Events Documents

Disasters and breakthroughs in the progress of civilization capture our attention and prepare us to understand our world in new ways.

In 1704, Britain imposed “Penal Laws” which governed the conduct of Irish Catholics. Over the decades, those restrictive laws substantiall...

Britain imposed "Penal Laws" on Irish Catholics in 1704.  This image highlights some of the more onerous laws which adversely impacted Irish-Cath...

Liao Cheng-Chih was the Vice-Chair of the China Peace Committee in 1964.  On the 20th of July, that year, he addressed a rally during which he in...

Image of a facsimilie copy of the Abdication Letter that Tsar Nicholas II was forced to sign.

Image of a facsimilie copy of the Abdication Letter that Tsar Nicholas II was forced to sign.

Known as a great emancipator for slaves, Abraham Lincoln took a different view regarding Native Americans when he issued an Executive Order for Navajo...

This document, one of America's top treasures, is Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address.  The edits are in the President's own handwriting.Th...

This image depicts Abraham Lincoln's original letter (dated May 23, 1860) in which he accepts his party's nomination as candidate for President of the...

America elected Abraham Lincoln as their 16th President on the 6th of November, 1860.  The United States was on the verge of Civil War, at the ti...

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 ...

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