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Penn’s lowering of flag shocks Nixon administration

American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960–1975, a compilation of documents from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies and federal agencies, includes this document from the Nixon Daily Press Summaries.   Other issues chronicled in the database include women’s rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, … Continue reading

Struggle for Women’s Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990
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Struggle for Women’s Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990

This collection is comprised of records of three important women’s rights organizations: the National Woman’s Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s Action Alliance. Originally a committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Woman’s Party (NWP) was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and her colleagues broke away from … Continue reading

American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859
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American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859

This unique collection documents American History from the earliest settlers…It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History. This Module has three major sub-collections:  Henry Knox Papers -This is a crucial collection of documents that sheds light on the revolutionary era and the beginnings … Continue reading

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Sites Unseen, new ebook on Philadelphia toxic sites

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Could a toxic site be on your Philly block?”, reports on a new book, Sites Unseen : uncovering hidden hazards in American cities / Scott Frickel and James R Elliott (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018). Sites Unseen, available to Penn readers as a JSTOR ebook and in print (although you may need … Continue reading

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Philadelphia beverage tax studied in new NBER working papers

Two recent working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research report on Philadelphia’s beverage tax. This tax, implemented in January 2017, added $0.015 per ounce to the price of sweetened beverages in Philadelphia. The beverage tax is levied on distributors, not retail vendors; it is levied on both regular (caloric) and diet (noncaloric) sweetened … Continue reading

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Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, and Toronto university press ebooks

The Penn Libraries have joined an ebooks pilot program bringing the 2018 frontlist titles from Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Cornell University Presses, and the University of Toronto Press to Penn readers. This pilot program, hosted by De Gruyter, ebook publisher for the five university presses, is projected to contain 830 titles when completed. These titles … Continue reading