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The Resource Records of our national life : American history at the National Archives, edited by Anne-Catherine Fallen and Kevin Osborn ; in collaboration with Maureen MacDonald and the archivists and staff of the National Archives, and Christina Gehring, Patty Reinert Mason, and Thora Colot ; foreword by Adrienne Thomas ; essays by Michael Beschloss ... [et al.]

Records of our national life : American history at the National Archives, edited by Anne-Catherine Fallen and Kevin Osborn ; in collaboration with Maureen MacDonald and the archivists and staff of the National Archives, and Christina Gehring, Patty Reinert Mason, and Thora Colot ; foreword by Adrienne Thomas ; essays by Michael Beschloss ... [et al.]

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Records of our national life : American history at the National Archives
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Records of our national life
Title remainder
American history at the National Archives
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edited by Anne-Catherine Fallen and Kevin Osborn ; in collaboration with Maureen MacDonald and the archivists and staff of the National Archives, and Christina Gehring, Patty Reinert Mason, and Thora Colot ; foreword by Adrienne Thomas ; essays by Michael Beschloss ... [et al.]
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Published in honor of the Archives' 75th anniversary, Records of Our National Life is a highly illustrated volume that takes the reader on a journey through American history, from the struggle for independence to the 2009 tally of electoral votes. Featuring more than 800 documents, maps, photographs, and drawings, as well as essays by some of America's leading journalists, political commentators, and broadcasters, the book provides readers with a glimpse into the extensive holdings of the Archives. --from publisher description
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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E178
LC item number
.R436 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Records of our national life : American history at the National Archives, edited by Anne-Catherine Fallen and Kevin Osborn ; in collaboration with Maureen MacDonald and the archivists and staff of the National Archives, and Christina Gehring, Patty Reinert Mason, and Thora Colot ; foreword by Adrienne Thomas ; essays by Michael Beschloss ... [et al.]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Essays / Michael Beschloss ; Tom Brokaw ; Ken Burns ; John Carlin ; David McCullough ; Cokie Roberts ; Allen Weinstein ; Tom Wheeler ; Don W. Wilson -- Records of our national life. ca. 1762. Annotated map of the British colonies in North America -- 1775. Deposition of John Robins regarding hostilities at Lexington -- 1775. Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775 -- 1775. A proclamation by the king for suppressing rebellion and sedition -- 1775. The agreement of secrecy -- 1776. Lee Resolution -- 1776. Declaration of Independence -- 1778. Oaths of allegiance -- 1781. Articles of Confederation -- 1781. Plan of the attacks of York in Virginia by the allied armies of America and France -- 1781. Sarah Benjamin's eyewitness account of the surrender at Yorktown -- ca. 1782-ca. 1835. Frakturs, proof of birth and family heritage of Revolutionary War veterans -- 1783. Treaty of Paris -- 1785. Letter from John Adams, Minister to Britain,...reporting on his audience with King George III -- 1786. Seven ranges, township No. IX, second range -- 1787. Northwest ordinance -- 1787. George Washington's annotated copy of the first printed draft of the U.S. Constitution -- 1787. Constitution of the United States -- 1789. President George Washington's first inaugural address -- 1789. The Bill of Rights as passed by the Senate -- 1790. Petition from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, signed by Benjamin Franklin -- 1791. Memorial from Hannah Stephens requesting the release of her husband from prison in Algiers -- 1794. Eli Whitney's cotton gin patent drawing -- 1795. Design for the hulls of the USS Constellation and the USS Congress -- 1795. Treaty of Greenville, ratified Indian Treaty #23 -- 1799. Thomas Cooper's violation of the Sedition Act -- 1800. Congress moves to Washington -- 1801. Tally of electoral votes for the 1800 presidential election -- 1803. Louisiana Purchase -- 1803. Lewis and Clark Expedition -- 1804. Mediterranean passport guaranteeing safe passage for the