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View Resource The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s

Created by Professor Al Filreis as an accompaniment to his course at the University of Pennsylvania, this site is valuable both as a teaching resource and as an excellent collection of 1950s literature and iconography. Filreis's wide-ranging assortment of readings from the 1950s, arranged alphabetically, is an excellent peek into the culture and mentality of the period. Users can view election...
View Resource The Mark Twain House

While the mention of Mark Twain may make one think of drifting along the Mississippi, the noted American author and curmudgeon wrote most of his famous works while living in this home in Hartford, Connecticut. Visitors to the site can take a virtual tour of the house, which is also notable for having one of the few remaining Tiffany-designed interiors. The site also has several activities for...