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Why Kaiser Wilhelm was Annoyed, and Other Pre-WWI Tidbits You Can Find in ProQuest Content

On the eve of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, Kaiser Wilhelm II was already playing at war by insisting that courtiers be in military style uniforms. Going so far as to call the U.S. Ambassador an "undertaker" for being in his normal evening attire was somewhat precognizant of the carnage to come.

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14 Jul 2014

ProQuest History Vault's NAACP Papers reviewed in Library Journal

Learn more about this noteworthy historical resource at ALA 2014!

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28 Jun 2014

Remembering 70 years ago today: D-Day

“Why is this? Of all the battles in all the wars across the span of human history, why does this day hold such a revered place in our memory? What is it about the struggle that took place... that brings us back to remember year after year after year? Part of it, I think, is the size of the odds that weighed against success. For three centuries, no invader had ever been able to cross the English Channel into Normandy, and it had never been more difficult than in 1944.” - President Obama, addressing 65th anniversary of D-Day, 2009 [1]

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06 Jun 2014

Travel back in time through the eyes of military attachés

Introducing ProQuest History Vault: U.S. Military Intelligence Reports, 1911-1944

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26 May 2014

The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education - part 2 of 2

The school desegregation cases in the NAACP Papers in History Vault give researchers the opportunity to study local conditions throughout the country as well as NAACP legal strategy.

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17 May 2014

The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education - part 1 of 2

On May 17, 1954, the NAACP won a major legal victory in the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case.

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16 May 2014

History Vault’s newest 2014 modules

Get a look at the newest and upcoming History Vault modules.

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30 Apr 2014

World Conflicts: Anti-Vietnam War Movement and Washington D.C. Politics

Blog post Exploring ProQuest resources on the anti-Vietnam war movement. Written by Daniel Lewis, Product Manager, ProQuest, and posted on April 24, 2014.

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24 Apr 2014

World Conflicts: World War II - An Amazing D-Day Interview

Blog post featuring an excerpt of this engrossing interview with Lt. John Spaulding of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Division, in which he describes how he and his men experienced the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944. Written by Daniel Lewis, Product Manager, ProQuest, and posted on April 17, 2014.

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17 Apr 2014

Crossing Borders: Fascinating Investigations Made by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

Via ProQuest historical resources, researchers can explore immigration and centuries of events from ancient times to the recent past.

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09 Apr 2014