1912: Competing Visions for America

The 1912 presidential election was a significant and substantive discussion about the future of the United States. The four major presidential nominees offered choices unimagined in today's political world. They fought in a more contentious, combative, and violent political culture than today's voters could tolerate. These pages are about those events, and the vision for the future of democracy that they represented.

American Newspapers and the Media

The videos in this collection are a result of digital projects created by Ohio State University students in Professor Lilia Fernandez's History 4015: Research in Modern U.S. History course in the spring of 2015.

Arctic Sovereignty and The Cold War

As a consequence of U.S.-Soviet Cold War tensions, the 1950s saw an intimate defense cooperation between Canada and the United States. Facing potential nuclear attacks via the Arctic, the United States pressed for the construction of radar stations across the Canadian Arctic. The resultant Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line) was to monitor the Arctic airspace and deter and provide advance notice of potential attacks.

Beyond Thucydides: an interactive exploration of the Peloponnesian War

Created and developed by Amanda Morton

This map project is designed to provide an interactive exploration of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. Users can travel along a virtual timeline of the events of 431-404 by tracking the dates associated with each polis and area, or they may choose to visit select cities for more specific and localized information.

Biomimicry: A History

by Wyatt Schreiner

view of spaceWhile humans have only studied biomimicry for the past half century, the earth has been developing efficient methods of life for 3.8 billion years. Our planet is the oldest and wisest teacher we could ask for. However throughout our extremely short history we have not exactly seen eye to eye with the earth. It is because of this that we are experiencing changes in the climate that will prove detrimental to our future.

Cartoons for United States History

An interesting collection of historical political cartoons from The Ram's Horn, The Verdict, and cartoons from the presidency of William McKinley

Child Labor and Child Labor Reform in American History

From the Child Labor Bulletin (7 volumes published between June 1912 to February 1919 by the National Child Labor Committee); includes Mr. Coals' Story and The Story of My Cotton Dress as well as images from the Child Labor Bulletin

Civil War Battlefield Medicine

The deadliest thing that faced the Civil War soldier was disease. For every soldier who died in battle, two died of disease. In particular, intestinal complaints such as dysentery and diarrhea claimed many lives. In fact, diarrhea and dysentery alone claimed more men than did battle wounds.