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US History: Living History Project (2024)

Reference, primary sources, news coverage, and web resources to help you contextualize the period of U.S. history you are researching.

Service in the Military

Be sure to also look at the sections on specific conflicts (WWII, Korean War, etc.) if they are relevant to your topic.

Overviews/Background on Military Service & Conflicts (Post-Vietnam War)

What it's like being a military child (3:26)
What Army Recruits Go Through At Boot Camp (13:22)


Military Publications

Note: Many of these publications contain archives, but always make sure that you distinguish between primary source material and old material. A 25th-anniversary retrospective of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident would be archival (1989), but not a primary source.

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