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Operation Blissful

Operation Blissful - A battalion of U.S. Marines lured Japanese troops away from a key U.S. target during World War II in the South Pacific—with a bit of help from Lt. John F. Kennedy.

In Freedom's Shadow

In Freedom's Shadow - Renty Greaves was a slave in South Carolina, but after the Civil War he rose to prominence as a lucrative business leader and elected official in the only state to have a black majority in the legislature during Reconstruction.

DocsTeach, a new online tool for teachers.

DocsTeach - The National Archives' newest teaching tool puts primary source documents into the hands of students and teachers around the world through a rich, interactive online environment.


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In the Magazine

  • A Very Few Good Nurses
  • New Life for WPA Art
  • Authors on the Record: The Venus Fixers
  • Foundation for the National Archives
  • Pieces of History: Lizzie Borden took a . . . trip

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