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Looking for a (preferably digital) collection of McCarthy speeches (transcripts)

Looking for a (preferably digital) collection of McCarthy speeches (transcripts)

I am analysing the history of demagogy and it's rhetoric using modern data science. I have acquired some collections of speeches dating back to George Washington, but unfortunately I have not been able to find anything beyond "Enemies from Within" from McCarthy.

I know that there are transcripts from Senate hearings in which he appeared, but he doesn't say very much in those so they are of no big help.

He was known for his extreme anti-communist public speeches, so it seems odd that there are not transcripts of those. Maybe this community can help me out?


The University of Marquette seems to have a lot of McCarthy material digitized and online. I believe they have even more material that isn't (yet?) digitized.


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A Firsthand Experience in the Black Diaspora Archive

Natalie Hill is one of the inaugural members of the Consuelo Artaza and Dr. Carlos Castañeda Diversity Alliance Residency Program. She is currently in her second semester of the residency.

Rachel Winston and Natalie Hill.

While I’ve been working in the Black Diaspora Archive (BDA) for just under two months now, I’ve already experienced and learned so much. BDA’s mission is to document the Black experience in the Americas and Caribbean. Under the guidance of our inaugural Black Diaspora Archivist, Rachel Winston, I’ve been given the opportunity to do my part in accomplishing this mission.

Currently, I’m processing the Judith Bettelheim Papers and making that collection available for researchers to use. Dr. Judith Bettelheim is a retired university professor, curator, and art historian, specializing in Afro-Caribbean festival and performance arts. Throughout her long and accomplished career, Dr. Bettelheim has helped to expand the field of art history beyond the limited lens of Western art and has pushed for the increased prominence of African and African Diasporic art in published scholarship.

Caribbean festival performer from the Judith Bettelheim collection.

Correspondence from the Judith Bettelheim collection.

Among other materials, the Judith Bettelheim Papers include handwritten field notebooks and interview transcripts from her trips to Caribbean nations, hundreds of photo slides of Caribbean festival performers, and research relating to her exhibitions and publications on Cuban visual artists like José Bedia and Eduardo “Choco” Roca Salazar. Being able to handle these records has allowed me to gain a better understanding not only of Dr. Bettelheim, but also of the people and places on which she’s focused so much of her life’s work. Preserving cultural heritage and making the records of historically underrepresented individuals and groups widely accessible is definitely a privilege, and it makes coming to work every day something to look forward to.

Photo from the Judith Bettelheim collection.

Beyond gaining valuable hands-on experience with archival materials and all the steps present in making them ready for research use, I’ve also been able to shadow Rachel in her daily work and better understand what it means to be an archivist not simply in theory, but in practice. And I’ve learned that depending on the day, it means a lot of different things – deinstalling exhibitions, providing reference support in the Reading Room, preparing materials for the next exhibition, visiting classes to discuss the work we do as archival professionals and how students can incorporate archival practices into their own documentary efforts, installing a new exhibition, and so on.

In my short time in the Black Diaspora Archive, I’ve already found myself involved with an active and dedicated community focused on providing a space for those who historically have not had any and a voice for those who have often been silenced. It’s been an inspiring and eye-opening experience, and I’m looking forward to becoming even more involved over the coming months.


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Scandal and Murder in the Folger Archives

In October of 2018, I visited the Folger Shakespeare Library with generous funding from the UConn Early Modern Studies Working Group and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute. My dissertation investigates how playwrights of the early modern period adapted notorious true events for the stage—events such as true crimes and scandals. I already had access to the plays which adapted these events, so I my trip to the Folger was centered largely on learning more about how these events were understood, circulated, and commented upon, both at the time of their unfolding and in the centuries after they transpired.

Figure 1: This portrait may be of Sir Thomas Overbury. It is currently hanging in the reading room at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The archival materials I investigated during this trip centered on a scandal known as the Overbury Affair, a bizarre murder conspiracy that unfolded between 1613 and 1616 and which implicated one of the most powerful royal couples in King James I’s court. Sir Thomas Overbury died in 1613 while imprisoned in the Tower of London, and two years later it came to light that he had been murdered at the behest of the Countess of Somerset. Enraged that Overbury had tried to thwart her marriage, the Countess (Lady Frances Carr née Howard) enlisted several co-conspirators of lower birth to poison him during his imprisonment though poison was slipped into several tarts and jellies sent to Overbury, a poison-laced enema is what eventually killed him. The revelation that Overbury had been murdered caused an uproar in both in the royal court and in larger society Robert Carr, the Earl of Somerset, was James I’s great favorite, and it was unclear to what extent Carr—or even the King himself—were complicit in the murder. Large crowds turned up to attend the trials of all who were associated with the conspiracy, and transcripts of these proceedings were circulated contemporaneously in manuscript.

