DAR American History Essay - Resources 24/7

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LaurenJoan

Picture of young girl stitching an American flag during colonial times

It's that time of year - September brings a new school year and a new DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) American History Essay Contest - huzzah! Let's hear it for the UNSUNG heroes -

From the DAR:

2012–2013 Topic: Focus on the often unrecognized people and groups, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and others who provided military, patriotic, and public service in support of the American Revolution. Describe a particular person or group and how they supported the cause for American Independence. Explain why it is especially important to honor the unsung heroes and often forgotten patriots.

Title of Essay (to appear on the title page): "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence"

The unsung and forgotten - how do you find information on them? With Santa Clara County Library District 24/7 Database and Ebook access of course!

Try these on for size - all you need is your library card, pin number and internet access on a computer and you are ready to research:

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries - including -

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online for Kids (e-book)

World Book Encyclopedia (e-book)

History & Social Sciences - including -

American Revolution Reference Library by Gale Virtual Reference

Dictionary of American History (e-book)

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents, 2012

Biography Collection Complete

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