The Observer was a weekly newspaper published by the Command Information Division of the U.S. Military Assistance Command’s Office of Information. It was the official organ of the Military Assistance Command, and it carried official news about and for American troops in Vietnam. It was carefully edited to make certain it did not print news articles favorable to the communist enemy. The Military Assistance Command spread more than 80,000 weekly Observers among all points in Vietnam in which American troops were domiciled.
This collection of periodicals from 1821 to 1837 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.
This collection of periodicals from 1838 to 1852 reveals a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences and life on the western frontier were daily realities.
This collection of periodicals from 1866 to 1912 reflects a nation that persevered through a difficult set of circumstances and provides overage of broad subject areas that reach into every facet of American life.
This audio archive has 57,000 tracks of songs by and about, miners, immigrants, slaves, American Indians, pioneers, and cowboys. The Civil Rights movement, political campaigns, anti-war protests, and other events are included. Also here is a vast collection of African-American Songs from blues, jazz, gospel, ragtime, and other traditions.
These full-text source documents describe exploration and encounters since 1600 in the New World. The documents are searchable by tribe encountered, explorer name, place, environmental setting, images, flora and fauna. Jesuit Relations is one of the sources.
A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. The database contains more than 32,000 entries. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750."
The National Farm Workers Ministry (NFWM) began in earnest in 1920 as the California Migrant Ministry (CMM) and acted as a charity service aimed at providing migrant workers with aid in procuring medical services, day care, clothing and food. During the 1960’s, The United Farm Workers Union leader, Cesar Chavez, urged the various religious and spiritual communities to alter the message from ministry to justice. In response, the NFWM brought together national religious denominations, state councils of churches, religious orders, congregations and all concerned individuals to support fundamental changes in the life and working conditions of migrant farm workers.
Here are full-text letters, diaries, interviews, and oral histories documenting the immigration experiences of 2,100 people from 1800-1950. Search this by nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, age, or occupation. Also included are immigrant guides, audio recordings and images of political cartoons.
An online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s; based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana – A Dictionary of Books Relating to America From its Discovery to the Present Time.
This edition of the Scholar’s Edition of Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 includes document projects and primary authors. It also includes book, film and website reviews; teaching tools; a dictionary of social movements and organizations; and a chronology of U.S. women’s history.
Features expertly selected open primary source documents. Users will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom
This collection contains materials on civil rights, the development of civil rights policy, and the debate over civil rights legislation during the administration of President George H.W. Bush and during his tenure as vice president. Contents of this collection includes memoranda, talking points, correspondence, legal briefs, transcripts, news summaries, draft legislation, statements of administration policy (SAP’s), case histories, legislative histories and news-clippings covering a broad range of civil rights issues.
The Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection from the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center is a unique resource for the study of the era of the American civil rights movement. Included here are transcriptions of close to 700 interviews with those who made history in the struggles for voting rights, against discrimination in housing, for the desegregation of the schools, to expose racism in hiring, in defiance of police brutality, and to address poverty in the African American communities.
One of the darker chapters in American history and one of the lesser discussed events of World War II was the forced internment, during the war, of an important segment of the American population-persons of Japanese descent. This collection, consisting of 25 individual titles, documents life in the internment camps.
This publication consists of the testimony and documents from more than 750 witnesses: Japanese Americans and Aleuts who had lived through the events of WWII, former government officials who ran the internment program, public figures, internees, organizations such as the Japanese American Citizens League, interested citizens, historians, and other professionals who had studied the subjects of the Commission’s inquiry.