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      Defining Moments Online

      By: Omnigraphics
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      Features the full text of the Defining Moments series—in-depth summaries of 30 "moments" that changed the nation and the world, from the Battle of Gettysburg to the events of September 11. Defining Moments Online features all the elements from the printed volumes, including narrative overviews, primary source documents, more than 1,000 images, biographies, timelines, and glossaries.

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      Web Price: $199.00

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      Workers Unite! The American Labor Movement

      By: Kevin Hillstrom
      Library binding. 236 pages. 2011.
      978-0-7808-1130-0.

      Provides a detailed account of the American labor movement and explores the movement’s lasting social, economic, and political impact into the modern era. Includes a narrative overview, biographical profiles, primary source documents, and other helpful features.

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      Web Price: $54.00

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  • The Flint Sit-Down Strike

    On December 29, 1936, organizers from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union launched a sit-down strike at the General Motors (GM) plant in Flint, Michigan, one of GM’s most important plants. By taking on one of the most powerful corporations in the world, the union tried to force GM to recognize the UAW as the representative of its work force for collective bargaining. The Flint Sit-Down Strike became one of the most important strikes in labor history.

    free resource button small  The Flint Sit Down StrikeThis chapter from Defining Moments: Workers Unite! The American Labor Movement discusses the state of the labor movement right before the strike, and how the strike influenced events in labor history.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following the Flint Sit-Down Strike, plus biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: Workers Unite! The American Labor Movement.

    Posted: December 12, 2014

  • American Indian Heritage Month

    American Indian Heritage Month, celebrated annually in November, is an opportunity to learn more about some of the difficult stories from Native American history. The forced removal of American Indians from their native lands, which lead to the massacre at Wounded Knee, is part of that history.

    free resource button small  American Indian Heritage Month This chapter from Defining Moments: American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee reveals what happened right before and during the massacre.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following the massacre at Wounded Knee, plus 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: November 17, 2014