Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Clara Barton

There's an interesting government document that should be arriving in most depository libraries entitled The Life of Clara Barton: A Chronology, 1821-1912. It is put out by the Clara Barton National Historic Site which is administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway as part of the National Park Service publications. It appears to be online at http://www.nps.gov/clba/forkids/chron1.htm. To get to the parts after 1860, you must click on the links at the bottom of the page. While the resource lacks documentation, it is an interesting read and does show how to incorporate other history and social history into a person's life to give a fuller picture of that person and how he or she fits into history.

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