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[borderlines] Americas Program
"...goal is to help forge a new global affairs agenda for the U.S. government and people-one that makes the United States a more responsible global leader and partner. The primary way we do this is by producing policy reports, issue briefs, political commentary, and popular education materials offering essential information and credible, forward looking policy analysis."
Maintained by the Americas Program of the Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC)

A Century of Law making for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
"Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress make up a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation and the development of the federal government and its role in the national life. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government...In order to make these records more easily accessible to students, scholars, and interested citizens, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75."
- American Memory, Library of Congress

Chile: 16,000 Secret U.S. Documents Declassified
"The release, totaling over 50,000 pages of State Department, CIA, White House, Defense and Justice Department records, represents the fourth and final ìtrancheî of the Clinton Administrationís special Chile Declassification Project ... The declassification includes 700 controversial CIA documents that the Directorate of Operations had refused to releaseórecords of U.S. covert operations between 1968 and 1975 to destabilize the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and, after the violent 1973 coup, to bolster the military regime of Augusto Pinochet."

Constitution of the United States of America : Analysis and Interpretation
Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Supplements to the Constitution are cumulative.
Prepared by the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Forced Migration Online (FMO)
"Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide. Designed for use by practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students or anyone interested in the field, FMO aims to give comprehensive information in an impartial environment and to promote increased awareness of human displacement issues to an international community of users."
Sections include: Digital Library ; Web Catalogue ; Regional Resources ; Thematic Resources ; Handbooks & Guidelines ; Image Database.

Foreign Relations of the United States

From Marx to Mao
"My intention in setting up From Marx to Mao is not to "compete" with the MEIA, [Marx/Engles Internet Archive] which is an impossible task given the many volunteers who participate in that project, so much as it is to provide an on-line version of very important texts, most especially by Lenin, which are long, long overdue."
By Dave Romagnolo



The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress
"The papers of the author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) are one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Located in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, they constitute a large and diverse collection reflecting a complex career. With over 25,000 items (about 75,000 digital images), the papers contain correspondence, articles, lectures, speeches, book manuscripts, transcripts of Adolf Eichmannís trial proceedings, notes, and printed matter pertaining to Arendt's writings and academic career ... Parts of the collection will be made available for public access on the Internet. The current preview of selections from Arendt's writings also includes an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a chronology of her life, and an index of all folders in the Arendt Papers."
- American Memory, Library of Congress

Institute for Science and International Security
"Its efforts focus on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, bringing about greater transparency of nuclear activities worldwide, and achieving deep reductions in nuclear arsenals. ISIS's projects integrate technical, scientific, and policy research in order to build a sound foundation for a wide variety of efforts to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons to U.S. and international security."

(Publications, Papers and Assessments selected)

Lijphart Elections Archive
"...is a research collection of district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries. The objective of the Archive is to systematically collect election statistics in as much detail as possible, including, as a minimum, the results at the level of the individual election districts in which votes are converted into seats. The Archive originally acquired print copies of the data and is now focusing on online data."
- University of California, San Diego Social Sciences & Humanities Library




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