Spending a Moment at Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Table

Image of people from different cultures having Thanksgiving Dinner with Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Thomas Nast, 1869

Given the many discussions that have taken place during this past year about diversity, equality, and the need to understand one another and work toward a more unified world, I think this image from Thomas Nast illustrates what could be.

May you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Teaching Mathematics Using Primary Sources: Data Mining, 1880s Style, Part 2

This post was written by Peter DeCraene, the 2020-21 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress. This is one of several posts about using mathematics to develop and analyze data representations found in primary sources. Statistical atlases contain a wealth of data and data representations that can be used to connect mathematics […]