1879, author Robert
Louis Stevenson traveled from Great Britain to New York. From there, he took a
train across the United...
by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie
This diary entry from a Confederate general's wife r...
Mary Chesnut (1823-1886) was an upper class South Ca...
by Charles Dickens from American Notes for General Circulation
Chapter VIII passage: The White House today receives...
by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska
Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in...
by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra
Chapter V passage: After arriving in California in 1...