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In the Event of a Moon Disaster: “The Safire Memo”

To: H. R. Haldeman  From: Bill Safire  July 18, 1969.  IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER:   Fate has…
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The People’s God: Its Effect on Health and Christianity

Source: Mary Baker Eddy, “The People’s God: Its Effect on Health and Christianity,” The Christian…
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Stimulants and Narcotics

Source: Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, (Washington, D. C: Review and Herald Publishing…
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Address at Rice University on the Nation’s Space Effort

Source: John F. Kennedy, Address at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 12 September 1962, NARA,
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D-Day Dress, Platoon Leader

Source: illustration 20a from the 29th Infantry Combat Narrative by Lieutenant Jack Shea. DOD via…
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Organized Evacuation of Civilian Populations in Civil Defense

Source: Papers of Harry S. Truman, President’s Secretary’s Files, National Security Files, box 217, folder…
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Speech on the Fair Labor Standards Act

Source: Congressional Record, 75th Cong., 3rd sess., vol. 83, pt. 6 (May 16, 1938), pp.…
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Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours.” Online…
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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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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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“The Right to Strike”

Source: The Nation, 137: 3566 (November 8, 1933) p. 530 - 531. Nearly a million…
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Call for Legislation to Create the Tennessee Valley Authority

Source: “Message to Congress Suggesting the Tennessee Valley Authority,” April 10, 1933. Online by Gerhard…
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Letter from Bonus Army leader to President Hoover

Source: Letter to President Hoover from Philo D. Burke, Liaison Officer, B. E. F.; July…
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Special Message to the Congress on the Economic Recovery Program

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Special Message to the Congress on the Economic Recovery Program,” January 4,…
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Speech on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff

Source: Representative Milligan, speaking on Smoot-Hawley Tariff, on July 3, 1930, 71st Cong., 2d sess.,…
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Statement on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Statement on the Tariff Bill,” June 16, 1930. Online by Gerhard Peters…
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Statement announcing a Series of Conferences with Representatives of Business, Industry, Agriculture, and Labor

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Statement Announcing a Series of Conferences With Representatives of Business, Industry, Agriculture,…
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The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Source: Chapter IV: “Signposts,” United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C., 1946),…
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Press Release Alerting the Nation About the Atomic Bomb

Source: Press Release by the White House, August 6, 1945 (Ayers Papers, U. S. Army…
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Potsdam Declaration

Source: Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, Issued, at Potsdam, July 26, 1945 (Birth of…
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Executive Order No. 9346: Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Executive Order 9346 Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice,” May…
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The First Lady Visits Tuskegee

Source: Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day: A Comprehensive, Electronic Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s “My Day” Columns.…
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Eleanor Roosevelt with “Chief” Charles Alfred Johnson

Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day: A Comprehensive, Electronic Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s “My Day” Columns. Online…
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The Kitchen Debate

Library of Congress Digital Collection, This text is taken from The Cold War: Core Documents,…
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Recommendations on the Immediate Use of Nuclear Weapons

Michael B. Stoff et al., eds., The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic…
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Letter to Secretary of War Henry Stimson

From: J R Oppenheimer To: Henry Stimson, Secretary of War Date: August 17, 1945 Dear…
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Press Release Alerting the Nation About the Atomic Bomb

Press release by the White House, August 6, 1945 (Ayers Papers, U.S. Army Press releases,…
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Minutes of Meetings held at the White House on Monday, June 18, 1945

“The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Research File,” Truman Presidential Library. DETAILS OF THE…
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Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender (Potsdam Proclamation)

Foreign Relations of the United States, Diplomatic Papers, The Conference of Berlin (Potsdam Conference), 1945,…
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Buck v. Bell

Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927). Available online at Justia. Mr. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered…
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Judgment on Eugenics Law

Laughlin, Eugenical Sterilization in the United States, 269. Judgment: SUPREME COURT OF INDIANA. November Term,…
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“Better Baby Contest,” Indiana State Fair

Better Baby contest at the Indiana State Fair, 1931. Indiana State Archives. “Better Baby” contests…
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Veto of Pennsylvania Eugenics Law

Harry Hamilton Laughlin, Eugenical Sterilization in the United States (Chicago: Psychopathic Laboratory of the Municipal…
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New York Times: “Pastors for Eugenics”

“Pastors for Eugenics,” New York Times, June 6, 1913, 10. Drs. Keigwin and Hillis Invite…
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Eugenics as a New Creed

Stanley Hall, “Eugenics: Its Ideals and What It Is Going to Do,” Religious Education 6,…
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Documents and Debates in American History and Government: Vol. 2, 1865-2009

This collection of documents presents American history from 1865 to 2009 as a series of…
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The Laboring Classes

Orestes Bronson, The Laboring Classes: An Article from the Boston Quarterly Review, (Boston: Benjamin H.…
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Investigate Working Conditions in Lowell

Massachusetts House Document no. 50, March, l845, reprinted in John Commons, ed., A Documentary History…
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Time Table for Lowell Mills

[caption id="attachment_24251" align="alignleft" width="806"] Time table of the Lowell mills, to take effect on and…
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“Song of the Spinners” from the Lowell Offering

Lowell Offering, April 1841 (Lowell, Mass.: Printed by A. Watson), p. 32. Courtesy American Antiquarian…
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Notes on the State of Virginia: Queries 18 & 19

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia ([1781-82]; London: John Stockdale, 1787), 270-75. Query…
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Herbert Spencer and the Doctrine of Evolution

A Lecture delivered before the New York Liberal Club The change that has taken place…
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State of the Union Address (1869)

The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, ed. John Y. Simon (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press,…