vessel Mount Hope -- 1806. Zebulon Pike's notebook of maps, traverse tables, and meteorological observations -- 1814-1815. Defense of Fort McHenry -- 1818. Patent drawing of a raft -- 1820. Conference committee report on the Missouri Compromise Bill -- 1830. Congressman Davy Crockett's resolutions to abolish West Point -- 1831. Trial of Cadet Edgar Allan Poe -- 1834. Register of Cherokee Indians who have emigrated to the west of the Mississippi -- ca. 1834. Map of lands assigned to Indians, Western Territory -- 1836-1837. Gag Rule -- 1838. Petition from the women of Brookline, Massachusetts, praying that the Gag Rule be rescinded -- 1838. Gen. Winfield Scott's General Order No. 25 -- 1838-1841. Financial account of John Ross for transporting a detachment of emigrant Cherokee -- 1839-1841. The Amistad case -- 1839. U.S. Ex. Ex. Expedition, Seagull Harbour, Gretton Bay, Wollaston Island, Tierra del Fuego -- 1847. Plan of the battle ground of Contreras and its defenses -- 1848. Electromagnetic telegraph patent -- 1848. Gold rush -- 1848-1850. Westward expansion and the debate over slavery -- ca. 1851-ca. 1860. Lighthouse plans for Minot's Ledge, Massachusetts -- 1852. Diseño of land claim of Tomas Sanchez 1857-1862. Northwest boundary survey, landscape views by James Madison Alden -- ca. 1860-ca. 1865. Mathew Brady, photographs of Civil War-era personalities -- 1861. Fort Sumter -- 1861 Ordinance of secession of the Commonwealth of Virginia -- 1861-1865. Confederate currency -- 1861. Confederate States of America court record -- ca. 1860-ca. 1865. Mathew Brady, photographs of the Civil War -- 1862. After the Battle of Fredericksburg -- 1863. Emancipation Proclamation, Presidential Proclamation 95 -- ca. 1860-ca. 1865. Contraband camps -- 1863-1864. Black soldiers in the Civil War -- ca. 1861-ca. 1865. Cipher device -- 1864-1865. President Abraham Lincoln's telegrams -- 1864-1865. The end of the Civil War -- 1865. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln -- 1865-1866. Freedmen's Bureau Marriage records -- 1866. A petition for universal suffrage -- 1866. H.J.Res. 127. Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States -- 1867-1869. Timothy O'Sullivan, photographs for the 40th Parallel Survey -- 1868. Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson -- 1868. Alaska Purchase -- 1869. Joining the tracks for the first trasncontinental railroad, Promontory, Utah Territory -- 1871-1874. Timothy O'Sullivan, photographs for the Wheeler Survey -- 1876. Battle of Little Bighorn -- 1876. Deadwood, Dakota Territory -- 1879-1884. Homestead application -- 1886. Family with their covered wagon during the great western migration, Loup Valley, Nebraska -- 1889-1894. Oklahoma Territory -- 1894. Hopi (Moqui) petition asking the federal government to give them title to their lands -- 1895. Death of Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham -- 1895. Patent drawing for the Duryea road vehicle -- 1896. Wong Kim Ark -- 1897. Petition against the annexation of Hawaii -- 1899. Passenger manifest of immigrants on the SS Brasilia -- ca 1900. Ellis Island -- 1900. Boxer Rebellion --
  • ca. 1900. Thomas Edison patent infringement case -- 1901-1902. Russell W. Porter Arctic paintings -- 1902. Holland submarine -- 1903. The Wright brothers' aircraft -- 1906. San Francisco earthquake -- ca. 1906. Meatpacking -- 1907. "Life on the Mississippi," by Clifford Berryman -- 1908. "The House in Session (according to the minority point of view)," by Clifford Berryman -- 1908-1911. Lewis Hine, photographs for the National Child Labor Committee -- 1912. Sinking of the Titanic -- 1913. Income tax form 1040 -- 1913. Map showing schools and saloons in the District of Columbia -- 1914-1916. Public markets -- ca. 1917. Passport photos -- ca. 1917. World War I draft cards -- 1917-1919. World War I panoramas -- 1918. Cantigny -- 1918. Fruit stones for gas masks -- 1918. Influenza epidemic -- 1919. Women rivet heaters at Puget Sound Navy Yard -- 1919. 19th Amendment -- 1920. Charles Ponzi -- 1928. Rat infestation, Miller County, Arkansas -- 1928. Good will cruise to South America -- 1929. President Herbert Hoover's State of the Union -- ca. 1930. George Ackerman, photographs for the Agricultural Extension Service -- 1930-1932. Al Capone -- 1932. Bonus march -- 1932-1934. Construction of the National Archives Building, Washington, DC -- 1933. The banking crisis -- 1933. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address -- ca. 1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt tackles the Great Depression -- ca. 