United States History

American History in Video

Description

Upon completion, American History in Video will contain over 5700 documentary films and newsreels (over 2000 hours) of significant events in U.S. history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Coverage
Videos cover topics that occurred in 1492-2001. 1898-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11263
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ProQuest History Vault

Alternative Titles
History Vault, Southern Life and Slavery, Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History 1775-1915 Plantations Records, Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle, NAACP Papers, American Indians and the American West 1809-1971, Thomas A. Edison Papers, Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library, American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate, Struggle for Women's Rights Organizational Records 1880-1990, National Woman's Party Papers, Papers of the League of Women Voters, Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library, Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969, Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 1880-1930
Description

ProQuest History Vault is a platform that hosts several digitized primary source collections in 19th and 20th century American history. History Vault supports advanced searching across all modules and collections and is also fully browsable. All documents may be downloaded as PDFs.

The collections include:

Southern Life and Slavery: Includes plantation records, 1775-1915, and petitions on race & slavery submitted to county courts and state legislatures, to 1867.

American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971: Collections from the U.S. National Archives covering American Indians & U.S. government relations during the 19th & 20th centuries.

Thomas A. Edison Papers: Collection of lab notebooks, diaries, business records, and correspondence documenting the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison.

Law and Society Since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library: Set of 11 collections including papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Felix Frankfurter, Louis D. Brandeis, and others.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1880 - 1930: Documents covering investigations made during the massive immigration wave into the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

Struggle for Women's Rights: Organizational Records, 1880-1990: Records of the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance.

Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Collection from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College covering voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights.

Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle: Records of several organizations including the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, & CORE, along with FBI surveillance files on MLK, Jr. & from COINTELPRO.

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: Europe and Latin America 1960-1969: Collection of State Department documents from the 1960s, not previously published.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate: Expansive collection of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon administrations, including records of several federal agencies.

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy 1960-1975: Collection of U.S foreign policy documents from the State Department, CIA, Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon National Security files, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11243
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Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis

Alternative Titles
Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis, Part I
Description

Part I—Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin, and the Daughters of Bilitis—provides extensive information on the founding and growth of the homophile movement, especially the Daughters of Bilitis and The Ladder, including early meeting minutes, correspondence, chapter records, membership data, and manuscripts unavailable elsewhere.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11241
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Alternative Titles
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transatlantic Archive Slavery and Antislavery
Description

Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm.

Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition

Part II: The Slave Trade in the Atlantic World

Part III: The Institution of Slavery

Part IV: The Age of Emancipation

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10957
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Godey's Lady's Book 1830-1898

Alternative Titles
Godeys
Description
Under the editorship of Sarah Josepha Hale, Godey's Lady's Book (1830-1898) became one of the most influential U.S. women's magazines in developing the concept of the "woman's sphere." Alongside articles concerning all aspects of the domestic sphere, the magazine included patterns for handcrafts, color plates of the latest fashions, and sheet music. Godey's also came to be known as an important literary magazine and included contributions by authors such as Stowe, Hawthorne, Poe, and Longfellow. This fully searchable and browsable online archive contains the full run of Godey's Lady's Book and includes all of its color plates.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1830-1898
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10675
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Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974

Alternative Titles
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974
Description

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics. The database currently has over 35,000 pages.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10509
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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Alternative Titles
PPOTPUS
Description

The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States contains material that was compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. It includes volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Each volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10375
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Colonial State Papers

Alternative Titles
he Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739
CO 1: Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers
Description
Colonial State Papers provides users with access to primary source documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves and English conflicts with the Spanish and French are all covered in this database. Combines two resources: CO 1: Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers and The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
16th - 18th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10339
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Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10327
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FBIS: Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Alternative Titles
Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941-1996
FBIS
Description

Provides CIA translations of newswires and broadcast services from around the world in full-text from 1941-1996.

"The United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence." -- Readex.

For full text after 1996, see World News Connection.

FBIS available on microfiche in the Graduate Library, MICRO-F X208 to X215.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1941 - 1996 Covers eight regions: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean, Middle/Near East, North American and South America.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10309
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