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U.S. Government: History


A historical guide to the U.S. government, George Thomas Kurian, Main Ref JK9 .H57 1998

To find histories of particular government agencies in Compass, do a keyword search using these searches as models, substituting the name of the agency of interest:

  • "United States Environmental Protection Agency" AND histor*
  • "United States Department of Justice" AND histor*
  • "United States Bureau of the Census" AND histor*

To retrieve a volume from a series of similarly named agency histories, search Internet Archive on the following, substituting a unique word from the agency's name for [NAME]:
"history activities and organization" AND [NAME]

Society for History in the Federal Government. "History@fedgov links to every existing history page created by an agency of the federal government, from Cabinet departments to the smallest independent commissions."

Public Education Project. "An independent, nonprofit organization, the Public Education Project is dedicated to improving the public's knowledge of the rich history of the U.S. government. Through this YouTube Channel, we seek to share a series of exciting stories of the federal agencies that serve our nation. Our team of professional historians is researching those stories, relying only on trustworthy .gov sources to guarantee accuracy."

Edward McPherson's reference works: Civil War and Reconstruction

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