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) -- 1936-1942. Ansel Adams, photographs for the Department of the Interior -- 1936-1938. The Plow That Broke the Plains and The River -- 1940. Dorothea Lange, photographs for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics -- ca. 1940. Declarations of Intention -- 1941. Irving Rusinow, photographs of Taos County, New Mexico, for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics -- 1941. Pearl Harbor -- 1941. Proposed message to the Congress -- 1942. Nazi saboteurs -- 1942. Denying certain enemies access to the courts of the United States -- 1942. Japanese internment -- ca. 1943. World War II posters -- 1943. Wayne Miller, photographs of the USS Saratoga for the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit -- 1943. Navajo code talkers -- 1944. 332nd Fighter Group -- 1944. Women in wartime labor force -- 1944. Margie posters -- 1944. D-day -- 1945. Bridge at Remagen -- 1945. Iwo Jima -- 1945. Buchenwald Concentration Camp -- 1945. Holocaust-era assets -- 1945. End of war in Europe -- 1945. Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- 1946. Russell Lee, photographs for a medical survey of the bituminous coal industry -- 1947-1955. Marshall Plan -- 1947. The House Committee on Un-American Activities report on Ronald Reagan -- 1947. Capt. Charles E. Yeager, pilot's notes, 9th powered flight -- 1950. Korean War -- 1951. President Harry Truman's dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur -- ca. 1951. President Harry Truman -- ca. 1951. U.S. v. Julius Rosenberg, Ethel Rosenberg, et al -- 1952. Project Blue Book -- 1952. Dedication of the Charters of Freedom -- 1954. Hearings before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency -- 1954. Hernandez v. Texas -- 1955. Brown v. Board of Education -- ca. 1955. Atomic testing -- ca. 1955. Civil defense -- 1957. Little Rock -- 1962. Cuban Missile Crisis -- 1962. Eleanor Roosevelt's wallet -- 1963. President John F. Kennedy's visit to Berlin -- 1963. March on Washington -- 1963. Typed transcript of Lady Bird Johnson's audio diary from November 22, 1963 -- 1964. Civil Right Act of 1964 -- 1964. Gulf of Tonkin -- 1964. Letter to the U.S. Department of Labor -- 1965. Bond of John R. Cash -- 1965-1975. Vietnam War -- 1969. Apollo 11 -- 1972. President Richard Nixon in China -- 1972-1977. DOCUMERICA -- 1972-1974. Watergate -- 1974. President Richard Nixon's resignation -- 1974. President Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon -- 1975. Apollo-Soyuz test project -- 1976. Bicentennial of the United States -- 1978. Camp David summit -- 1980. Iranian hostage crisis -- 1980. Mount St. Helens -- 1985. Geneva summit -- 1987. Brandenburg Gate speech -- 1990. German reunification -- 1990-1991. 1991 Persian Gulf War -- 1993. North American Free Trade Agreement -- 1995. Oklahoma City bombing -- 2001. 9/11 -- 2001. Establishing the Office of Homeland Security -- 2001. USA PATRIOT Act, Public Law 107-56 -- 2009. Official tally from the joint session of Congress for the counting of the electoral votes
Control code
430736509
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780984103300
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009031920
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)430736509
Label
Records of our national life : American history at the National Archives, edited by Anne-Catherine Fallen and Kevin Osborn ; in collaboration with Maureen MacDonald and the archivists and staff of the National Archives, and Christina Gehring, Patty Reinert Mason, and Thora Colot ; foreword by Adrienne Thomas ; essays by Michael Beschloss ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Essays / Michael Beschloss ; Tom Brokaw ; Ken Burns ; John Carlin ; David McCullough ; Cokie Roberts ; Allen Weinstein ; Tom Wheeler ; Don W. Wilson -- Records of our national life. ca. 1762. Annotated map of the British colonies in North America -- 1775. Deposition of John Robins regarding hostilities at Lexington -- 1775. Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775 -- 1775. A proclamation by the king for suppressing rebellion and sedition -- 1775. The agreement of secrecy -- 1776. Lee Resolution -- 1776. Declaration of Independence -- 1778. Oaths of allegiance -- 1781. Articles of Confederation -- 1781. Plan of the attacks of York in Virginia by the allied armies of America and France -- 1781. Sarah Benjamin's eyewitness account of the surrender at Yorktown -- ca. 1782-ca. 1835. Frakturs, proof of birth and family heritage of Revolutionary War veterans -- 1783. Treaty of Paris -- 1785. Letter from John Adams, Minister to Britain,...reporting on his audience with King George III -- 1786. Seven ranges, township No. IX, second range -- 1787. Northwest ordinance -- 1787. George Washington's annotated copy of the first printed draft of the U.S. Constitution -- 1787. Constitution of the United States -- 1789. President George Washington's first inaugural address -- 1789. The Bill of Rights as passed by the Senate -- 1790. Petition from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, signed by Benjamin Franklin -- 1791. Memorial from Hannah Stephens requesting the release of her husband from prison in Algiers -- 1794. Eli Whitney's cotton gin patent drawing -- 1795. Design for the hulls of the USS Constellation and the USS Congress -- 1795. Treaty of Greenville, ratified Indian Treaty #23 -- 1799. Thomas Cooper's violation of the Sedition Act -- 1800. Congress moves to Washington -- 1801. Tally of electoral votes for the 1800 presidential election -- 1803. Louisiana Purchase -- 1803. Lewis and Clark Expedition -- 1804. Mediterranean passport guaranteeing safe passage for the vessel Mount Hope -- 1806. Zebulon Pike's notebook of maps, traverse tables, and meteorological observations -- 1814-1815. Defense of Fort McHenry -- 1818. Patent drawing of a raft -- 1820. Conference committee report on the Missouri Compromise Bill -- 1830. Congressman Davy Crockett's resolutions to abolish West Point -- 1831. Trial of Cadet Edgar Allan Poe -- 1834. Register of Cherokee Indians who have emigrated to the west of the Mississippi -- ca. 1834. Map of lands assigned to Indians, Western Territory -- 1836-1837. Gag Rule -- 1838. Petition from the women of Brookline, Massachusetts, praying that the Gag Rule be rescinded -- 1838. Gen. Winfield Scott's General Order No. 25 -- 1838-1841. Financial account of John Ross for transporting a detachment of emigrant Cherokee -- 1839-1841. The Amistad case -- 1839. U.S. Ex. Ex. Expedition, Seagull Harbour, Gretton Bay, Wollaston Island, Tierra del Fuego -- 1847. Plan of the battle ground of Contreras and its defenses -- 1848. Electromagnetic telegraph patent -- 1848. Gold rush -- 1848-1850. Westward expansion and the debate over slavery -- ca. 1851-ca. 1860. Lighthouse plans for Minot's Ledge, Massachusetts -- 1852. Diseño of land claim of Tomas Sanchez 1857-1862. Northwest boundary survey, landscape views by James Madison Alden -- ca. 1860-ca. 1865. Mathew Brady, photographs of Civil War-era personalities -- 1861. Fort Sumter -- 1861 Ordinance of secession of the Commonwealth of Virginia -- 1861-1865. Confederate currency -- 1861. Confederate States of America court record -- ca. 1860-ca. 1865. Mathew Brady, photographs of the Civil War -- 1862. After the Battle of Fredericksburg -- 1863. Emancipation Proclamation, Presidential Proclamation 95 -- ca. 1860-ca. 1865. Contraband camps -- 1863-1864. Black soldiers in the Civil War -- ca. 1861-ca. 1865. Cipher device -- 1864-1865. President Abraham Lincoln's telegrams -- 1864-1865. The end of the Civil War -- 1865. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln -- 1865-1866. Freedmen's Bureau Marriage records -- 1866. A petition for universal suffrage -- 1866. H.J.Res. 127. Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States -- 1867-1869. Timothy O'Sullivan, photographs for the 40th Parallel Survey -- 1868. Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson -- 1868. Alaska Purchase -- 1869. Joining the tracks for the first trasncontinental railroad, Promontory, Utah Territory -- 1871-1874. Timothy O'Sullivan, photographs for the Wheeler Survey -- 1876. Battle of Little Bighorn -- 1876. Deadwood, Dakota Territory -- 1879-1884. Homestead application -- 1886. Family with their covered wagon during the great western migration, Loup Valley, Nebraska -- 1889-1894. Oklahoma Territory -- 1894. Hopi (Moqui) petition asking the federal government to give them title to their lands -- 1895. Death of Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham -- 1895. Patent drawing for the Duryea road vehicle -- 1896. Wong Kim Ark -- 1897. Petition against the annexation of Hawaii -- 1899. Passenger manifest of immigrants on the SS Brasilia -- ca 1900. Ellis Island -- 1900. Boxer Rebellion --
