Obama's grand narrative may unite his country but divide the world. His chances of remaking America are good. Restoring US leadership in a multipolar global system will be harder (By Garton Ash, The Guardian.
Making of America
"Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection contains approximately
1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts." Maintained at the University of Michigan.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
An exhibit organized by the Library of Congress, which tells the story of religion in America from the time of the first white settlers to c.1840.
National Museum of the American Indian
"The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an Act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice. The museum's collections span more than 10,000 years of Native heritage, from ancient stone Clovis points to modern silkscreen prints. About 70 percent of the one million objects in the collections represent cultures in the United States and Canada; 30 percent represent cultures in Mexico and Central and South America."
Obama, by Rev. Lowery Inauguration benediction. Transcript. (Tuesday January 20, 2009)
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