Humanities

Crisis in the Dominican Republic: Records of the U.S. State Department Central Files, February 1963-1966

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The Dominican Republic has experienced many setbacks on the road to democracy. Dominican political history has been defined by traditions of "personalism," militarism, and social and economic elitism which has undermined its efforts to establish liberal constitutional rule. This collection includes U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy, and Dominican Republic governmental dispatches, instructions, and miscellaneous correspondence dealing with topics such as political affairs and government; public order and safety; military affairs; social matters (including history and culture); economic conditions (including immigration and emigration); industry and agriculture; communications and transportation; and navigation. The material is in English, making the information contained in these files particularly accessible.

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Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia

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This collection consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. In addition, there are accounts on the development of farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore. These accounts provide a view of the vast region between Lexington, Kentucky, and Winchester, Virginia, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Birmingham, Alabama, which spans three and a half centuries and provides information on the social, political, economic, scientific, religious and agricultural characteristics of the region.

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Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880

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Comprised of title selections (printed materials) from the microfilm collections "Travels in the West and Southwest" and the "Plains & Rockies," this digital collection provides a unique window on American western history. The original title selections are based on the bibliographies, "The Plains and Rockies: a critical bibliography of exploration, adventure, and travel in the American West, 1800-1865," and "The Trail West: a bibliography-index to Western American Trails, 1841-1869." Western settlers created what we think of as the American West. Explorers came and went, soldiers came and went, miners and others came went. But the settlers came to stay. To bring the lives of the settlers into focus, consider the Western land itself--the vastness, the boundless plain, and awesome mountain barriers. The Great Plains were a challenge to "Easterners" and European emigrants.

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International Women's Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues

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Historical women's periodicals provide an important resource to scholars interested in the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women's rights--woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example--grew in the United States and England. Some of the titles in this collection were conceived and published by men, for women; others, conceived and published by male editors with strong input from female assistant editors or managers; others were conceived and published by women, for women. The strongest suffrage and anti-suffrage writing was done by women for women's periodicals. Thus a variety of viewpoints are here presented for study.

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Minutemen, 1961-1969: Evolution of the Militia Movement in America, Part I

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The Minutemen was a militant anti-Communist organization formed in the early 1960s. The founder and head of the right-wing group was Robert Bolivar DePugh, a veterinary medicine entrepreneur from Norborne, Missouri. The Minutemen believed that Communism would soon take over all of America. The group armed themselves, and was preparing to take back the country from the "subversives." The Minutemen organized themselves into small cells and stockpiled weapons for an anticipated counter-revolution.

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Electing the President: Proceedings of the Republican National Conventions, 1856-1988

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The collection includes the proceedings for 1856-1988 of the Republican National Conventions, providing gavel to gavel coverage of the conventions, 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.

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1854-
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Electing the President: Proceedings of the Democratic National Conventions, 1832-1988

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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.

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National Farm Worker Ministry: Mobilizing Support for Migrant Workers, 1939-1985

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This collection reproduces correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes; included are materials relating to the farm workers, poverty programs, Public Law 78, Braceros, labor camps, the United Farm Workers Union and the Delano Grape Strike.

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Psychological Warfare and Propaganda in World War II: Air Dropped and Shelled Leaflets and Periodicals

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This publication collection consists of over 1,000 air dropped and shelled leaflets and periodicals created and disseminated during the Second World War. The majority of items in this collection were printed by the Allies then air or container dropped, or fired by artillery shell over German occupied territory. Many leaflets and periodicals have original publication codes and were printed in over 10 languages. Only shelled leaflets, Germans to Allies (115 items), are in English.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45317
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Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950

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Collection of "primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II." Topics covered include the administration of refugee camps across Europe including England, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia; displaced Persons Assembly Centre reports; Jewish Relief Unit field reports; British Military Government in Germany; Belsen DP Camp; Maclean Mission in Italy; Politics of the Refugee Crisis; and, strengthening of the Zionist cause.

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