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Songs of Work and Freedom

Few things are more universal to the human experience than the enjoyment of music. For those with a cause on their mind, protest music can be an effective way of furthering their goals. Protest music is nothing new. Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” is said to be a protest song in support of universal brotherhood....

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China Marines plaque.

Special Collections and Archives houses several small collections related to the China Marines. Though small, they provide significant insight for those that are interested in the history of the U.S. Marines stationed in 20th century pre-Communist China. From written histories and photographic evidence, these collections...

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Felipe Rodriguez, 1918

Immigration has always been an important part of growth and development in the United States. People from all corners of the world have come to the United States for various reasons. With the flooding of people into the United States, especially during the early 20th century, individual stories ....

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daily report cover

 While it is undoubtedly so today, crime has been a part of everyday life in Los Angeles for more than a century. Scholars in numerous disciplines might use crime-related statistics when examining a variety of social, political, and economic trends, historical events, or notable individuals. Today...

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