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Library of Congress Online Exhibit: Books that Shaped America

Jack Kerouac, courtesy of Wikimedia

Jack Kerouac, courtesy of Wikimedia

The Library of Congress hosts a great online exhibit: Books that Shaped America. If you’re an English or Social Studies teacher or simply a bibliophile, the online exhibition will provide a greater appreciation of how literature impacted American politics and culture. The exhibit includes items such as Noah Webster’s Grammatical Institute, the Federalist¬†Essays, Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road¬†(published 43 years ago today), and more.

The exhibit is open through the end of September.