The first part of my research was examining some of these manuscript copies, particularly those which transcribed the arraignments of Frances Howard’s co-conspirators: Richard Weston (an assistant jailor), Anne Turner (Howard’s confidante), and Gervase Helwys (Lord Lieutenant of the Tower). These manuscripts demonstrate contemporary interest in the court proceedings, which could not be published and so were circulated via manuscript. Whoever transcribed these documents took great care to recreate these arraignments as closely as possible. For example, the manuscript of Anne Turner’s arraignment includes a word-for-word copy of a letter Frances Howard sent to Turner, including the instructions “Burne this.” Transcripts such as these acted as a kind of news report about the trial, and for those who could read or copy them, it was the best way access the real accusations against and confessions of those who were involved in the Overbury Affair.

Figure 2: Manuscript transcription of the arraignment of Anne Turner, including Frances Howard’s letter to Turner.

During my time at the Folger, I also examined the 1651 quarto, A True and Historical Relation of the Poysoning of Sir Thomas Overbury, With the Severall Arraingments and Speeches of those that were executed thereupon. This tract was published at the close of the English Civil War, when it was no longer prohibited to publish content that presented a critical view of the monarchy and aristocracy. Without these restrictions, the pamphlet gathered together a multitude of official and legal documents—such as arraignments, confessions, and royal speeches—concerning both Overbury’s murder and the divorce Frances Howard orchestrated in order to marry Robert Carr. While the materials included in this pamphlet include no commentary by the compiler, the original owner of the Folger’s copy made several comments and corrections in the margins. These marginal comments are what make this pamphlet useful to my project, as they demonstrate how ordinary citizens engaged with the scandal of Overbury’s murder. The owner’s careful correction of errors suggest that the scandal was still well-known nearly 40 years after it occurred, and his comment of “preposterous” alongside an opinion given by King James in Frances Howard’s divorce trial suggests that ill feeling about the scandal and its participants still lingered in the public consciousness.

Figure 3:Page from A True and Historical Relation of the Poysoning of Sir Thomas Overbury (B4) with marginal commentary.

I spent the rest of my research time looking at various other materials related to the Overbury Affair, including responses to the scandal written centuries after Overbury was murdered. I transcribed a handwritten theater review, supposedly written by David Garrick, for the 1777 production of Sir Thomas Overbury: A Tragedy by Richard Savage. My dissertation is largely concerned with scandals that were adapted for dramatization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but Savage’s play and Garrick’s review of it indicate that these scandals remained relevant and of interest to theater audiences over a hundred years after they occurred. A similar interest inspired Andrew Amos to write his 1846 book, The Great Oyer of Poisoning: The Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the Poisoning of Sir Thomas Overbury. Amos is one of the first writers to treat the Overbury Affair as a subject of significant legal and scholarly inquiry, and his book remains an important source on the trials for historians and legal scholars.

In their own way, all these materials hint at the lingering impact scandals can have on a society and its culture. We may think of scandals as phenomena of the moment, events which inspire outrage while current, but which fade from importance once resolved. My study of the Folger’s holdings which relate to the Overbury Affair suggest that this is not the case scandals can linger in a society’s collective memory for many years, serving as cultural touchstones and points of societal self-reflection. As our own society looks back on the scandalous crimes of the 1990s and adapts these events into movies and television dramas (American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, Casting JonBenet, Lorena, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders), we can look back on the Overbury Affair and its legacy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century culture for an important precursor.


Looking for a (preferably digital) collection of McCarthy speeches (transcripts) - History

For almost 30 years encompassing the 1970s-1990s, KVIL-FM was the top radio station in the Dallas market and Ron Chapman, until his retirement on September 1, 2000, was “The Voice of KVIL”. The Dallas Morning News once described the creative director, host, and DJ as “one of the most respected and feared in the country”. In 1989 D Magazine hailed him as “a warm and fuzzy tyrant”. The Billboard in 1985 described his team simply as “dominant”.

Chapman debuted on radio in 1953 on WHAV in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the day he graduated from high school. After two years on Armed Forces radio in Korea he worked in New Haven, Connecticut, then became “Irving Harrigan” on the hit “Charlie and Harrigan Show” on KLIF in Dallas.

It’s true that, having moved over from powerhouse KLIF, his first broadcasts on “Kayville” were commercial-free, just his mellow tones announcing the music. It’s a fact that his later stunts were legendary: broadcasting while skydiving, covering a camel race in the Sahara, mounting a treasure hunt with clues on hidden tape recorders that resulted in Braniff Airways tickets to Hawaii. At one point he hired sidekick Suzie Humphreys as traffic reporter and let her work remote by 2-way radio from a little yellow van as she ran errands, dropped the kids at daycare or got her hair coiffed by a stylist in the front seat. (You could hear the blow dryer.)

It’s also true that Ron Chapman owned the weekday morning drive-time across north central Texas, taking an average of 200 phone calls every morning. One day he went on air and demanded that his listeners each send him twenty dollars with no explanation, then was able to donate the resulting $244,200 to Dallas charities. From 1965-1968 he did the “Sump’N Else” show on television. In this century he broadcast on KLUV and even worked as a “permanent substitute” for the legendary Paul Harvey.

All in all, Chapman was on-air for 45 years in one market, and 32 of them at a single station. He made Dallas a much more cosmopolitan place by hosting more than 200,000 listeners on international tours promoted on his shows. He was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Radio Hall of Fame in 2012.

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This collection came to the Crossroads with the assistance of Steve Eberhart, a Dallas producer and radio historian who also DJed at KVIL. Eberhart, inductee of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, currently operates KGAF "Hometown Radio" in Gainesville, Texas.

Manuscripts are grouped by topic. Media in the collection is grouped by format and ordered by date where known. The collection's recordings are a time capsule of urban north-central Texas during the last half of the 20th century, a golden era when DFW airport opened, J. R. ruled the worldwide TV market, Dealey Plaza became a tourist attraction, and the Cowboys won the Super Bowl five times. The joint was jumpin’. There are interviews with touring celebrities, mad-cap comedy, bloopers, contests, station jingles and promotional stunts. Staff meetings are recorded with local nabobs including Gordon McLendon and Blackie Sherrod, as well as other broadcasting greats like John Cameron Swayze and Major Tom Lewis. There is a smattering of corrspondence and biographical material, but the collection bulks with scoped and un-scoped airchecks of the Chapman show's daily run from 1983 to 2000.

If you've always yearned to hear a disco version of "Auld Land Syne" or Fido reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, you've come to the right place. Except for minor damage as noted, the collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.

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  • Paul Beane oral history interview [abstract], March 13, 2003.
  • David Dary and John Barger oral history interview [abstract, sound recording], September 15, 1986.
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Ron Chapman Papers, 1944-2005, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


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The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file’s contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index.

The Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-2014), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -2014). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include: maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting wiring diagrams to help explain system operation and close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Unbiased, nonprofit think tank helping leaders navigate management issues with over 1,700 business management reports. Find information on U.S. and International economic and labor indicators, including consumer confidence.

ProQuest Congressional Publications is a comprehensive online resource for Congressional hearings, public issues, legislation, history, and legal research with access to the full-text of more than 211 years of Congressional information, including member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, financial data, and the full-text of key regulatory and statutory resources. It also provides a link to legislative and public policy resources: Hearing transcripts and submitted testimony (1988-present) Committee reports (1989-present) Bills and Bill tracking reports (1989-present) Committee prints and Congressional documents (1995-present) Congressional Record (1985-present) Federal Register (1980-present) Current Code of Federal Regulations Current U.S. Code Public laws (1988-present) and National Journal and Congress Daily.

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

ConsumerReports.org serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. The website provides updates on product availability, and adds new products to previously-published test results. Research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres. Long published in print, the database version of Dictionary of Literary Biography offers instant searching of the entire series by a variety of search options including: author, title, subjects, birth and death dates, nationality, ethnicity, and gender. Also included are essays on publishing houses and literary topics.

Digital Learn provides a variety of online computer classes, ranging from finding jobs online to online shopping, we’ll even help you get started on Facebook, Microsoft Word, and more! Cleveland Public Library along with Cuyahoga County Public Library, East Cleveland Public Library and other area partners, have joined together to bridge the digital divide. Collectively we are known as the Digital Inclusion Anchors. Vision: For every resident in Greater Cleveland to have access to affordable devices, reliable internet and the relevant skills to use them so that they can empower themselves to seek every opportunity available through the digital economy.

