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Upcoming US Law Webinars – February 2023

Posted by: Anna Price

February is known for Valentine’s Day and Washington’s Birthday. If you have some time between crafting cards for loved ones and learning about America’s presidents, we recommend attending some of our upcoming webinars. In February, our slate of webinars includes two presentations on American legal resources: one on navigating Congress.gov and the other on federal …

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America’s Blackcurrant Ban

Posted by: Kelly Goles

The following is a guest post by Margaret Daab, a foreign intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress.  I recently learned of an unlikely enemy in American history. When it threatened livelihoods in the early 20th century, the government vowed to end its destructive ways. The villain of this story? …

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The Hands that Spun the Revolution

Posted by: Jennifer González

A brief history of how the promotion of homespun clothing in the American colonies traces its origin to resistance on the part of colonists to several British laws that required the taxation of imported goods.