“(Jefferson) had a rambling, vacant look and nothing of that firm, collected deportment which I expected.” Between 1789-1791, Senator William Maclay of Pennsylvania penned his first-person views of the day-by-day happenings of the First Senate of the United States. Personal … Continue reading
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19th Century Masterfile is the first stop for researching pre-1930 materials. NCM aggregates all kinds of indexes to books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents and patents into a single resource. It is 'due diligence' for historians, making sure no stone is unturned. Learn more ...
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In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, life underwent a considerable change for much of the British population. The industrial revolution completely shifted how people understood work and the opportunities available to them. The economic implications of industrialization were … Continue reading