(Series SEMT)- Bibliographic service listing preprints and published proceedings in science, engineering, medicine, and technology, accessible by dates, locations, conference names, sponsors, series, editors, and publisher. Includes acquisitions information.

Academic Search Premier, Alt Health Watch, Business Source Premier, Computer Source: Consume Edition, ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing & Academic, MAS FullTEXT Ultra, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Sociological Collection and Vocational Search & Career Collection.

Additional downloadable e-content the digital version of books, journals, and reference resources. Accessible 24 hours a days, seven days a week.

Since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive appraisal of global news every week. Because of its global perspective and economic and political analysis, it is highly regarded and heavily relied on by the world’s political and business leaders, opinion formers and decision makers. Researchers can compare economic trends across continents and centuries, cull cutting-edge ideas from the economic and political perspectives of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and conduct credible research on notable historical events.

Spanish speakers and students of Spanish can benefit from the clear, concise information in Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book’s intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia.

(Educational Resources Information Center) — Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, and standards and guidelines.

This unique reference offers precise access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections a wealth of information that might be otherwise hidden away in your library. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text database of minority, Native American and ethnic U.S. newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes more than 470,000 full-text articles from over 200 publications dating from 1985 to the present. It is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes abstract/index (covering 1992-2004) and full text (covering 2005 to present) of Cleveland Call and Post and full text of the Cleveland Jewish News from 1995 to the present.

Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 supports research in religious studies, African studies, women’s studies, international affairs and anthropology. Letters that served as reports from the field describe the indigenous peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, cultural differences and mores, and the many problems and achievements of the work.

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

FamilySearch International is one of the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Users can search records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. FamilySearch offers access to records through affiliate libraries, including new digital access to many of the records that are currently restricted from viewing at home. The extension of this service to your library will add exclusive access to approximately 25 percent of the 1.5+ million rolls of microfilms already converted to digital images.

A collection of FBI reports comprising the Bureau’s investigative and surveillance efforts primarily between 1961 and 1976. The collected materials include Forman’s involvement with the “Black Manifesto” and the Bureau’s “COINTELPRO” investigations into “Black Nationalist – Hate Groups / Internal Security,” which includes information on the activities of SNCC. Date range: 1961-1976.

Between the early 1920s and early 1980s, the Justice Department and its Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged in widespread investigation of those deemed politically suspect. Prominent among the targets of this sometimes coordinated, sometimes independent surveillance were aliens, members of various protest groups, Socialists, Communists, pacifists, militant labor unionists, ethnic or racial nationalists and outspoken opponents of the policies of the incumbent presidents. This resource includes the FBI files of two dozen prominent individuals and organizations, including the NAACP, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Thurgood Marshall, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Black Panther Party of North Carolina, and many others.

This collection comprises the Legal Case and Communist Party files of the Civil Rights Congress, documenting the many issues and litigation in which the CRC was involved during its 10-year existence. These papers provide valuable insight on the activities of the Civil Rights Congress, most notably in cases involving civil rights and civil liberties issues, such as those of Willie McGee (Mississippi), Rosa Lee Ingram (Georgia), Paul Washington (Louisiana), Robert Wesley Wells (California), the Trenton Six (New Jersey), the Martinsville Seven (Virginia), and many others.

This fully searchable electronic edition of the Financial Times — one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world — offers the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to the end of 2010. Every article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Every item in this online archive has been subject or topic categorized to permit fast retrieval and review of relevant articles, making this comprehensive research tool highly valuable to anyone studying the economic and business history and current affairs of the last 120 years.

Fold3 provides access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the United States military from the Revolutionary War to the present.

FDO (Foundation Directory Online) Essential is the quickest and easiest way to get started on your search while at home or at your office. Within this database you have available to you limited foundation profiles, as well as grantmakers and 990s for funding searches. For more complete and robust information, please visit the library to access FDO Professional. FDO Essential requires a separate registration account with your email address.

This resource provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Professional provides four comprehensive databases: grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s. Professional’s interactive maps and chart show a foundation’s grants geographically — right down to the ZIP code — and by recipient type or primary subject with three levels of detail.

