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American Civil War Soldiers

The First Battle of the American Civil War: The Battle of First Manassas

160 years ago, the first battle of this bloody war was fought near a creek running through Manassas, Virginia. The Battle of First Manassas, also known as the First Battle of Bull Run, was predicted to be the war’s first and last battle. Read on to learn more about this moment in history.

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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: 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.

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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.

Soldiers running in the sand

Secrets of the Serial Set: The Killing of Osama bin Laden

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with an exploration of the Intelligence Community’s successful operation to kill Osama bin Laden, the world-renowned terrorist responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States.

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How a Series of Revolutions Led to the Mexican Constitution of 1917

The Constituent Congress of Mexico approved a new Mexican constitution in 1917 that would promise expansive social reform and political reconstruction. Join us in discovering the origins of this historic document with HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated.

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A Day of Infamy: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

On the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, the United States was assaulted in a surprise, preemptive military strike by the Empire of Japan. Discover more about Pearl Harbor with the databases mentioned in this post.

WW1 Soldiers celebrating the November 11, 1918 armistice

The November 11 Armistice: Marking an End to the Great War

More than 100 years ago today, Germany signed its armistice with the Allied Powers, effectively ending World War I. This Veterans Day, join HeinOnline in discovering the causes, major events, and effects of World War I using the primary sources themselves.