Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas: “The transatlantic slave trade was the second leg of a triangular
economic route between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.” This online exhibit examines this slave trade and “seeks to increase understanding of this maritime epic and its legacies in the modern world.” Topics addressed include departure, middle passage, arrival, abolition, and legacy (such as food, education, religion, and music). Also includes images, a quiz, and a bibliography. From The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia. (annotation from LII.org)
London Explosions: This page from the British Broadcasting Corporation has ongoing coverage of today’s explosions in London.
This week the long-held secret identity of Deep Throat (the insider who helped lead reporters to the truth behind Watergate) was revealed. Here is a collection of links on the topic.
Vanity Fair: “I’m the Guy They Called Deep Throat”
Washington Post: Deep Throat Revealed
University of Texas: Bob Woodward (1943- ) and Carl Bernstein (1944- ) Watergate Papers, 1964-2001 (Bulk 1972-1976)
Washington Post: Revisiting Watergate
C-Span: Nixon Whiteshouse Tapes
Chicago’s Public Television Station, WTTW has put a its digital video archives online for free. When you visit this page, you can search through the archives at the right side of the screen. The conent may or may not be useful depending on what you are researching. Some searches retrieve many results and others are not so hot.
Making the College Scholarship System Work is a National Public Radio Story about College Scholarships. This story links out to a full report called Private Scholarships Count from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The story also links to this Q&A: Advice for Paying for College from the experts.
Classic Archive: This site offers free classic texts from literature, philosophy, government, and other areas.
HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) User’s State of the Cities Data Systemsprovides demographic, economic, crime & other information in very useful ways, including city by by, metro areas, or by selecting speicific cities. This data is based on the 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 censuses and other sources. (Thanks Highland Park Public Library!!)
New to the MVCC library and the internet is The Encyclopedia of Chicago. This reference is the culmination of a ten year project by the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society. You can find The Encyclopedia of Chicago in our library reference section or online, free, at www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org .
From the University of Chicago Press:
“The Encyclopedia of Chicago is one of the most significant historical projects undertaken in the last twenty years, and it has everything in it to engage the most curious historian as well as settle the most boisterous barroom dispute. If you think you know how Chicago got its name, if you have always wondered how the Chicago Fire actually started and how it spread, if you have ever marveled at the Sears Tower or the reversal of the Chicago River–if you have affection, admiration, and appreciation for this City of the Big Shoulders, this Wild Onion, this Urbs in Horto, then The Encyclopedia of Chicago is for you.”
Come into the library to check out America’s Game : the Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation by Michael MacCambridge who is the author of The Franchise: A History of Sports Illustrated Magazine, and the editor of the bestselling ESPN SportsCentury. He worked for eight years as a columnist and critic at the Austin American-Statesman, writing about movies, music, and popular culture. He lives with his wife, Danica Frost, and their children, Miles and Ella, in University City, Missouri.
As the school year is ending, those of you who are entering the job market may want to checkout this new title. 101 Quick Tips for a Dynamite Resume is a great book that gives needed help the world of resume writing.