Laura Plantation - Slave Registry, primary source documents that detail slaves and the prices in 2003, also has the prices from 1808. Site has other primary source documents and photos that can be used in AP US History
'Four-year-old Mary shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. She also tends the baby when she's not working! The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns 1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana. 1911.'
in the early 1950s programs were started to issue dog-tags to children. There was concern that in the event of a surprise atomic attack it would be difficult to identify the millions of children killed while at school.
Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark Air Base (Philippines) to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California