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History eNews from Emerging America - March 8, 2016

Published on Wed, 03/09/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 9 for March 8, 2016


FREE – Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative - Register.

  • Deadline Extended! NEW: Earn $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Boston - April 2 - First to Fight: American Volunteers against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - Clash of ideologies at start of WWII - Peter Carroll & Carlos Ramos

This workshop brings top scholars from Stanford and Wellesley to work with teachers regarding this powerful moment in World and U.S. History. Work with inspired & inspiring teacher-leaders. Take away lesson & resources ready to use!

  • Deadline Extended! NEW: Earn $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Amherst-Holyoke-Northampton - March 15, April 26, & May 10, 4-7pm - The 1960s in Historical Perspective: Social Justice & Equality in Local Context

Work with source materials with senior archivist-scholars at top local archives.

In partnership with UMass Amherst, we asked three world-class archives what they would like to show off and share with teachers.

  • Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College - Women’s movement

  • UMass Special Collections and University Archives - Communes

  • Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke - Vega Collection–Puerto Rican Activism

Register here  or as noted.  † = Grad credit History.  * = General ed grad credit.


  • † Springfield - April 9, May 9, and June 13 - America’s Warriors in the Modern Era: World War II to Iraq. Vietnam War scholar Chris Appy, U.S. Veterans. Build lessons.

    • The Armory houses the world's largest collection of U.S. military firearms.

    • The Armory employed 16,000 area men and women on its WWII peak workforce, was a leading area employer, and (with other federal manufacturing facilities) led the way among American manufacturers in integrating immigrants, women and minorities into skilled manufacturing jobs mostly held by WASP males into the 20th Century.

    • The Armory exhibits, library, and archive hold a rich assortments of primary documents (including newspaper articles, photos, posters, payroll records, and other documents and artifacts) that help bring the social and cultural history of different eras to life.


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Karen Albano

former History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano worked with Emerging America from 2015-2020, contributing to many facets of the program including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, overseeing social media outreach, and editing the History eNews.