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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.

Background Resources

Overviews /Background

The Century: America's Time: 1971-75
Approaching The Apocalypse (45:00)
Continuity & Change in the Postwar Era (10:17)
Nixon, Kissinger, and the Vietnam War

For more details of the Vietnam War, go the the Vietnam War tab in the left-hand menu of this guide

Watergate: Inside the scandal that
took down a presidency (10:00)
History vs. Richard Nixon (5:39)

Primary Sources

Newspaper & Magazine Databases

Use the date limiters in the GBS  Newspaper databases to locate articles written at the time of the Nixon Administration for primary source research. 

Most news sites will let you sort results by date or relevance. Use the Date option for primary sources.

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