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Secrets of the Serial Set: Operation Iraqi Freedom

In this Secrets of the Serial Set edition, we will examine Operation Iraqi Freedom, which was the military response that derived from 9/11 and also from decades of tension between the United States and Saddam Hussein’s regime.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Aaron Burr’s Conspiracy

With former president Donald Trump currently under investigation for treason, you might wonder if a major American politician has ever been suspected of conspiring against the United States before. Well, it isn’t exactly unprecedented.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Wounded Knee Massacre

It’s no secret that American history is full of heinous acts committed by white settlers against the indigenous peoples of North America. One such example is the Wounded Knee Massacre, the gunning down of more than 150 indigenous peoples of the Lakota tribe, including women and children.

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5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Research

It’s the morning and you’re well rested, sitting down at your computer with your coffee ready to start your research. And suddenly you hit a road block. Where do you start? We’re here to share some quick tips to improve your research.

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The Power of the Filibuster

The filibuster has the power to make or break any bill that passes through the Senate doors. So what is a filibuster, where did it come from, and why do we still use it today? Let’s dive into HeinOnline to learn more!

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Lavender Scare

In honor of Pride Month, as well as the release of our new LGBTQ+ Rights database, this month’s Secrets of the Serial Set post will dive into the Lavender Scare of the 1950s, when the government sought to purge gay civil servants from government.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

With the issue of slavery at the forefront, the Lincoln-Douglas debates were the first political debates to receive nationwide attention, becoming public attractions that drew crowds of thousands of people and shaped politics for decades to come.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Stock Market Crash of 1929

On September 3, 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at an all-time high of 381.17. Americans were living large. However, less than two months later, all of this would come to a screeching half with the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

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How the History of Daylight Saving Proves Time Isn’t Real

With the Senate recently passing the Sunshine Protection Act, which proposes year-round daylight savings time, we thought it would be a great time to dive into the complex and often confusing history of humankind’s desire to preserve daylight.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The History Behind NATO

Even though all-out war was officially over, the world was anything at peace in the aftermath of World War II. The United States feared the spread of communism in a weakened Europe. The tensions culminated in the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty.