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Freedom Fighter Issue Date: 02-07-1999

Cool Spots imageAs an early father of the civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass' impact on American history has been enormous. Born a slave, he broke free of his shackles and went on to become a highly respected abolitionist, human rights activist, author and orator. At American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass, you'll find an exhibit that explores his many achievements and reforms. Cry freedom at www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/douglass to learn about the Underground Railroad, the raid on Harper's Ferry and his meetings with John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. An image gallery contains pictures of Douglass, while the timeline takes you from his days as a servant and laborer to his political triumphs. It's time to meet the myth, the legend and the man!

Visit: www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/douglass
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Drilling For Dollars Issue Date: 01-24-1999

Cool Spots imageBetween 1863 and 1911, John D. Rockefeller conquered and ruled the American oil industry, and now you can find out how. Drill for your fortune at The John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil Co. Web site, www.micheloud.com/FXM/SO. The site is an exhaustive resource on the golden era of oil, covering everything from the discovery of oil to the rise of the Standard Oil Co. to the Sherman Antitrust Act. The site's photos, biographies and letters will bring the reality of the oil era straight to your computer. From government laws to museums and galleries, the legacy of this chapter in history is still being felt today. Rockefeller used industrial spying, monopoly tactics and codes of silence to build his fortune. This could be the slickest site on the Web! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.micheloud.com/FXM/SO
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Ancient Americans Issue Date: 12-20-1998

Cool Spots imageTo the ancient Anasazi, a "sipapu" was a passageway to the Lower World of their spiritual ancestors. Today, Sipapu at http://sipapu.gsu.edu is your passageway to learn about the customs and traditions of these early Native Americans, the prehistoric ancestors of the Pueblo people of the Southwestern United States. Explore a Chaco Anasazi "great house" or step down into a prehistoric "great kiva," a subterranean ceremonial chamber. As a virtual archaeologist, you can inspect ancient pottery and artifacts these ancient Americans used in their daily lives. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: http://sipapu.gsu.edu
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The Spirit of Florence Issue Date: 12-20-1998

Cool Spots imageThe Renaissance remains one of the most memorable eras of European history. Meet the explorers, philosophers and architects who brought Europe out of the Middle Ages and into an age of intellectual freedom and adventure. Go back in time to www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance and relive the sites and sounds of this golden age. From Galileo's work in astronomy and physics to the music of Gilles Binchois and Guillaume Dufay. The site is loaded with hands-on activities, demonstrating everything from the dangers of trading spices on the high seas to the puzzle of the seashell spiral. There's also a section dedicated to the Italian city of Florence, thought to be the model of Renaissance culture. The site is literally a classic!

Visit: www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance
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Wonder Women Issue Date: 12-13-1998

Cool Spots imageThe National Museum of Women's History in Washington, D.C., celebrates the historic contributions of American women and explores their diverse heritage. March down to the museum's Web site at www.nmwh.org and discover how women's achievements have paved the way for future generations. At the women's suffrage exhibit, you'll take an in-depth journey through a timeline of this momentous cause, complete with an impressive gallery of images and photos.

Visit: www.nmwh.org
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