We all know the story of the famous sinking of the Titanic, but it was the sinking of a different ship, the U.S.S. Maine, that helped to spur an all-out war between two nations: the United States and Spain.
The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal. The Manhattan Project. The Louisiana Purchase.
These are just a few of the gems to be found in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, a must-have publication for studying American history. With more than two centuries of documents spanning more than 17,000 volumes, no other publication so beautifully reflects the maturation of the United States as a nation.
The Serial Set is an indispensable resource for any history lover. To prove it, we’ve created “Secrets of the Serial Set,” a fascinating blog series dedicated to revealing the historic material hidden throughout the immense publication. Each month, join HeinOnline as we explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves.
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