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Alarming Statistics on the Effects of Pollution

A small sampling of the many interesting topics that researchers will find in the Environmental Protection Agency: Records on the Health and Ecological Effects of Pollution collection, within the ProQuest History Vault module "American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate."

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26 Sep 2014

Besides the light bulb, what else did Edison invent?

Thomas A. Edison stands as one of the great inventors of all time. He is perhaps most well-known for his work with the light bulb and electric light and power systems. But during the course of his fascinating career, Edison worked on an astonishing variety of inventions and projects.

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22 Sep 2014

Go Around the World in 60 Minutes

Attend our webinar on September 24: "An Exploration of Historical Collections for Today’s Researcher"

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09 Sep 2014

The Civil Rights Movement and the Plight of the American Indian

On March 6, 1968, in a special message to Congress, President Lyndon Baines Johnson announced that “the time has come to focus our efforts on the plight of the American Indian.” In conjunction with this speech to the U.S. Congress, President Johnson signed Executive Order 11399 establishing the National Council on Indian Opportunity (NCIO).

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15 Aug 2014

Immigration Controversies — Now and Then (Part 3)

Blog post taking a look at the issue of immigration from a research perspective. In part 3 of this series, we look at two of the more radical elements targeted by the Bureau of Immigration: the publishers and subscribers to the Subversive Chronicle, and the members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Posted August 6, 2014.

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06 Aug 2014

Are We Still the Same, After All These Years?

In August 1964, the United States was going through a lot of painful changes. At least five race riots occurred across the country, just a year after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom had created a dream; it turned into a nightmare, as the dreams of change were not happening.

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05 Aug 2014

Immigration Controversies — Now and Then (Part 2)

Blog post taking a look at the issue of immigration from a research perspective. From 1917-1918, Immigration focused a lot of energy on suspected anarchists. Posted July 31, 2014.

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31 Jul 2014

Immigration Controversies — Now and Then (Part 1)

Blog post taking a look at the issue of immigration from a research perspective. Those of us who work on ProQuest History Vault were curious to see what perspective we could gain on the recent immigration crisis by looking at immigration almost 100 years ago. Posted July 24, 2014.

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24 Jul 2014

Why Kaiser Wilhelm was Annoyed, and Other Pre-WWI Tidbits You Can Find in ProQuest Content

On the eve of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, Kaiser Wilhelm II was already playing at war by insisting that courtiers be in military style uniforms. Going so far as to call the U.S. Ambassador an "undertaker" for being in his normal evening attire was somewhat precognizant of the carnage to come.

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14 Jul 2014

ProQuest History Vault's NAACP Papers reviewed in Library Journal

Learn more about this noteworthy historical resource at ALA 2014!

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28 Jun 2014