Yazoo Land Fraud in Primary sources

C.H. Warren Illustration of the Burning of the Yazoo Act, MS 1675.
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Scandal, corruption, and political intrigue—no, this is not another blog post about the 2016 presidential election. The scandal under discussion in this blog dates back to the 1780s and 1790s. The Yazoo Land Fraud centered around the issue of what Georgia should do with its vast western territories which spanned most of modern-day Alabama and…

National History Day Award Winning Performance on Mary Musgrove

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Sophia’s Schoolhouse is proud to present Devin Snyder and Mercy Koehler’s gold-medal-winning project, “Mary Musgrove: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in the Life of an Indian Princess.” The first-place prize was awarded at the 2016 National History Day competition held recently at the University of Maryland, with the theme “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.” National History Day…

Episode 31: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Manuscript Collection

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Join Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern Sarah as she researches the Civil Rights Movement. In this two-minute video, Sarah shares her experience using manuscript collections. Click here to view Sarah’s Research Journal entry for this video. In her journal, you will learn more about the Savannah Protest Movement and her experiences researching at the Georgia…

Episode 30: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Microfilm

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Join Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern Sarah as she researches the Civil Rights Movement. In this two-minute video, Sarah shares her experience using microfilm to find newspaper articles about the Savannah Protest Movement. Follow the link below the video to learn more about Sarah’s experience and the Savannah Protest Movement. Click here to view Sarah’s…

Episode 29: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Vertical Files

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Join Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern Sarah as she researches the Civil Rights Movement. In this two-minute video, Sarah shares her experience using vertical files. Follow the link below the video to learn more about Sarah’s experience and the Savannah Protest Movement. Click here to view Sarah’s Research Journal entry for this video. In her…

Episode 28: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Main Collection

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Join Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern Sarah as she researches the Civil Rights Movement. In this three-minute video, Sarah begins her research using online tools and the GHS main collection. Visit schoolhouse.georgiahistory.com for more information about Sarah’s experience and the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. Follow the link below the video to see the results…