  • ca. 1900. Thomas Edison patent infringement case -- 1901-1902. Russell W. Porter Arctic paintings -- 1902. Holland submarine -- 1903. The Wright brothers' aircraft -- 1906. San Francisco earthquake -- ca. 1906. Meatpacking -- 1907. "Life on the Mississippi," by Clifford Berryman -- 1908. "The House in Session (according to the minority point of view)," by Clifford Berryman -- 1908-1911. Lewis Hine, photographs for the National Child Labor Committee -- 1912. Sinking of the Titanic -- 1913. Income tax form 1040 -- 1913. Map showing schools and saloons in the District of Columbia -- 1914-1916. Public markets -- ca. 1917. Passport photos -- ca. 1917. World War I draft cards -- 1917-1919. World War I panoramas -- 1918. Cantigny -- 1918. Fruit stones for gas masks -- 1918. Influenza epidemic -- 1919. Women rivet heaters at Puget Sound Navy Yard -- 1919. 19th Amendment -- 1920. Charles Ponzi -- 1928. Rat infestation, Miller County, Arkansas -- 1928. Good will cruise to South America -- 1929. President Herbert Hoover's State of the Union -- ca. 1930. George Ackerman, photographs for the Agricultural Extension Service -- 1930-1932. Al Capone -- 1932. Bonus march -- 1932-1934. Construction of the National Archives Building, Washington, DC -- 1933. The banking crisis -- 1933. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address -- ca. 1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt tackles the Great Depression -- ca. 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) -- 1936-1942. Ansel Adams, photographs for the Department of the Interior -- 1936-1938. The Plow That Broke the Plains and The River -- 1940. Dorothea Lange, photographs for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics -- ca. 1940. Declarations of Intention -- 1941. Irving Rusinow, photographs of Taos County, New Mexico, for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics -- 1941. Pearl Harbor -- 1941. Proposed message to the Congress -- 1942. Nazi saboteurs -- 1942. Denying certain enemies access to the courts of the United States -- 1942. Japanese internment -- ca. 1943. World War II posters -- 1943. Wayne Miller, photographs of the USS Saratoga for the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit -- 1943. Navajo code talkers -- 1944. 332nd Fighter Group -- 1944. Women in wartime labor force -- 1944. Margie posters -- 1944. D-day -- 1945. Bridge at Remagen -- 1945. Iwo Jima -- 1945. Buchenwald Concentration Camp -- 1945. Holocaust-era assets -- 1945. End of war in Europe -- 1945. Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- 1946. Russell Lee, photographs for a medical survey of the bituminous coal industry -- 1947-1955. Marshall Plan -- 1947. The House Committee on Un-American Activities report on Ronald Reagan -- 1947. Capt. Charles E. Yeager, pilot's notes, 9th powered flight -- 1950. Korean War -- 1951. President Harry Truman's dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur -- ca. 1951. President Harry Truman -- ca. 1951. U.S. v. Julius Rosenberg, Ethel Rosenberg, et al -- 1952. Project Blue Book -- 1952. Dedication of the Charters of Freedom -- 1954. Hearings before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency -- 1954. Hernandez v. Texas -- 1955. Brown v. Board of Education -- ca. 1955. Atomic testing -- ca. 1955. Civil defense -- 1957. Little Rock -- 1962. Cuban Missile Crisis -- 1962. Eleanor Roosevelt's wallet -- 1963. President John F. Kennedy's visit to Berlin -- 1963. March on Washington -- 1963. Typed transcript of Lady Bird Johnson's audio diary from November 22, 1963 -- 1964. Civil Right Act of 1964 -- 1964. Gulf of Tonkin -- 1964. Letter to the U.S. Department of Labor -- 1965. Bond of John R. Cash -- 1965-1975. Vietnam War -- 1969. Apollo 11 -- 1972. President Richard Nixon in China -- 1972-1977. DOCUMERICA -- 1972-1974. Watergate -- 1974. President Richard Nixon's resignation -- 1974. President Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon -- 1975. Apollo-Soyuz test project -- 1976. Bicentennial of the United States -- 1978. Camp David summit -- 1980. Iranian hostage crisis -- 1980. Mount St. Helens -- 1985. Geneva summit -- 1987. Brandenburg Gate speech -- 1990. German reunification -- 1990-1991. 1991 Persian Gulf War -- 1993. North American Free Trade Agreement -- 1995. Oklahoma City bombing -- 2001. 9/11 -- 2001. Establishing the Office of Homeland Security -- 2001. USA PATRIOT Act, Public Law 107-56 -- 2009. Official tally from the joint session of Congress for the counting of the electoral votes
Control code
430736509
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780984103300
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009031920
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)430736509

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