New Exhibit: Civil Rights and Labor…in the United States, in Poland, and in South Africa Labor unions have long been advocates for equality in the workplace, civil rights and worker’s rights, however this wasn’t always the case before the AFL and CIO merged in 1955. Understanding civil rights is still evolving today, as we see in current […]
We are pleased to announce a symposium and introduction to our very special labor archives. See specific information about the symposium below: On March 5, 2015, the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland will host a symposium exploring workers and organizing in the twenty-first century. The symposium will […]
We are happy to announce the debut of the Colony in Crisis website, where you will find a collection of digitized and translated French pamphlets dealing with the Saint-Domingue grain shortage of 1789. To facilitate access to each pamphlet, we have brought together the French original, a brief historical introduction, and a translation. While the […]
The history of the book class being offered through the iSchool at the University of Maryland often has a class assignment requiring students to compare a pre-1850 book with its more modern equivalent. It gives students the opportunity to examine differences in binding, paper, size, and many more details that distinguishes books produced in different eras. They are able […]
Read the latest from staff in Mass Media and Culture. Transmitter Spring 2014
Hello everyone, it has been some time since the last post and there are lots of new things to report. First off, I would like to introduce myself, Marie-Laure Flamer, as a “new” addition to the pamphlets team. Since my start in October, I have examined over 1,000 pamphlets with diverse subjects such as opinions […]
Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat. Updated information on how to search for digitized french pamphlets from UMD’s premier collection.