Culture Documents

Stories that reflect how societies think, behave, believe, dress, create art, and work give us a window into diverse cultures.

When Mary Elizabeth Jenkins - the future Mary Surratt - was twelve years old, her mother sent her to a Catholic boarding school in Alexandria.  I...

The Burning of Holland details eye-witness accounts of the historic fire in Holland Michigan on October 9, 1871. Click on the image for a better view...

Account of Slaves Sold in Barbados, on the 26th of February, 1685.  Click the image to expand its view. The UK National Archives provides a key ...

This is the first page of Hitler's Political Testament.  He dictated it to his secretary, Traudl Junge, in his bunker on (it is believed) the 29t...

This is the fourth page of Hitler's Political Testament.  He dictated it to his secretary, Traudl Junge, not long before he committed suicide. T...

This is the fifth page of Hitler's Political Testament which he dictated shortly before his death.  Translated into English, it says: That fro...

This is the last page of Part One of Hitler's Political Testament.  He dictated this document to his secretary, Traudl Junge, not long before he ...

Image of a New York Times press article entitled: CZAR'S HEIR HAS BLEEDING DISEASE This story was originally published in London on No...

Image of a Harper's Weekly article published on February 9, 1861 called Now ready - American slavery Justified, by Reverend Samuel Seabury, ...

This map, of first-century Jerusalem, depicts the location of the Temple on the east side of the city.  The Antonia Fortress, a garrison for Roma...

This extract, from Appendix F in E.P. Evan's book The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals, reflects the trial of a pig in 1266.&nbs...

Ann Maria Jackson, and her seven children, escaped slavery and made it to Canada.  William Still includes their story in his book, The Undergroun...

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