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Power of music

[Detail] Power of music

Specific artifacts (images, manuscripts, maps, sound files) with analysis tools help students think like historians about a particular historical event or phenomenon.

  • Portrait of a musician, U.S. Cavalry

    Civil War Music

    Sound files, sheet music, photographs, letters and maps help students better understand the American Civil War through study of the popular song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."

  • Louis Armstrong

    Harlem Renaissance

    Photographs, authors' drafts, sheet music, an audio recording, and newspaper articles let students explore the artistic and literary legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.