This is an online database of close to 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online provides online access to accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund: edducational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships students and graduates of specific schools arts and cultural support awards, prizes, and grants by nomination international applicants employees/families of employees at specific companies research and professional support and, general welfare and special needs.

Cleveland Public Library is pleased to offer Freegal Music. CPL Cardholders can download up to five MP3 digital music files every week and unlimited streaming. You can listen to artists from every era and genre.

Gale Courses features numerous FREE instructor-led courses on virtually every topic — from writing, web design, parenting, photography, accounting, programming, and hundreds more. Focusing on skill and professional development, all Gale Courses are created by expert instructors, ensuring that each course is comprehensive, clear and engaging.

Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in easy to understand language.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of general reference.

Genealogy Connect is a resource for genealogy instruction and research. It includes keyword-searchable content from more than 550 genealogical reference works and “how-to” guides published by Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company. The user interface enables instant translation into 38 languages, seamless cross-searching across collections, multi-page viewing (to recreate a book experience), and the ability to print, save, e-mail, and share articles.

This database features full text, plus the graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of scientific information. A full range of topics are covered, including anthropology, astronomy, biology, computers, earth sciences, medicine and health. Other media such as graphs, charts, diagrams, and high resolution photos and illustrations are included.

Freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

This is your “one-site stop” for comprehensive Ohio legislative and governmental information. Features include status of bills, updated daily, text of amendments, legislative analyses, and fiscal impact statements, text of opinions as well including useful links to government information throughout Ohio and the United States which is updated regularly.

Health Data Matters contributes to a robust health data ecosystem that enables individuals and organizations committed to health improvement in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to consistently utilize local evidence and create health data applications to enhance health equity and improve the lives of all residents.

This full-text database contains full-text content from over 80 magazines, over 100 reference books, thousands of reports, and current health pamphlets. Health Source: Consumer Edition covers a wide variety of subjects including information on specific diseases, fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health, and more.

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874).

Historical Abstracts is the leading index of literature covering world history (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for the period 1450 to the present. Begun in 1955, Historical Abstracts features more than 700,000 concise abstracts and citations to journal articles (many with links to full-text), books and dissertations on a diverse range of world history subjects. Each year the compilers of this database add more than 20,000 new abstracts and citations after screening more than 1,700 journal titles published worldwide for articles, books and dissertations of interest to historians. (For U.S. and Canadian history, use the America: History and Life database).

Unique scholarly and educational resources for exploring African American history and culture. Large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present. Rather than focus on one particular part of a person’s life or a single subject, such as a career or participation in the civil rights movement, the interviews are life oral histories covering the person’s entire span of memories as well as his or her own family’s oral history. Interviews were first conducted in 1993, and continue to the present.

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When James Meredith sought to legally become the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, the duty of upholding the federal law allowing him to do so fell upon the Justice Department and the FBI. Meredith launched a legal revolt against white supremacy in the most segregated state in America and the iconic institution, Ole Miss. This resource contains extensive FBI documentation on Meredith’s battle to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962 and white political and social backlash.

JSTOR is a large digital archive of scholarly journals. This site provides convenient full-text access to journals in the following fields: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology.

Kids InfoBits covers a broad range of elementary school topics in one accessible resource. It includes books, magazines, news, videos, and even images and graphs are indexed and searchable.

Militant Black nationalism and pan-Africanism influenced and paralleled African America’s interest in Africa. Africa’s entrance into the international arena and American Cold War politics helped fuel the Civil Rights and the Black Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The Black Liberation Movement supported and extended the influence of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) within the African-American community. This resource consists of a wide range of primary source materials, such as FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Cleveland, NYC, Baltimore, New Haven, and Detroit and many others.

Reflecting the latest trends in a rapidly evolving field, this database indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. This invaluable resource delivers full text articles cover to cover from over a hundred select publications. PDF page images of the full text articles bring researchers charts, graphs, photos, and other valuable graphical information. Providing enhanced access to your periodical collection, this database also steers users to valuable information on the Web with hotlinks to sites mentioned in articles.

This database is used by Library of Congress cataloging staff in their daily classification activities. It provides access to the most up-to-date version of the LCC database. Browse through a classification schedule or search the schedules by captions, index terms, or even keywords. Search the database of Library of Congress subject authority records and find correlations between subject headings and classification numbers or vice-versa, as reflected in bibliographic records.

