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National History Day Resources - 2019 Truimph & Tragedy
This page is intended to serve as a guide to the library's resources that may help in your 2019 NHD research.
Details the building of the Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1935 with stories that portray the human involvement in its construction. Features interviews with the people who planned and built the dam and their experiences on the wild river during the Great Depression in the hot desert of southern Nevada.
Archival photographs and text describe the history behind the Uniion Pacific Railroad Company and the Central Pacific Railroad Company to build a transcontinental railroad, discussing the men who owned the companies, those who worked on the railroad and more.
An account of the bombings of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in September, 1963. Draws on primary-source documents to describe how the racially motivated bombings that killed six children led to passage of the 1964 civil rights legislation.
He was a child of royalty, born and raised to defend tradition. But his African name - Rolihlahla, meaning "tree shaker" - hinted at a very different future. Nelson Mandela would spend most of his life shaking his country to its roots. In South Africa, Europeans had invented a bizarre system called apartheid. Merciless laws kept power and wealth in the hands of whites, who treated the Africans as foreigners in their own lands. For challenging this cruel system, Mandela would be condemned as his country's most notorious outlaw and imprisoned for twenty-seven years. He would emerge to lead a peaceful revolution, becoming the father of a new South Africa and one of the world's most inspiring heroes. This is his story.