Finding reliable sources for a historical investigation can be a challenge. To address this, historians at the University of Glasgow have created the History in Schools website (www.gla.ac.uk/historyinschools). The site contains links to transcribed primary sources and the latest scholarly papers. Although published journal articles usually sit behind paywalls, academics can share pre-publication versions of their research papers. The History in Schools site provides easy links to downloadable papers on a university database. In US history, for example, papers are available on the Republican Party in 1967, the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940 and the anti-monopoly movement in twentieth-century America.
American history also features on a new podcast series produced by Glasgow historians and educators via Apple, Spotify and Podbean. Podcasting the Past launched last year with six episodes on American history from 1918 to 1968, with more topics to follow. The first episodes include discussion of immigration to the USA in the 1920s, the Wall Street crash and the ensuing economic crisis, the New Deal, and the development of the civil rights movement up to 1968. These engaging podcasts pair academics and school teachers for lively discussions.
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