Databases: American Studies

  • by Gale

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: This database offers full-text coverage of 19th century newspapers from across the United States. Florida newspapers include papers from St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Pensacola. For a complete title and date coverage list see: http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/NCNP.doc This database funded by the College of Law.


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  • by ABC-CLIO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Drawing from over 300 titles this database covers the black experience from its African origins to the present day. Topics include history, biography, literature, arts, music, pop culture, folklore, business slavery, civil rights, politics, sports, education, and science & technology. Includes a deep backlist of reference books and monographs, many now available in electronic format for the first time; Hundreds of primary documents: manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other papers; More than 4,000 interviews with former slaves, including the WPA slave narratives from the acclaimed The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography; Sixty-seven Negro University Press texts from the late 1700s to the early 1970s classics in black scholarship. Other Features: In their Own Voices (audio clips, such as interviews with former slaves and music files). Links to vetted Web sites. Lesson plans, directly tied to associated primary source documents and images, and other classroom resources. Hundreds and hundreds of photographs, maps, and other images.


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    Related Research Guides: Africana Studies Research

  • by Gale

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: The Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) started in 1967 with six Vietnam veterans marching for peace in New York City. The purpose of the organization was to give voice to the returning servicemen who opposed the on-going war in Southeast Asia. From six soldiers in 1967, the ranks of the membership eventually grew to over 30,000. This publication consists of FBI reports dealing with every aspect of antiwar work carried out by the VVAW. The collection also includes surveillance on a variety of other antiwar groups and individuals, with an emphasis on student groups and Communist organizations.


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  • by Alexander Street Press

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: American History in Video provides the largest collection of video available online for the study of American history. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. The current release provides 4,848 titles, equaling approximately 1,215 hours of video.


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  • by ProQuest

    Description: Ancestry Library Edition, powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to the library. It is an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone - whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian - inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.


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  • Archives Unbound

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    by Gale

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.


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  • by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Part 1: Organizational Records and Personal Papers of notable people and organizations in the Black Freedom Movement such as Bayard Rustin, Mary McLeod Bethune, A. Philip Randolph, the American Committee on Africa, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Black Power Movement (Revolutionary Action Movement). Part 2: Federal Government Records, including African Americans in the Military; Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929; Centers of the Southern Struggle: FBI Files on Montgomery, Albany, St. Augustine, Selma, and Memphis; Civil Rights during the Bush Administration; Civil Rights during the Carter Administration; Civil Rights during the Eisenhower Administration; Civil Rights during the Johnson Administration; Civil Rights during the Kennedy Administration; Civil Rights during the Nixon Administration. Civil Rights Movements and the Federal Government, including Records of the Interstate Commerce Commission on Discrimination in Transportation, 1961-1970; Records of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, 1958-1973; Records of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Police-Community Relations in Urban Areas, 1954-1966; Records of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, School Desegregation in the South, 1965-1966; Records of the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights, Special Projects, 1960-1970. Department of Justice Classified Subject Files on Civil Rights, 1914-1949; East St. Louis Riot of 1917; FBI Files on Black Extremist Organizations: COINTELPRO Files on Black Hate Groups and Investigation of the Deacons of Defense and Justice; FBI Files of Black Extremist Organizations: Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver of the Black Panther Party; Federal Surveillance of Afro-Americans (1917-1925): The First World War, the Red Scare, and the Garvey Movement; Martin Luther King, Jr. FBI File; New Deal Agencies and Black America; Peonage Files of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1901-1945; President Truman's Committee on Civil Rights; Records of the Committee on Fair Employment Practices, Racial Tension File, 1943-1945; Records of the Tuskegee Airmen.


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    Related Research Guides: Africana Studies Research

  • Daily Life Online

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    by ABC-CLIO

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    Description: The Daily Life Online database moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life and culture. There is more to history and contemporary events than just the names of rulers and the rise of economic systems; Daily Life Online shows how fascinating and fun it is to explore how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours. A dynamic and expanding database, Daily Life Online content is enhanced with new books, articles, images, maps, primary documents, and more on a regular cycle.


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  • Ethnic NewsWatch

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    by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints -- the other sides of the stories. The database supports programs in business, education, ethnic and cultural studies, literature and the arts, environmental studies, history, journalism, political science and government, public policy, sociology and contemporary culture, Spanish language and culture and more. Full-text searching and complete indexing available. Text in English or Spanish, but articles are not translated. Publication often delayed up to one year after original publication.


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  • GenderWatch

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    by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: GenderWatch is a full-text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, and special reports. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women, including family, childbirth, birth control, daycare, domestic abuse, the workplace, sexual harassment, aging, aging parents, body image, eating disorders and social and societal roles. It also includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles on areas such as: the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure. GenderWatch contains archival material, in some cases as far back as 1970 with additional archival material continually added, making this the repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the rights of women and the changes in gender roles and understandings over the last fifteen to twenty years. NOTE: Despite the publisher's claim of all full-text, journals published by Haworth are not complete, most issues having only abstracts (summaries), not complete articles.


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  • by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: This historical archive includes full page images of newspaper articles, including advertisements. Indexing is keyword. Pages may be printed, emailed, or saved to disk. The library subscribes to the full package: The New York Times- 1851-2001 � Library also has microfilm 1851�to date (1851-1856 published under title of New York Daily Times) The Wall Street Journal- 1889-1989 � Library also has microfilm 1961�to date The Washington Post- 1877-1988 The Christian Science Monitor- 1908-1991 � Library also has microfilm 1968-2003 Los Angeles Times- 1881-1976 You may also limit your search to an individual newspaper by selecting it. For recent newpaper articles, see our Newspaper Databases.


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  • by ABC-CLIO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: Wide-ranging and easy to use, the Latino American Experience is the first-ever full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas, through the Spanish and Mexican settlement of much of what is now the United States, to the triumphs and challenges facing present-day U.S. Latinos. Featuring more than 150 titles (including award-winning titles from Greenwood, Praeger, Arte Publico, Columbia University Press, and other imprints), 1500 images, hundreds of primary documents, Spanish-language content, a Timeline, and 225 vetted web sites, LAE is the most comprehensive digital resource to date to focus exclusively on Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority group in America.


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    Related Research Guides: Latin American Studies Research

  • by Gale

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: This collection comprises materials on Santo Trafficante, Jr., Meyer Lansky, and Lucky Luciano, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; Newsclippings and articles; Domestic Intelligence Section reports; Transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages; Memoranda of conversations.


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  • Vietnam War

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    by ProQuest

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: The History of the Vietnam War provides a comprehensive and systematically organized collection of material on this series of events. All aspects of the war are covered in this collection - from the Viet Cong and the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Southeast Asia to the campuses and political forums in the U.S. Conflicting perceptions about the nature, course, and purpose of the war are represented. The collection spans 21 years and includes 365,000 pages of materials. Contents include: unclassified and declassified U.S. Government documents and reports; captured documents; transcripts of interviews with defectors; prisoner of war interrogation reports; newspaper and periodical clippings from American, Vietnamese, Asian, and European English-language publications; media monitoring documents from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) and the Department of Commerce Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS); scholarly monographs and studies; transcripts of speeches and press conferences by leaders on both sides; uncopyrighted books; monographs and similar published source materials; propaganda leaflets and similar materials published by both sides; and a number of unpublished book-length manuscripts chiefly by Vietnamese writers.


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