Secrets

of the Serial Set

A HISTORICAL BLOG SERIES

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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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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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.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Education in America

A look at the evolution of education throughout American history. Featuring colonial education, education reform and Horace Mann, education and psychology, and recent developments.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Iran-Contra Affair

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the oft-overlooked Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal involving the Reagan Administration, Nicaraguan civil war, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Red Scares

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by exploring the Red Scares that dominated the first half of the twentieth century and forever impacted U.S. politics, defense, and foreign policy.

Secrets of the Serial Set: The Apartheid Era

A look back on the development and fall of the South African system of apartheid. Featuring Dutch and British colonization, the institution of the system, and African and international resistance.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Atom Bomb

An overview of the Manhattan Project and the race to create the atomic bomb. Featuring the Einstein-Szilard letter, the Los Alamos Laboratory, the Trinity Test, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and more.