Today in 1963

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 28, 2017

On August 28, 1963 the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.  This oration is now knowing as the “I have a dream” speech.  You may know this part …

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Voyages: the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • May 15, 2017

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade database has information on almost 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The actual number is estimated to have been as high …

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This Day in History: Aaron Burr slays Alexander Hamilton in a Duel

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 11, 2016

In a duel held in Weehawken, New Jersey, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s political economy, died the following day.  Read more here ….…

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Ego and Genghis Khan

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 27, 2016

In his new book, Ego is  the Enemy, Ryan Holiday tells the story of Genghis Khan and how his openness to learning was the foundation of his success.  This review Ego is the Enemy:  the Legend of Genghis Khan at …

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American Panorama

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • May 3, 2016

If you enjoy history or maps, or just having fun learning through new technology, take a study break with American Panorama.  Self-described as a “historical atlas for the twenty-first century,” American Panorama “combines cutting edge research with innovative interactive …

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This Day in History

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 28, 2016

I don’t know about you, but on most days I could not tell you what I was doing a year ago let alone 10 years ago.  So it can be fun to discover what was happening in the world on …

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Columbus Day

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 12, 2015

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday in October. Christopher Columbus landed in the new world on Oct. 12, 1492. Educated Europeans knew that the world is round, but they did not know the North and South American continents …

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New York Freedom Trail

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 30, 2015

Fourth of July weekend is almost here.  Many of us will be heading into Manhattan, Brooklyn, or elsewhere in New York City to take advantage of the fun and festivities. While you’re taking a much needed break from work or …

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Echoes

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 23, 2013

If you’ve never thought that financial history could be fun, spend a few minutes with Echoes.  Echoes is Bloomberg’s economic history blog. It digs (briefly and engagingly) into episodes and events in American and world history to find “reverberations” …

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Visual History of the Supreme Court

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • October 28, 2010

Timeplots.com has created a beautiful poster/webpage which diagrams the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, including all of its justices, who appointed them, when they served, and landmark decisions. It is viewable here. A snapshot of part of it …

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