Juneteenth Day: Celebrating an End to Slavery in the United States

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Tara Hutchinson

Today, people across the United States are commemorating the end to American slavery. Juneteenth Day—a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”—is the oldest known celebration of African-American emancipation. Though truly the date of slavery’s end in Texas, the holiday has been generalized throughout the United States to honor the end of slavery in general. Recognized by 45 states as a special day of observance, Juneteenth is celebrated with readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, the singing of traditional songs, cookouts, historical reenactments, fairs, parties, and more.

Celebrate this turning point in U.S. history by exploring HeinOnline’s completely free Slavery in America and the World: History…

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Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

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Tara Hutchinson

May 17, 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the landmark decision in which the Supreme Court determined racial segregation in schools to be unconstitutional. Continue reading to discover more about the case, and then check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S. education.

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Celebrating Presidents' Day with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington

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Bonnie Hein

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Washington's Birthday or Presidents' Day?

The American holiday of Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It was officially called Washington's Birthday and observed as a federal holiday on February 22nd, Washington's actual day of birth. Washington's Birthday was the first federal holiday celebrating the life of an individual American, joining only four national bank holidays – Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.

It became popularly known as Presidents' Day after it was moved by the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act (82 Stat. 250) in order to create more three day weekends for American workers and increase retail and tourism revenue

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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton & Salmon P. Chase

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Bonnie Hein

Beginning this year, we will be discussing notable figures in legal history and what information can be found on them in HeinOnline.  Last week marked the birthdays of Alexander Hamilton and Salmon P. Chase, both of whom greatly influenced the national banking system of the United States.

Alexander Hamilton (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873)

Over the past 2 years, much of America has heard of the revolutionary, hip-hop musical new to Broadway, Hamilton. With continued sold out performances on Broadway along with a national tour in 2017, this cultural phenomenon is far from over; even President Obama joined the Hamilton bandwagon.

Let’s not forget that the show is based upon one of our Founding Fathers…

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2016 Year in Review

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Shannon Furtak

What a tumultuous year 2016 turned out to be! Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States surprised the world; many entertainment icons passed away, including actor Gene Wilder, actress Florence Henderson, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, legendary musician and performer Prince, and psychic Miss Cleo, among many others. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia also died suddenly, leaving a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court that has yet to be filled…

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It's been an Insanely Busy October!

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Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is constantly adding content and tools to enhance users' research experiences, but this month featured more announcements than most. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletters to stay informed on what's new and what's coming soon!

Since there was so much to absorb, here's a summary of what happened in October:

1. HeinOnline's overall page count surpassed 140,000,000! There are more than 120,000 titles, nearly 300,000 volumes, and more than 60 databases available. On average, HeinOnline adds 1,000,000 pages every month.

2. Slavery in America and the World: History…

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Now Available FREE for Everyone: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

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Shannon Furtak

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has just released a monumental, unique, culturally significant, and free collection. Below is a note from company President Kevin M. Marmion:

Today, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. released the newest HeinOnline collection, Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law. This collection, developed under the direction of Paul Finkelman, Ariel F. Sallows Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, has been in development for more than three years, with an investment by the Hein Company of tens of thousands of dollars. During the development of the collection, the Company’s market research indicated that Slavery in America and the World would be a very successful and profitable collection once offered on a subscription basis…

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