Lynda.com is now Linkedin Learning. Explore 16,000 virtual courses professionally-produced courses to help you take the next step in your career or develop new skills. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion.

This database is the definitive source for brief plot summaries, character profiles, and critical analyses of the most studied works of literature. It covers works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and essayists, and provides more than 15,000 biographical records. Included are the full texts of thousands of poems and short stories, literary journals, and respected literary reference works including Masterplots, Masterplots II, and the Salem Press Critical Surveys series.

Literature Criticism Online is the most extensive compilation of literary criticism available. It is comprised of the complete contents of 10 individual, award-winning Gale series that represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Included are centuries of the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals: tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. The following series are included in this database: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children’s Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author.

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Full text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,700 periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. Updated daily.

(U.S. National Library of Medicine) — The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.

Mergent Archives provides access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents covering more than 100 countries and industries. The extensive collection of corporate annual reports dates to the 1920s and offers researchers a firsthand look at the evolution of business the world over. Search by company name, date range, and document type. For U.S. companies, searches can also be limited by state and city. The D&B Million Dollar Directory is located under D&B Manuals.

(Previously Moody’s FIS Online)With the utility of FIS Online, Mergent/Moody’s provides in-depth analysis, financial data and histories, and filings of U.S. and International public companies,bond and dividend information. Access to a fully searchable database of more than 10,000 NYSE, AMEX, and Nasdaq exchange companies, including all real-time (and archived to 1993) EDGAR (SEC) filings.

Use this database to obtain marketing leads and company profiles for over 70 million companies in the United States contact information on over 210 million North American Consumers Demographics by zip code, MSA or industry and a Job Search which includes over 20 million employers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section.

As the official journal of the nonprofit National Geographic Society, National Geographic magazine built its reputation delivering high-quality photojournalism, cartography and in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, and technology. Search the vivid photographs and historic articles as well as engaging videos and detailed maps.

Naxos Music Library offers catalogues or selected recordings of over 400 independent labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, EMI Classics, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Teldec, Vanguard Classics, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics. Genres include Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, and Nostalgia music.

NEO CANDO is an information sharing network providing a comprehensive collection of demographic data describing the 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within the region. Data regarding population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing and crime statistics are available.

The New York Times (1851-2017) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Enjoy 72 hours of full off-site complimentary access to NYTimes.com courtesy of Cleveland Public Library.

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and more.

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they’ll enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they’ll enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

This web site gives individuals access to career planning, job searching, and creating a resume. Find information on in-demand careers, career fairs, workshops, scholarships, and employment programs for skills training. Take online occupational and academic online assessment practice tests to achieve your goals. Visit the Individual with Disability, Veteran, and K-12 student portals for career and employment assistance.

Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day. Compiled over a period of 15 years, it represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study.

The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It aims to show not only the current meanings of words, but also to trace their development through time. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world, making the OED a unique historical record.

With over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars, Grove Music Online (GMO) is the authoritative resource for music research with an ongoing mission to chart the diverse history and cultures of music and musicians from around the globe.

The collection consists of materials from the years 1913 through 1998 that document African American author and activist Amiri Baraka. The extensive documentation includes poetry, organizational records, print publications, articles, plays, speeches, personal correspondence, oral histories, as well as some personal records. The materials cover Baraka’s involvement in the politics in Newark, N.J. and in Black Power movement organizations such as the Congress of African People, the National Black Conference movement, the Black Women’s United Front. Later materials document Baraka’s increasing involvement in Marxism.

Full text access to all content from 1991 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.

Plain Dealer e-edition (Only Accessible inside CPL branch libraries )

Historical Plain Dealer offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Issues run from April 7, 1845 to May 31, 1991. Search by keyword, name, date, date ranges, article type and issue.

Provides full text and color access to all content from 2019 the present (except for the last 90 days).

Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint . Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Provides full-text access to more than 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles.Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO.

Search more than 3 million articles from some 375 leading magazines many of the articles are peer-reviewed. Find articles by keyword, subject heading, publication, dates, journal, author, article title, ISSN, article type, and more. This database provides full text coverage of Wilson Library Bulletin, including PDF page images.

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

The Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was a social movement organization that proposed three objectives. First of these objectives was the creation of an independent Black-majority country composed of the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina and the Black-majority counties adjacent to this area in Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida. Second, they demanded $400 billion in reparations for the injustices suffered by African Americans during the slavery and segregation periods. Third, they demanded a referendum of all African Americans in order to decide what should be done with their citizenry. This collection consists of a range of primary source documents, including newspapers, leaflets, books, pamphlets and more.

Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers online language learning lessons using their immersion method. This resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. The Rosetta Stone mobile app is also available to help you learn wherever you are. Click here for instructions.

Industry and company analysis and investment rankings including Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports) and the Outlook investment newsletter. Stock price history charts and executive biographies also provided. Screening tools to find companies and create lists from a global universe of over 3 million private companies and 250,000 public companies.

SAMS contains original technical manuals for a wide range of consumer products back to 1946. Use it for instructions and illustrations in repairing specific brands and models of radios, VCRs, cameras, clocks, etc.

A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768 pixel size.Use a city and street name or city and building’s name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Sesame Street eBooks is an online collection of picture books featuring kids’ favorite Sesame Street characters. The collection includes read-along books, audiobooks, animated books and interactive books, all designed around Sesame Street’s early childhood curriculum.

With over 3 million ship entries, Shipindex.org guides you to the ship you are researching. Once the ship is found, the database shows you which books, magazines, and web sites your ship is mentioned.

A unique achievement in the field of historic archives, this resource consists of millions of cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from many different countries documenting the African slave trade. Content is divided into these broad categories: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, and the Age of Emancipation.

A comprehensive database that covers aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. .

This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Something About the Author presents information on tens of thousands of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens. Included are the complete contents of two long-published print series: Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. Biographical sketches include personal data, career, awards and honors, writings, adaptations, additional sources and more–searchable by keyword, full text, named author, and illustration caption. Specially commissioned autobiography essays and an abundance of personal photos provide an entertaining and informative first-person perspective of the lives and careers of their subjects.

This collection contains the correspondence of both Esther Cooper and James E. Jackson, James Jackson’s lectures, research notebooks, speeches, and writings (published and unpublished), subject files, correspondence, internal documents and printed ephemera pertaining to the Southern Negro Youth Congress and the periodical Freedomways. James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson, African American communists and civil rights activists, are best known for their role in founding and leading the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-48).

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Masculinity, Anxiety, and Fear of the Other in the Age of Trump

On February 9, 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy stood before the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia and presented a list of over 200 State Department employees who were supposedly members of the Communist Party. These individuals, of course, needed to be eliminated immediately—before the Soviet Union’s atheistic groupthink overtook the Home of the Brave.

For McCarthy, America’s “position of impotency,” was the result of weak-minded liberals, Communists, and homosexuals. These groups were, in the McCarthyist dogma, fragile, cowardly, and downright un-American.

According to political historian K.A. Cuordileone, writing in the Journal of American History, McCarthy’s targets were more often than not "‘dilettante diplomats’ working under Democratic administrations who ‘cringed,’ ‘whined,’ and ‘whimpered’ in the face of Communism, ‘prancing mimics of the Moscow party line.’” Clearly, these “sissies” needed to be rooted out by someone tough, unafraid, and incorruptible—someone like McCarthy.

And so began one of the darkest chapters of American history, as an opportunistic political figure capitalized on the fear and anxiety of the post-World War II period to gain influence over the American public and wrench power into his own embrace.

Joseph McCarthy, now known in history classes across the nation as one of this country’s most reviled political figures, was neither the first nor the last American demagogue to rely on a toxic mix of hyper-masculinity and anxiety towards the “Other” to claw his way into power.

Today, we have another bloviating firebrand preparing to move into the White House. While Donald Trump—with his casually offensive comments towards an array of groups, proud references to penis size, and endless remarks on how ugly, fat, or sexually appealing any particular woman is—may seem like an entirely new phenomenon, his strategy could be taken right out of McCarthy’s playbook.

In fact, it might as well have been, as one of Trump’s closest confidantes for years, attorney Roy Cohn, worked shoulder to shoulder with McCarthy during the Red Scare. Decades after Cohn, McCarthy’s chief counsel and close advisor, assisted the senator in systematically rooting out Communists and homosexuals, the lawyer could be found defending Donald Trump in court against Justice Department accusations of racist behavior and numerous violations of the Fair Housing Act.

“I hear Roy in the things [Trump] says quite clearly,” Cohn’s lover Peter Fraser told the New York Times in June. “That bravado, and if you say it aggressively and loudly enough, it’s the truth—that’s the way Roy used to operate to a degree, and Donald was certainly his apprentice.”

