History


Making of Modern Law. American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

Contains the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization known for its focus on civil rights, race, gender, protest, the role of police, and the role of government on both the national and local levels. This primary source collection provides a historical look at the ACLU and other groups that have interacted with them. Covers years from before the official founding through the 20th century. This resource is part of the Making of Modern Law collection.

Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Trace the history of women’s movements and feminism over four centuries of documents and journals and across multiple countries in Europe and North America in this one collection. Full-text of primary source documents, journals, and pamphlets, in 14 langages (primarily English, German, and French), it is possible to trace developments in a single country or across several countries. The Gerritsen Collection includes advice manuals, education and professional training, history, social conditions, social reform, legal status, women’s health, and women’s employment. Among the books are many biographies of women – full-length biographies and biographical sketch collections. Gerritsen also has an extensive section of early women’s periodicals from 1860 through the 1940’s. Quick or Advanced search features are available for the entire collection, with limits for books or periodicals only.

Early European Books

Traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-color, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. It provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield. Developed and produced in close collaboration with scholars, rare book librarian, bibliographers, and other experts from the library world, this resource opens the door to some of the world’s most significant collections of early printed books. The collection has been developed in partnership with The Royal Library – Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Copenhagen, Denmark), National Central Library in Florence – Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (Florence, Italy), The National Library – Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The Hague, The Netherlands), Wellcome Library (London, UK) and National Library of France – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France).

Digital National Security Archive

Added Modules 49-50: 49) Targeting Iraq, Part 1: Planning, Invasion and Occupation, 1997-2004; and 50) Castro, Cuba, and the United States: The Declassified History of Negotiations to Normalize Relations, 1959-2016.

Proquest Supreme Court Insight

Provides access to a complete collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Case compilation pages are organized so that users can easily understand the judicial process.

US Political Stats

Provides data covering all three branches of the United States government. Subjects covered include election returns, congressional floor votes, Supreme Court decisions, presidential performance, economic indicators, and demographics. Data is harmonized and presented in the same format which allows for comparison and visualization.

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Trial expires on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Everyday Life and Women in America 1800 – 1920

Search a rich variety of historical magazines and books providing guidance to American women on how to run their homes, raise their children, be a good wife, and other domestic matters. Politics, religion, health and sex, employment, popular literature, reviews of the arts, and society news (i.e., gossip and scandal!) are among the less-domestic topics covered. The magazines, books, and other documents are full-text searchable by keyword or advanced search. Essays by scholars provide helpful context for working with and understanding the materials and there is an extensive bibliography of secondary sources for further research.

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Trial expires on Monday, October 31, 2016.

Voxgov

This resources was on trial and has been acquired by the Baylor Libraries.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Provides access to more than 800 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1901, plus Classical Latin poets, historians, and dramatists — from Jane Austen, Jeremy Bentham, Catullus, and Charles Dickens through to Virgil and Worldsworth. These editions contain over 96,000 different works including more than 600 plays and over 25,000 poems.

Archives of Human Sexuality: LGBT History & Culture Since 1940

Brings together disparate collections of documents, grassroots newsletters, journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, government documents, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond.

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