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Point of View
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Works of history explore a person, event, or
other meaningful part of the past. These works examine the subject in detail,
especially as the subject relates to subsequent events or how the subject had
an impact on society.
from The Times-Picayune, August 16, 1914
The impact of the Panama Canal on world transportati...
from Wisconsin State Journal, January 2, 1885
The Washington Monument is an iconic memorial on the...
from Huntsville (Alabama) Gazette, November 6, 1886
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1...
by Jack London
Jack London was known for his adventure novels such ...
by Francis Scott Key
Before it was the "The Star-Spangled Banner," the ly...
by Boston Herald Monday, May 11, 1914
Today Mother's Day is a special day around the world...
by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie
This diary entry from a Confederate general's wife r...
by William H. Edwards from Football Days: Memories of The Game and of the Men Behind the Ball
Chapter XVIII passage: College football in the Unite...
Mary Chesnut (1823-1886) was an upper class South Ca...
by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life
Chapter XXIII passage: In her dark and silent world...