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HIST 2020: Survey of US History, 1877-Present: 1980s / 1990s

United States Congress

Legal Sources

Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - searches the Atlanta Constitution, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and three African American newspapers: the Chicago Defender, New Amsterdam News, and the Norfolk Journal and Guide. Users can limit a search to a specific date or date range under "Search Options." 


Speeches and Historic Documents

Vital Speeches of the Day 

Historic Documents (Reference R909.82 H62) A wide range of documents covering the most significant events of a single year. 


Kanopy videos            Kanopy Playlist

Digital Collections Related to Key Events

1991 Persian Gulf War - see Veterans History Project

1992 Hurricane Andrew Digital Collection 

1993 The Ashes of Waco 

1993 Don't Ask, Don't Tell - See Don't: Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue

1994 Violence Against Women Act (Women and Social Movements)

1995 Million Man March

1996 Defense of Marriage Act (Clinton Library)

1999 WTO Seattle (protests during the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting.

Topical Digital Collections