The Library of Congress has just released a mass of themed web archive collections. In terms of the USA there are over 5,000 websites covered for state, regional and presidential elections from 2000 onwards. It is possible to browse or search the database. The web archive also has a number of other political themed collections […]
Latest free collection from the library of Congress which includes private papers, letters and manuscripts from the president who served from 1913-1921. The collection includes Draft of Covenant for League of Nations, Peace Conference Correspondence Ending World War I. There are some fascinating maps on proposed borders following World War 1. The site also includes […]
The Library of Congress have now made available online the papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin. Readers can find such gems as copies of the petition the First Continental Congress sent to King George III in in 1774 protesting about the governance of the region by England, a fascinating drawing of bifocal glasses, […]
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) have now completed the digitization of every issue of the Federal Register from 1936 onwards. The Federal Register is the official journal of the US Federal Government. It contains Presidential Documents (executive orders and proclamations), Rules and Regulations (including […]
The United States Census Bureau Data Repository is hosted by ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research). It was created as a result of recommendations arising from the 2017 Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking and will preserve survey instruments, specifications, data dictionaries, codebooks, and other materials provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. […]
To celebrate the arrival LGBT History Month view this collection on which features primary source documents and teaching materials relating to the impact of the 1969 Stonewall violence on the Gay liberation movement in the USA. It includes photographs interviews and materials on changing attitudes towards the gay community.
Art of the March is an online archive and interactive presentation of protest signs and posters collected from the activists in the aftermath of the historic Boston Women’s March on January 21, 2017. There will be over 6,000 that can be sorted by concern, strategy and keyword. Topics covered include an insight into concerns raised […]
Recently Dartmouth college analysed the extent of election news manipulation in the 2016 USA presidential election. They concluded that approximately 1 in 4 Americans visited a fake news website from October 7th to November 14th, 2016. Trump supporters visited the most fake news web-sites, which were overwhelmingly pro-Trump. As a result of this continuing concern […]
View the recordings from Senate committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections via C-Span video library.
A great site from the Council on Foreign Relations which has data on female participation from 1990 onwards. It also has full-text reports on the importance of women in these processes and various case studies from the Women and Foreign Policy program which analyse how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives.