This map shows locations related to the Triangle Factory fire of 1911 in lower Manhattan. As a part of the 2011 Centennial commemoration of the fire, the Jewish Women's Archive has organized a walking tour of the area.This map is courtesy of the Jewish Women's Archive whose website includes more information about the rich history of American Jewish women, the 2011 commemoration of the Triangle Factory fire, and the walking tour of Lower Manhattan illustrated in this map.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
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From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
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