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This collection covers many topical categories such as the growing body of work by African- American writers; the portrayal of African-Americans in art and literature; religion; race; early histories of slavery; the Civil War; Reconstruction; and others. From the late 19th century to the early 20th, the end of Reconstruction through the first World War.
This collection covers many topical categories such as Reconstruction by state; works by African- American writers on race, slavery, and civil rights; the portrayal of African Americans in the Arts; early histories of the Civil War and slavery; and others. From the mid 1860’s to the early 1880’s, the end of the Civil War to Jim Crow.
This database contains radio broadcasts, periodicals, newspapers, and government documents from around the world. Researchers can trace the roots of the Korean and Vietnam wars and find new insight into pivotal moments of the wars themselves. The mix of government-level analysis, eyewitness accounts, and journalism offer diverse global perspectives
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This database contains news reports, television transcripts, and radio transcripts from around the world. The collection allows researchers to trace not only the development and spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons, but also regional reactions, treaties and agreements, and efforts to limit nuclear proliferation. The mix of government-level analysis, journalism, and eyewitness accounts offer diverse global perspectives
This collection provides an understanding of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s thoughts and perspectives, and those of its successor government. From 1959 to 1996 - from the escalation of nuclear tensions to their eventual de-escalation and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
This collection covers many topical categories such as the leaderships of China, the Soviet Union and Russia, the United States, and other countries in addition to reports on China’s foreign and domestic affairs. From 1946-1996, the rise of Mao Zedong and beyond the Tiananmen Square protests.
Provides a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content.
This database of primary source material allows researchers to track the contemporary history of protest movements and political reforms from around the world. The mix of government-level analysis, journalism, and eyewitness accounts offer diverse global perspectives. 1946-1996 – from apartheid to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.