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Fun With Primary Sources!

hinden.jpgAs discussed before on this blog, the resources available on the National Archives website are pretty incredible. The problem with the site is the sheer volume of their resources—it would take forever to review them all. But the National Archives' multimedia "Eyewitness" exhibit helpfully whittles the collection down to a few dozen original letters, diaries, and recordings documenting eyewitness views on major crises at home and abroad—covering everything from General George Washington's fear of bioterrorism during the American Revolution to George H.W. Bush's firsthand account of Richard Nixon's last hours in the White House.

It's all pretty fascinating, especially the audio recordings, but be advised that some of the content is of a violent or upsetting nature.

Eyewitness: American Originals From the National Archives


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