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Now students of political science and legislative history can take a firsthand look at the early course of American history through official records from the legislative and executive branches of government from the First through the Twenty-fifth Congress.

Official floor debates, memos, and committee proceedings reflect not only the growth of government, but also the personalities of our early legislative leaders and presidents. Students can trace issues both national and international in scope as recorded in history from the unique perspective of the U.S. lawmakers.

The collection is divided and organized into 10 series:

 

  • Foreign Relations, 6 vols., 1789-1828
  • Indian Affairs, 2 vols., 1789-1827
  • Finance, 5 vols., 1789-1828
  • Commerce and Navigation, 2 vols., 1789-1823
  • Military Affairs, 7 vols., 1789-1838
  • Naval Affairs, 4 vols., 1794-1836
  • Post Office Department, 1 vol., 1790-1833
  • Public Lands, 8 vols. ,1789-1837
  • Claims, 1 vol., 1790-1823
  • Miscellaneous, 2 vols., 1789-1823

American State Papers reproduces on microfilm unique documents selected and edited under Congressional auspices in the 19th century. With this collection, researchers and students can trace such topics as the development of legislation in relation to historical events and the impact of party politics on the formation of public policy.

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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Dissertations...Empowering Researchers with Cutting-edge Ideas & Insight

Dissertations often provide the only information on a particular topic, and surface primary research unavailable in other formats.

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A Journey in Song: Nelson Mandela, Reggae and Rumba

Multimedia resources open up new avenues of exploration into a human rights hero’s life and legacy.

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