Online Primary Sources for American History: The Dr Martin Luther King Jr Digital Archive Project

This archives contains one million online source documents ranging from speeches to oral histories. You can browse the archives by themes, type of document, or keyword. It calls itself a “dynamic” archives because more material is being added. In light of recent events, read letters to and from John Lewis. A goldmine of texts dealing with a tumultuous time in our history. May this always be preserved.

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Text of Report Mentioning the Millions Who Will Lose Coverage If the ACA Is Repealed and Not Replaced

It is a short report, but it is published by the highly regarded, non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

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What Books Meant to President Obama

If you want to read the transcript of the interview President Obama had with The New York Times, it is here

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FBI Files on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

The FBI maintained surveillance on Dr King and his colleagues for years. These files, in some cases heavily redacted, contain over 17,000 pages of documentation, including wiretaps.

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Most Expensive Zip Codes

This feature from Forbes lists the top 500 most expensive zip codes in the country. Believe it or not, a Florida zip code tops the list, but fear not, New York is well represented at the top of this list; New Jersey claims #18 with Alpine. Information such as average prices for a domicile, how long properties remain on the market, and how many properties are for sale add to the utility of this entry.

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Latest “Global Trends” Report from the Director of National Intelligence

Global Trends: Paradox of Progress is the sixth report in this series of analyses of global trends and future scenarios. As the letter from the DNI states: “Experience teaches us how much history unfolds through cycles and shifts, and still human nature commonly expects tomorrow to be pretty much like today—which is usually the safest bet on the future until it is not.”

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Wisconsin

Published in twenty volumes between 1855 and 1915, the Wisconsin Historical Collections are brimming with first-hand accounts, journals, recollections, and reminiscences of early Wisconsin. An index to the entire collection is also online. Since 1915, the Wisconsin Magazine of History is the vehicle for disseminating additional primary source material.

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