U.S. Congressional Serial Set


The More Things Change: Selected U.S. Congressional Serial Set Documents, 1983

Twenty-seven years ago, the government publications listed below were published in the <em><a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/product.cfm?product=9">U.S. Congressional Serial Set</a></em>. They came from the 1st Session of the 98<sup>th</sup> Congress, 1983. When I scan the titles of these publications, I have to wonder whether they really were published that long ago because the issues are just as relevant today, if not more.<em></em> Here are a half dozen that strike me as particularly timely: <p style="padding-left: 60px"><em>What changes are most needed in the procedures used in the United States justice system?</em> (Serial Set II Vol. No. 13497 98th Congress, 1st Session S.Doc. 5 945 p. 1983)</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><em>Should producers of hazardous waste be legally responsible for injuries caused by the waste?</em> (Serial Set II Vol. No. 13527 98th Congress, 1st Session H.Doc. 93 594 p. 1983)</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><em>Emergency mathematics and science education act.</em> (Serial Set II Vol. No. 13533 98th Congress, 1st Session H.Rpt. 6 121 p. February 17, 1983)</p>
The More Things Change: Selected U.S. Congressional Serial Set Documents, 1983

Electronic Resources that Help Illuminate Past Lives

<p>Increasingly, a writer attempting to produce the definitive biography of a 19th or 20th-century American will find that essential tools include searchable databases of government documents and newspapers.<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375415425"></a> <a href="http://www.tjstiles.com/">T.J. Stiles</a>, author of <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375415425"><em... First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt</em> </a>(2009, Alfred A. Knopf), which recently won the <a href="http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2009_nf_stiles.html">National Book Award</a>, was able to utilize the digital edition of the <em><a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/product.cfm?product=9">U.S. Congressional Serial Set</a></em> to uncover vindicating facts about the patriotism of his often maligned subject. In his article <a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/newsletters.cfm?newsletter=100&amp;article=...“Commodore Vanderbilt: Patriot or War Profiteer?,” </a>Stiles writes:</p><blockquote><p style="padding-left: 30px;">I was ready to indict and convict Vanderbilt of war profiteering, if that’s where the evidence led me. Instead, it convinced me that the Commodore deserved his gold medal.
Electronic Resources that Help Illuminate Past Lives

The Curious Case of Sherlock Gregory: Social Justice Advocate or Proto-Know Nothing?

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The Curious Case of Sherlock Gregory: Social Justice Advocate or Proto-Know Nothing?

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