Government, Politics & Law

ABC-CLIO Solutions Academic suite

Alternative Titles
American Government, American History, Daily Life through History, Issues, Modern Genocide, Pop Culture Universe, The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience, World at War, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, World Religions
Description

The library is currently considering a trial of the ABC-CLIO Solutions Academic suite.   Contributions from more than 3,000 field scholars and real-time updates. Across all 14 databases, investigations into  topics yield three integrated but distinct content components:

1.     Original journal articles, authored by leading academics and vetted by advisory boards of credentialed experts, that offer varied viewpoints on the complexities and nuances inherent in the discipline to serve as both sources and exemplars of evidence-based scholarly thought,

2.     A reference library that draws from 200,000+ primary and secondary sources, including media and data,

3.     And a course companion comprised of both text and video lectures, designed to reinforce coursework or drive independent study.

Links to individual topic databases can be found below:

American Government
American History
Daily Life through History
Issues
Modern Genocide
Pop Culture Universe
The African American Experience
The American Indian Experience
The Latino American Experience
World at War
World Geography
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
World History: The Modern Era
World Religions

Please send feedback on this trial/these databases to:  pmackin@umich.edu or the General Reference & Popular Press E-Team at grpp@umich.edu.

 

Type
Database
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45756
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Shanghai Municipal Council: The Municipal Gazette, 1908-1942

Description

The Municipal Gazette provides a unique window into the workings of the Shanghai International Settlement during the period of revolution, the Republic, internationalization of Shanghai, national uprising, and world war.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45349
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Electing the President: Proceedings of the Democratic National Conventions, 1832-1988

Description

This collection includes the proceedings of the 1832-1988 Democratic National Conventions, providing gavel to gavel coverage, including speeches, debates, votes, and party platforms. Also included are lists of names of convention delegates and alternates. Records of the earliest proceedings are based in part on contemporary newspaper accounts.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45327
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Liberia and the U.S.: nation-building in Africa, 1918-1935.

Description

This archive serves as a companion to Liberia and the U.S.: Nation-Building in Africa, 1864-1918. It consists of correspondence and telegrams received and sent by American diplomats, as well as records of American citizens and companies with relations to Liberia. It carries the story from the end of First World War into the interwar period.

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Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45313
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European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: Political and Economic Consolidation of Portuguese Colonies in Africa, 1910-1929

Description

This collection comprises correspondence, studies and reports, cables, maps, and other kinds of documents related to U.S. consular activities. U.S. Consulates were listening posts reporting on the activities of the Portuguese colonial government and the activities of the native peoples. Highlights include the beginning of an anti-colonial movement and the industrialization and economic exploitation of Portugal's African colonies.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45311
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European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: Italian Colonies in North Africa and Aggression in East Africa, 1930-1939

Description

Italian colonial aspirations and policies mimicked those of other European countries during the modern period. Italian colonial policy during the period 1930-1939 was shaped more by Fascism. Fascist tenets related to governance and social policy was used in the administration and treatment of the African population in Libya, Eritrea, Somalia, and Italian East Africa. This collection comprises correspondence, studies and reports, cables, maps, and other kinds of documents related to U.S. consular activities. U.S. Consulates were listening posts reporting on the activities of the Italian colonial governments and later the mandate authorities, and the activities of the native peoples. Highlights include the Italo-Ethiopian War and the activities of American expatriates in the conflict and conflicts between Italian, British and French colonial governments in Northeast Africa. Source Library: U.S. National Archives.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45309
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Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972

Alternative Titles
Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration.
Description

The history of Ireland in the twentieth century was dominated by the political and sectarian divide between the north and the south, leading to sustaining armed violence over several decades. These Government documents of the British administration in Northern Ireland 1921-72 (CAB/4) offer what have been described as the best continuous record of government activity and decision-making in the world, and shows "how government actually worked". The papers contained in Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972 are a complete digital facsimile of the Cabinet Conclusion files of the Northern Ireland Government, filed as CAB/4 at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). These CAB/4 files contain a full record of every debate and transaction for the entire duration of the Stormont administration, the devolved government of Northern Ireland. Separate files exist for each Cabinet Meeting and include minutes and memoranda. The discussions and decisions reflect the wide range of problems and activities involved in making the new administration work. Topics debated and reported in just one sample year of the Troubles (1970) include: policing, arms and explosives, social need, prevention of incitement to religious hatred, army occupation of factories, road spiking, routing of Orange Day parades, dock strikes, law and order, riots, and the roles of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45253
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Office of Strategic Services (OSS)-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961

Description

During World War II and the first decade and a half of the Cold War, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the State Department assigned leading scholars to write special, classified reports about Asia, Europe, the Soviet Union, Latin America, and Africa. At the time, the reports helped to shape U.S. foreign policy decisions, and, now, as part of History Vault, the more than 3,500 reports here provide an excellent source for studying the major areas of the World during the period from 1941 to 1961. These reports are not contained in the State Department's foreign relations series or the armed forces' official histories.

Reports on Asia focus on political, industrial, and military affairs of wartime Japan, the occupation of Japan by the U.S. following World War II, and the beginnings of the economic revitalization of Japan in the mid-1950s; the Nationalist-Communist struggle for China and Mao's consolidation of power in the 1950s, independence for India; the Korean War; and the outbreak of war in Indochina.

Topics covered in the reports on Europe include the German war effort, occupation and division of Germany, reconstruction of Europe under the Marshall Plan, de Gaulle and the Fifth Republic, formation of the Common Market, and Soviet control of Eastern Europe.

A series of reports on the Soviet Union for 1941 to 1961 covers Soviet participation in World War II; the Cold War with the West; the death of Stalin; and the formation of the Warsaw Pact.

There are also numerous reports on the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America from 1941 through 1961. Major developments covered include Palestine, African nationalism as well as economic stagnation and famine, Communist movements in South America and U.S. intervention in Central America.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44880
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Workers, Labor Unions, and the American Left in the 20th Century: Federal Records

Description

Workers, Labor Unions, and the American Left in the 20th Century consists of a wide range of collections documenting American workers and labor unions in the 20th century, with a special emphasis on the interaction between workers and the U.S. federal government.

Major collections in this module include:

  • Bulletins of the U.S. Bureau of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1895-1919
  • Department of Justice investigative files, Part I: The Industrial Workers of the World
  • Department of Justice Investigative Files, Part II: The Communist Party
  • Department of Justice Investigative Files, Part III: The Use of Military Force by the Federal Government in Domestic Disturbances, 1900-1938
  • Labor Strife and Race Relations during World War II: Records of the Provost Marshal's Internal Security Division
  • Papers of the National War Labor Board, 1918-1919
  • Papers of the President's Committee on Migratory Labor, Part 1: Correspondence with States, 1955-1963
  • President's Special Committee on Farm Tenancy, 1936-1937
  • Records of the President's Organization on Unemployment Relief, 1930-1933
  • The President's Mediation Commission, 1917-1919
  • The Strike Files of the U.S. Department of Justice, Part 1, 1894-1920
  • U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations, 1912-1915, Unpublished Records of the Division of Research and Investigation: Reports, Staff Studies, and Background Research Materials
  • U.S. Military Intelligence Reports: Surveillance of Radicals in the United States, 1917-1941
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44878
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Politico Pro

Alternative Titles
Politicopro
Description

POLITICO Pro is a current news resource covering the US government and politics. Politico Pro content consists of articles, documents (including Congressional Dear Colleague letters) and infographics. 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44816
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