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The StoryCorp organization archives stories from everyday people and their experiences. You can search their archives for primary sources about regular people reflecting on major events or just sharing significant moments from their everyday life.
Strategic Inventions of the Cold WarIn the years following World War II, a new kind of war gripped the world. This was not a war fought on a battlefield but a war fought in the mind and through willpower and demonstrations of strength. The Cold War, as this conflict became known, lasted from the 1950s to the 1980s. It was a time that saw many new technologies emerge. Among them were ballistic missiles, the M1 Abrams tank, and the television. This book details the events of the Cold War, the need for these technologies, and the impact these advancements had on societies of the past as well as today.
The Vietnam War: Frontline Soldiers and Their FamiliesThe Vietnam War lasted just over 20 years. The conflict's impact on the people of Vietnam as well as citizens of the United States and other countries still echoes to this day. For every one of the millions who fought and died, there was a family who worried and grieved. This important book tackles the difficult nature of this war, including how the explosions, gunfire, and fear ruled the hearts of soldiers and families back home. The text carefully explains the causes and effects of the Vietnam War augmented by well-chosen primary sources and photographs.
Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War was one of America's longest, bloodiest, and most controversial wars. This volume examines the complexities of this protracted conflict and explains why the lessons learned in Vietnam are still highly relevant today.
Women Civil Rights Leaders by Anne Wallace SharpPlaces important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers African American women civil rights workers.
The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in AmericaThe Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America is a comprehensive, alphabetically-organized reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the United States. The 677 entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion, and many others.