One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases of the 20th Century, hosted by OK CSS (Norman, OK)

Study a selection of essential Supreme Court cases from the 20th Century at this documents-based…
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Women’s Voices: Religion in American History and Politics

While women have historically made up an overwhelming percentage of America's religious practitioners, their roles…
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Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate

Source: [Amy Eilberg], “Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate: Lilith Interviews the First…
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The Tyranny of Petty Coercion

Source: Marilynne Robinson, “The Tyranny of Petty Coercion,” in The Death of Adam: Essays on…
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Citizenship and Faith

Source: Amina Wadud, “Citizenship and Faith,” in Woman and Citizenship, Marilyn Friedman, ed. (New York:…
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The Justices’ View on Brown v. Board of Education

Source: Harold H. Burton to Earl Warren, and Felix Frankfurter to Warren, May 17, 1954,…

One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Problems of Reconstruction, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

Study the problems that faced Abraham Lincoln regarding a reconstructed Union before, during, and after…
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Federalist Papers

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Amendments I–X: The Bill of Rights

Source: The Bill of Rights: a Transcription, America’s Founding Documents, National Archives,
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The Senate Version

Source: Senate Journal, First Congress, First Session, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation:…
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The House Version

Source: Congress of the United States In the House of Representatives, Tuesday, the 27th of…
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Federalist No. 84

Source: The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, eds. George W. Carey and James McClellan (Indianapolis: Liberty…
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New York Ratifying Convention

Source: The Debates in the several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution,…
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Objections at the Constitutional Convention

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…
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Bill of Rights

There is a strong temptation to consider the story of the U.S. Bill of Rights…
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Boumediene v. Bush

Source: United States Reports. Volume 553, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…
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Transcript of David Frost’s Interview with Richard Nixon

Source: Sir David Frost, Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews (New York: Harper…
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First Inaugural Address (1861)

Source:  Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Final Version, March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers (Series 1: General Correspondence, 1833 to 1916), Library…
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I Have A Dream

Source: Text is from the online version provided by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research…
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The Revised Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…
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Arguments for Constitutional Amendments

Source: 1 Annals of Cong. 424-450 (1789). Mr. MADISON. — I will state my reasons…
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The Jefferson-Madison Exchange

Source: Gordon Lloyd and Margie Lloyd, eds., The Essential Bill of Rights (Lanham, Maryland: University…
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Federalist No. 10

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…
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Gerry, Mason, and Randolph Decline to Sign the Constitution

Source: Gordon Lloyd ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…
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The Fugitive Slave Clause

Source: Gordon Lloyd ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…
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A Model of Christian Charity

CHRISTIAN CHARITY. A Model hereof. GOD ALMIGHTY in his most holy and wise providence, hath…
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Statement on the War in Vietnam

Source: Wisconsin Historical Society, Freedom Summer Collection, Lucile Montgomery Papers, 1963-1967, Historical Society Library Microforms…
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Testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities

Source: U.S. Congress, House, Committee on Un-American Activities, Investigation of Communist Activities in the San…
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The Negro in American Life (Guidance for the Voice of America)

Source: Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, Records Relating to International Information…
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Declaration of Conscience

Source: Congressional Record, 81st Congress, 2d sess., pp. 7894-95. Available at Mr. President, I would…
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Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia

Source: McCarthy spoke from a prepared text, but he apparently deviated from it at points…
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“Detroit Digs In”

Source: The Nation 144:3 (January 16, 1937), pp. 64-66. Available online from The Social Welfare…
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“This Challenge to Liberty”

Source: Herbert Hoover, Addresses Upon the American Road, 1933-1938 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1938),…
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“A Third Party”

Source: Vital Speeches of the Day, Vol. II, No. 20 (July 1, 1936), pp. 613.…
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“Betrayal of the Democratic Party”

Source: “The Facts in the Case,” Speech of Alfred E. Smith at the American Liberty…
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Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79 (May 23, 1935), pp. 8040-43. The…
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Speech on Social Security

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 6, pp. 6060-6061. . .…
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“Black Cotton Farmers and the AAA”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 13:3 (March 1935), p. 72. Available at http://newdeal.feri.org/opp/opp3572.htm.…
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Speech on the National Labor Relations Act

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 8 (February 21, 1935), pp.…
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Speech to Congress on Social Security

Source: The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Four, The Court Disapproves,…
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“The Right to Strike”

Source: The Nation, 137: 3566 (November 8, 1933) p. 530 - 531. Nearly a million…
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“Black Labor and the Codes”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 11:8 (August 1933), p. 231. If there were…
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Letter to Senator Simeon Fess (R-OH)

Source: “Herbert Hoover analyzes 5 periods in the development of the history of the Depression,”…
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“Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?”

Source: “Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?” G. I. Roundtable Series,…
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Korematsu v. US

Source: 323 U.S. 214 (1944). Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School. Mr. Justice Black1 delivered…
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Manzanar: Excerpt from Born Free and Equal

Source: Ansel Adams, Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans (NY: U.S. Camera,…
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Timeline of the American Founding

This timeline covers the period of from the end of the French and Indian War…
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Letters to Yank Magazine

Source: Rupert Trimmingham, letters to the editor, Yank, April 28, 1944 and July 28, 1944.…
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Questions and Answers About the WAAC

Source: United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps, “73 Questions and Answers About the WAAC,” World…
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“Why Should We March?”

Source: A. Philip Randolph, “Why Should We March?” Survey Graphic 31 (November 1942), pp 488-89.…
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