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History Day - by Subject

Examples of resources, arranged by broad subjects, from previous Connecticut History Day competitions

African Americans

Resources for History Day.

These are only examples.

Terminology & Usage Disclaimer

Please be advised that some of these resources--particularly those created in previous eras--contain descriptions for ancestral, racial, ethnic, and gender identity that may be offensive or harmful to individuals investigating these records, and are considered inappropriate to use in modern times. The descriptions and treatment of historically marginalized groups, women, and animals may be upsetting. Also, please note that inclusion in this subject guide does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views therein--we encourage investigators to use their own judgment when evaluating books, websites, articles, documents, and other resources.

Archives

Archives

These are examples of some of the resources available from the Connecticut State Archives.

Much of this information is not available online. It is recommended to contact the History & Genealogy desk before coming to visit, as items need to be pulled from secured collections.


CSL Resources

Connecticut State Library (CSL) Resources

These are a few examples of items found at the Connecticut State Library (CSL), with a focus on unique items.

Books

Books, Documents, etc.

Selected items  to highlight our collection.

Newspapers, Newsletter, etc,

Newspapers, Newsletter, etc.

Databases, Articles

These only a few suggestions. See also our complete list.

Many subscription databases require a card from the Connecticut State Library for remote access.

Other Institutions - Connecticut

Other Institutions - Connecticut

Other Institutions

Other Institutions

National Archives (NARA)

Government Publishing Office (GPO)

National Park Service (NPS)

Congress

Library of Congress (LOC)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Other Libraries

Additional

Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall

Slavery

Slavery

This section focuses on slavery in what is now U.S.A. Resources might be listed in other sections - such as, for example, Amistad.

Connecticut

Other Institutions

Library of Congress

Amistad Trial

Amistad Trial

First check our research guide:

Then check under the Law & Courts page.

Black Panthers

Black Panthers

See page under Law & Courts

KKK and Other Hate Groups

KKK and Other Hate Groups

Pullman Strike

Pullman Strike

Military

Military

Both African Americans serving in the military and their interactions with military.

Books, Documents, etc.

Newspapers, Newsletters, etc.

Other Institutions

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers

Other Institutions

The Philippine War

Following the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish American War in December of 1898, the United States took control of the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

Court Cases

Major Legal Cases

These are not all the significant court cases. This guide is based on past History Day topics researched at the Connecticut State Library.

See also boxes for specific cases.

Connecticut

See also resources for Amistad, Prudence Crandall, and Sheff v. O'Neill

Federal

  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
    • upheld Jim Crow laws - separate but equal
    • Justice John Marshal Harlan dissented
  • Cumming v. Richmond (Ga.) County Board of Education (1899)
  • Gong Lum v. Rice (1927)
    • student of Chinese descent barred from "white: school.
  • Murray v. Maryland (1936)
  • Missouri ex rel Gaines v. Canada (1938)
  • Sweat v. Painter (1950)
  • McLaurin v. Oklahoma Board of Regents of Higher Education (1950)
  • Brown v. Board of Education (1954, 1955)
    • Made up of five cases: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA.), Bolling v. Sharpe, and Gebhart v. Ethel.
    • Separate is not equal

Voting & Elections

Voting & Elections - African Americans

See other boxes and pages for items already listed.

Other Institutions

Terminology & Usage Disclaimer

Please be advised that some of these resources--particularly those created in previous eras--contain descriptions for ancestral, racial, ethnic, and gender identity that may be offensive or harmful to individuals investigating these records, and are considered inappropriate to use in modern times. The descriptions and treatment of historically marginalized groups, women, and animals may be upsetting. Also, please note that inclusion in this subject guide does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views therein--we encourage investigators to use their own judgment when evaluating books, websites, articles, documents, and other resources.

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