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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Three Mile Island Disaster

During the mid-20th century, nuclear power was one of the fastest growing areas of science and technology. However, in 1979, a partial nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island put the health and safety of employees and nearby civilians at risk.

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The Infamy of the Dred Scott Decision

Dred Scott v. Sandford, a Supreme Court decision made in 1857, is largely regarded as one of the most infamous decisions in the Supreme Court’s history. This case determined that people of Black African descent were not entitled to U.S. citizenship.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Assassination of William McKinley

It was none other than HeinOnline’s hometown of Buffalo, New York, where the third assassination of an American president took place on September 6, 1901. In this month’s Secrets of the Serial Set, we explore William McKinley’s violent death.

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The History of Hawai‘i: How a Kingdom Became a State

The wildfires that ravaged the Hawai‘ian island of Maui and completely destroyed the city of Lahaina last month have rekindled conversations about the controversial history of how Hawai‘i came to be an American state in the first place.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Chinese Exclusion Act

The United States has a dark history regarding its immigration policies. One example of these laws was the Chinese Exclusion Act, which restricted immigration from China for decades after its passage in 1882.

U.S. troops from Company A, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wade toward Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944.

Secrets of the Serial Set: D-Day

A massive collaboration between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other Allied nations, the storming of the beaches of Normandy required careful planning, hundreds of thousands of equipment and artillery, and immeasurable bravery.

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New Content Added to the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

In adherence to President Joe Biden’s Memorandum, the National Archives and Records Administration recently disclosed previously withheld records regarding the assassination of JFK. More than 13,000 documents are now searchable within HeinOnline.

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