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Hein on Hamilton: Celebrating an American Musical

American History, Government Documents, Legal Classics, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, World Constitutions Illustrated, World Trials
Stephanie Ruesch

This past weekend our nation experienced a great, patriotic, unifying celebratory occasion. Step aside, Independence Day. On July 3rd, Hamilton was finally released on Disney+. Filmed across three performances in June 2016, the film version captures the stage production of the hit musical with its original cast and brings it into the comfortable and affordable living rooms of the masses. Now that we’ve all had a few days to rewatch it a couple or dozen times, let’s unpack this American musical with some supplementary materials from your favorite research database.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Disability Rights Movement

Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with an investigation of individuals with disabilities throughout American history.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set.


The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate documents, House and Senate reports, and much more…

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

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Affairs, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

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.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


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Law Day 2020: 4 Ways to Research This Year’s Theme in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Women and the Law, Women's Studies, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

On May 1 each year, the United States observes Law Day to reflect upon the importance of the legal system and the rule of law in our society. Officially recognized by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, Law Day has become a means for bar associations, legal research centers, and law schools to educate society at large about law-related topics, usually with a targeted annual theme designated by the American Bar Association (ABA).

This Law Day, ABA has chosen the theme of Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that allowed women the right to vote…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Defense Production Act

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the passage of the Defense Production Act, a critical piece of Cold War legislation now relevant to the current COVID-19 situation in America.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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Global Pandemics: An Exploration of Coronavirus and Past Outbreaks

American History, Foreign Affairs, Law Journal Library, Medicine, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

In December 2019, Wuhan City in the Hubei province of China reported a group of nearly 30 pneumonia cases. In early January of this year, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the cause for many of the cases had been detected—a novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, a virus that causes the respiratory disease now deemed COVID-19.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, coronaviruses are a collection of viruses found in people and various animal species. Though rare, the outbreak of three known diseases—MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and COVID-19—has demonstrated that it is possible for animal coronaviruses to spread to people…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Rise and Fall of Alcatraz

American History, Criminal Justice, Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by examining the history of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, one of America’s most notorious federal prisons.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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Stop the Presses! This Essential U.S. History Resource Just Got Even Better

Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, New Features, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

In October 2018, HeinOnline embarked on a mission to make the American State Papers and U.S. Congressional Serial Set digitally available for its customers. As the official historical record of the U.S. government, these resources are essential for any historical, political, or cultural research of the United States.

For more than a year, we’ve been releasing this enormous collection in phases, averaging at more than a quarter-million pages each month—you know, bite-size pieces. While we steadily progress toward completing this project, we’ve decided it was time to make the Serial Set even easier to navigate for librarians, professors, students, and any other lovers of American history…

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5 Easy Ways to Research Black History in HeinOnline This Month

Law Journal Library, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

Since the 1970s, the United States has dedicated the month of February to the observance of African American history. Chosen to commemorate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, February serves as an annual opportunity to recognize the struggles and achievements of black Americans.

HeinOnline hopes its readers reflect on the contributions of African Americans all year; however, we particularly encourage users to spend this month immersing themselves in black history and the history of our nation—two areas of study forever intertwined.

Keep reading to discover five easy ways to jump into these vast topics in HeinOnline.

1. Use HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World to research the topic of slavery…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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