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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Statue of Liberty

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, so it’s only fitting that this month’s Secrets of the Serial Set uncover the story behind one of the most famous gifts ever given to the United States of America: the Statue of Liberty.

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100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery. The marble tomb serves as a poignant reminder of all those Americans who gave their lives for their country—and never returned home.

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The Salem Witch Trials: Casting a Spell of Hysteria

Witchcraft has been a subject of interest, derision, fear, and speculation since before our nation was built—and lucky for you, HeinOnline is brewing with resources where you can uncover more about the Salem Witch Trials and its impacts on today’s legal system.

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The History of America’s Favorite Government Agency

During the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us hunkered down at home, mail carriers were on the streets six days a week. But to understand the full scope of the postal service’s impact, one must take a step back to consider the history of mail delivery.

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Crime of the Century: The Case of Timothy Evans

Thomasina was fed up with her son, Timothy. She had learned that Timothy had left London, returning to his hometown in Wales, where he was staying with his aunt and uncle. Before he had left London, Timothy had quit his job and sold his furniture. When Thomasina heard this, she was furious.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Yellowstone National Park

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with an exploration of the history behind Yellowstone National Park. Secrets of the Serial Set is a blog series dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set.

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The First Battle of the American Civil War: The Battle of First Manassas

160 years ago, the first battle of this bloody war was fought near a creek running through Manassas, Virginia. The Battle of First Manassas, also known as the First Battle of Bull Run, was predicted to be the war’s first and last battle. Read on to learn more about this moment in history.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The American Flag

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with a consideration of the origins and evolution of the American flag. Dive into this exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history.