Picturing United States History: An Interactive Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence is a digital project based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. This website provides online "Lessons in Looking," a guide to Web resources, forums, essays, reviews, and classroom activities to help teachers incorporate visual evidence into their classrooms. The Picturing U.S. History site will also serve as a clearing house for teachers interested in incorporating visual documents into their U.S. history, American studies, American literature, or other humanities courses.

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Picturing the Great Depression and New Deal – Labor

The United States labor movement grew rapidly in the 1930s with the enabling legislation of the New Deal. The new Congress of Industrial Organizations (1938) reached out to many workers not served by the more conservative American Federation of Labor, oriented to defending the prerogatives of skilled white male workers. Sit-down strikes were a galvanizing […]