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Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle, 1970-1980

Description

The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization that operated from 1970 to 1981. Composed largely of former Black Panthers (BPP), the organization’s program was one of 'armed struggle' and its stated goal was to 'take up arms for the liberation and self-determination of black people in the United States.' The BLA carried out a series of bombings, robberies (what participants termed 'expropriations'), and prison breaks.

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Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45265
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Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946

Description

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 provides demographic information on the "evacuees" resident at the various relocation camps.

Type
Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45255
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Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900
Nineteenth Century American Drama
Description

This text collection consists of over 4700 plays published in the United States from the early nineteenth century to its close. Included within Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture & Entertainment, 1820-1900 are hundreds of annotated copies of prompt books and manuscripts that serve to reveal the changing intentions of authors and the artistic views of directors.  Also included is a wide variety of works, such as historical plays, melodramas, political satires, minstrel shows, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, parlor entertainments, adaptations of novels, and many others.  The resource seeks to shed light on areas of study generally supported to this point only by imprints and newspapers: daily life in the United States; politics, both local and national; culture in all of its forms; and the shifting and evolving tastes of Americans from across the country.
 

Type
Database
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45111
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Baltimore Sun, 1837-1992

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Baltimore Sun, PQHN: BS
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of the Baltimore Sun (1837-1992), including original page images digitized from microfilm. The Sun's reporting included Baltimore as a center of commerce and immigration, and extensive coverage of Washington politics into the mid-20th century. Maryland was a slave holding, border state prior to the Civil War and The Baltimore Sun covered the major battles fought in Maryland and nearby states. It also includes the writings of “The Sage of Baltimore,” H.L. Mencken, considered one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century. 

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1837 - 1992
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44890
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Philadelphia Tribune, 1912-2001

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Philadelphia Tribune, PQHN: PT
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of the Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001). This daily paper is the oldest continuously published African-American newspaper and is dedicated to the needs and concerns of the fourth largest black community in the U.S. During the 1930s the paper supported the growth of the United Way, rallied against the riots in Chester, PA, and continuously fought against segregation. Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1912 - 2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44886
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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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Queer Interactive Fiction Web Archive (pilot)

Description

This pilot collection includes websites containing queer interactive fiction and the conversation around its creation and readership. New digital platforms and tools for creative expression have transformed the landscape in experimental fiction and led to the emergence of a queer interactive fiction scene that pushes against mainstream commercial literary and gaming culture. LGBTQ writers like Anna Anthropy, Merritt Kopas, and Mattie Brice have used tools like Twine (tools that democratize development because they require few programming skills) to create interactive works of fiction that take up questions of race, LGBTQ identity, depression, and a host of other issues. Because these works of interactive fiction are independently produced and made freely available online, there are few mechanisms for preservation, and significant examples are disappearing from defunct personal websites.

 

What are we collecting:

  • websites by authors/creators
  • individual examples of queer interactive fiction
  • the conversation around the creation and use of these materials (could include social media, conferences and conventions, online resources about queer gaming, etc.)

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44852
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L'Année Philologique: Bibliography of the Classical World

Alternative Titles
Année Philologique
Description

L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The bibliography is published in print and online. The online database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.

L’Année philologique covers a wide array of subjects, including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics (which includes early Christian texts and patristics), Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly sub-specialties such as numismatics, papyrology, and epigraphy.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44314
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British Periodicals

Description

British Periodicals I and II includes facsimile page images and full text for a broad range of British periodicals published between the 17th and the 20th century.

British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the ProQuest microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, and the social sciences.


British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the ProQuest microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology, and architecture.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42639
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