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Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

This database covers U.S. involvement in the Vietnam region from the early days of the Kennedy administration, through the escalation of the war during the Johnson administration, to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973. Along the way, documents in this module trace the actions and decisions at the highest levels of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, Associated Press reporters, and members of the U.S. Armed forces, including the Marines and the Military Assistance Command Vietnam. The strong collections also highlight all of the most important foreign policy issues facing the U.S. between 1960 and 1975.

An important feature of this module is the records of the Associated Press's Saigon Bureau. Over 40 years ago, as Saigon was falling to the communists and the U.S. was evacuating Vietnam, Peter Arnett saved the records of the AP's Saigon Bureau and brought them back to the United States. Until ProQuest scanned them and digitized them in History Vault, they were never before available to the public. Other key collections in this module include records of the Military Assistance and Advisory Command, Vietnam (MACV); General William Westmoreland Papers, and National Security Files from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford administrations.

Type
Text Collection
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Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.

Highlights of the Europe and Latin America module include international reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion, East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany; U.S. meetings with Soviet leaders; settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in Texas and Mexico, Cuban sugar industry, and student unrest and demonstrations, especially in Mexico and Panama.

The countries covered in the Europe and Latin America module are Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany); Germany (focusing on Berlin); Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41484
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American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American Politics and Society
Description

An exceptional compilation of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies as well as records from federal agencies ranging from the EPA to the FBI. Issues covered span women's rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, the War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials. Kennedy files include documents from the 1960 presidential campaign, correspondence between the president and federal personnel, Pierre Salinger's daily press briefings, transcripts of presidential press conferences, and oral histories of key Kennedy cabinet members as well as senators and representatives.

The Johnson administration collections chronicle the seven years of tumult and unparalleled change from the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the War on Poverty to civil unrest and fighting in Vietnam. Of particular note is the Confidential File from the Johnson White House Central Files.

Nixon administration materials consist of Nixon's White House files as well as a collection of the official transcripts of proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the four major Watergate-related trials.

Some of the individual sub-collections include:

Aeronautics and Space Reports to the Congress, 1958-1984

Appointment Book of President Kennedy, 1961-1963

Associated Press, Wire Copy on the Assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1963-1977, Parts 1-2

Confidential File of the Johnson White House, 1963-1969, Parts 1-2

Daily Diary of President Johnson, 1963-1969

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1963-1969: Official History and Documents, Parts 1-2

Environmental Protection Agency: Records on the Health and Ecological Effects of Pollution, 1971-1977

FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee

FBI Files on the Weather Underground Organization

John F. Kennedy 1960 Campaign, Parts 1-2

Johnson Administration's Response to Anti-Vietnam War Activities, Parts 1-2

President's Commission on Campus Unrest, Part 1: Executive Files

Records of the Department of Justice: The Cabinet Committee on Drug Law Enforcement, 1976-1977

Records of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, 1970-1973

Records of the National Council on Indian Opportunity, 1968-1974

War on Poverty, Parts 1-5

Watergate in Court, Parts 1-4

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41472
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American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American politics and society, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes, Documents collected by the office of Indian affairs, Miscellaneous documents relating to Indian affairs
Description

American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971 brings together several collections of documents covering American Indian interactions with white settlers, the U.S. government, and within and among Indian tribes, during the 19th and 20th centuries. Notably, the collection includes the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its Central Classified Files, as well as the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes.

In addition, the collection incorporates the Chicago History Museum Collections on American Indians and the American West, covering exploration and expansion from 1754-1899 through diaries and correspondence, financial accounts and legal documents. This collection is divided into eight series including American Fur Company, Jeremiah Porter Diaries, and the Story of the Winnebagoes, among others.

Other subcollections include case files of military courts and commissions from the Indian removal activities of the U.S. Army, Reports of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, and documents from the Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the Indian.

 

 

Type
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41203
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C19: The Nineteenth Century Index

Alternative Titles
19th-century Index
Nineteenth-century short title catalogue
19th-century short title catalogue
NSTC
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)
Periodicals Index Online
Periodicals Archive Online
British Periodicals Collection
American Periodicals Series
Niles' Register
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Congressional Serial Set
American State Papers
Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Palmer's Index to the Times
The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism
Description

C19: The 19th-Century Index is an integrated bibliographic resource for discovering 19th-century books, periodicals, official records, newspapers, and archives. Records in C19 come from the following sources:

The Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC)

Chadwyck Healey's The Nineteenth Century microform project at the British Library

Poole's Index to Periodical Literature

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)

Periodicals Index Online and Periodicals Archive Online (1790-1919)

British Periodicals Collections I and II (covering 1790-1931)

American Periodicals Series (1770-1919)

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811-1849

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1801-1900)

Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Palmer's Index to the Times (1890-1905)

The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
1790-1919
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39991
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CQ Roll Call

Alternative Titles
Legislative Service
Type
Database
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
We subscribe to the Transcript & Testimony service as well as the Legislative Tracking service which includes: Amendment Text Bill Chronology Bill Comparison Bill Text Committee Reports Congressional Record CQ Archives CQ BillAnalysis CQ Bills Dashboard CQ BillTrack CQ Committee Coverage CQ Committee Rosters CQ Committee Dashboard CQ Custom Vote Reports CRS Bill Digest Federal Register Floor Votes Public Law Text U.S. Code
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Human Rights Studies Online

Alternative Titles
HRO
Human Rights Online
Description

It includes more than 10,400 pages of archival materials; over 2,300 published monographs totaling more than 37,000 pages; 241 complete videos; more than 3,000 pages of reports, journal articles, and other full-text items; more than 1,000 images (most from The Getty); and nearly 700 links to vetted, important external websites.

Type
Images
Text Collection
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38739
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Foreign Relations between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

Alternative Titles
Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations
Description

Originally microfilmed as Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations, this collection provides unique perspectives for the study of Latin American and Caribbean international relations. This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations between the U.S. and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular,  it documents the U.S. shift to maintain its influence in Latin America through Pan-Americanism, support for strong local leaders, the training of national guards, economic and cultural penetration, Export-Import Bank loans, financial supervision, and political subversion.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1930-1944
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33431
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Foreign Relations between Latin American and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

Alternative Titles
Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations
Description

This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations of states, including diplomatic and consular representation and bilateral treaties, conventions and agreements for the following countries/regions: Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indian Republics.

Documents in this collection span the period 1930 through 1944, focusing heavily on various events, people and political movements, including:

  • The rise of Fascism and Falangism
  • The effects of the worldwide depression
  • Mexican oil and nationalization
  • Central America and the "banana republics"
  • FDR's Good Neighbor Policy
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1930-1944
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33429
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CQ US Political Stats

Alternative Titles
CQ Political Stats
CQ Stats
Sage Stats
Political Stats
Description

CQ US Political Stats contains political data such as voting and elections results from a variety of sources including: CQ Roll Call, the Census, the Federal Election Commission, Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Supreme Court Compendium, America Votes, and CQ Alamanac. There are 5 different visualizations available including maps, bar charts, stacked bar charts, line charts and pie charts. 

Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33389
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