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      Pacific Northwest High Technology Directory 2015

      By: Rich’s Business Directories Inc.
      Softcover. 590 pages. 2015.
      978-0-7808-1373-1.

      Rich's Pacific Northwest High Tech Directory is a fully-indexed, annual print directory featuring high-tech companies and key contacts in the Pacific Northwest (including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alberta & British Columbia).

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      Web Price: $169.00

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      The Cuban Missile Crisis

      By: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
      Library binding. 240 pages. 2015.
      978-0-7808-1348-9.

      Provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in October 1962 that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Includes biographies of principal figures involved in this pivotal episode in U.S. history, primary source documents, and more.

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      Web Price: $54.00

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  • The Trail of Tears Begins

    During the early 1800s, the United States government conducted a campaign of American Indian removal, moving them from their ancestral lands in the east to territories west of the Mississippi River. One of the most brutal campaigns began on May 26, 1838, when federal troops evicted thousands of Cherokee from their homes and forced them to travel a thousand miles to official reservation land in eastern Oklahoma. They traveled through extreme heat and later bitter cold with little food or water. An estimated 4,000 tribal members died on the journey from disease, exposure, exhaustion, or starvation. The ordeal became known among the Cherokee as “The Trail of Tears” and “The Trail Where They Cried,” and it ranks today as one of the most shameful episodes in American history.

    free resource button small  The Trail of Tears Begins  This chapter from Defining Moments: American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee describes the events leading up to and during the Trail of Tears.

    Additional information about the events before, during, and after American Indian removal, including biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee.

    Posted: May 24, 2015

  • The Birthday of Henry Cabot Lodge

    Henry Cabot Lodge, born on May 12, 1850, was an American political leader who served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Lodge was active on a wide range of issues: he supported military involvement in the Spanish-American War, increasing the size of the U.S. Navy, laws designed to improve worker and consumer safety and reduce business corruption, and stiff tariffs on foreign goods; he opposed women’s suffrage and Prohibition. He also fiercely opposed immigration. In the 1890s, he spoke out against immigrants from southeastern Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world, believing they were inferior to earlier immigrants from England and northern Europe. He was a big proponent of literacy tests for immigrants, which would have significantly limited the number of eligible immigrants.

    free resource button small  The Birthday of Henry Cabot Lodge A biography of Henry Cabot Lodge is provided in this selection from Defining Moments: The Dream of America: Immigration 1870-1920.

    Additional information about this era of immigration, plus more biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Dream of America: Immigration 1870-1920.

    Posted: May 11, 2015