That bravado, one of Trump’s defining characteristics, is nothing new. Yet, while McCarthy’s chosen menaces were singled out by political preference and sexual orientation, Trump prefers to demonize groups by race, religion, and, well, anyone who opposes him.

Political observers have taken note. The GOP seems “blithely unaware that this is a Joe McCarthy moment,” wrote New York Times columnist David Brooks earlier this year. “People will be judged by where they stood at this time. Those who walked with Trump will be tainted forever after for the degradation of standards and the general election slaughter.”

While Donald Trump—with his casually offensive comments towards an array of groups, proud references to penis size, and endless remarks on how ugly, fat, or sexually appealing any particular woman is—may seem like an entirely new phenomenon, his strategy could be taken right out of McCarthy’s playbook.

Although comparisons between the two men may be easy, it is perhaps more useful to examine similarities between the eras in which they emerged, said the Cold War historian K.A. Cuordileone when reached at her home in New York this summer.

The 1950s were an extended period of hyper-masculine politics and paranoia, said Cuordileone, who is a history professor at New York City College of Technology. As today, the era exhibited high levels of anxiety, with crushing fear around the threat of communism (the Red Scare) and secondarily around that of homosexuality (the so-called Lavender Scare). Cuordileone noted a similar anti-intellectualism trend during that time as well, as the American public developed a deep mistrust of intellectual elites—those Harvard-educated scholars who were perhaps too sympathetic to our enemies, too open to diplomacy, and too cowardly to face the threat with necessary might.

Donald Trump, who says he “loves the uneducated” while calling for more muscular foreign policy (without real specifications as to what that policy is), proudly emulates many of these Cold War values.

Still, Cuordileone said, while there were anxieties about women and gay people during the Cold War period, “liberalism wasn't very far advanced, there was no gay rights movement or feminist movement to worry about.”

Although she has spent a career studying trends in American politics, Cuordileone says today we are witnessing something new: a “perfect storm” of anxieties, even greater than those of the 1950s. Not only is the nation grappling with fears around terrorism and violence abroad, but also around fast-changing demographics and cultural norms.

Women are quickly making up for decades of social, political, and economic exclusion, becoming an increasingly dominant force everywhere from the workplace to the White House. Young women are now more likely to have a college degree than their male peers, and are making more money relative to men their age than their mothers and grandmothers, according to Pew Research Center. Additionally, they have comprised a greater portion of the vote in the last eight presidential elections In 2004, nearly 9 million more women voted than men. Women simply cannot be ignored—or discarded as mere objects of status.

As women continue making great strides in a number of areas, voters of color are also demanding greater recognition—and the demographics are moving in their favor. In 2011, for example, more babies of color were born in the United States than white ones for the first time. Some states, like California and Texas, are already “minority-majority,” with more people of color than whites.

Although many folks are hoping to “Make America Great Again,” the demographics of that “great” past are simply no longer possible—a realization that has surely induced anxiety for many Americans. According to Berkeley Political Scientist Taeku Lee, given the pace of demographic shift in this country—and with it an anticipated loss of power—”it would have been most extraordinary for the United States not to have seen the emergence of a white nationalist movement.”

“The key questions now include: For how long? With what degree of political violence?” said Lee, who is an expert on racial politics and minority voting patterns. “And, will it continue to be under the banner of the Republican Party? Or will the Republican Party, at some point after this election, take a principled stand against this ugly underbelly of social and political transformation?”

Berkeley Law Professor Ian Haney Lopez further illustrated the roots of this racial anxiety in an interview with the radio show Between the Lines. For the past 50 years, he said, the Republican party has built itself around a narrative that says to Americans, "The biggest threat in your lives come from other poor people of color, it comes from the liberal institutions like unions and like government that support poor people of color, worry about them, hate government, trust instead the big corporations and the very rich."

“That's the basic narrative the Republicans have been using for 50 years and that's exactly the narrative Trump has tapped into in this latest election cycle,” said Lopez, who is also the director of the Haas Institute’s Racial Politics project.

This racial anxiety, coupled with economic instability made visible by the Great Recession, has inevitably sparked great unease about the shifting power structure of the future.

The difference between now and the Cold War era, Cuordileone concluded, is that not only do we have terrorist and infiltration threats, but demographic changes as well. “My generation might be last generation to remember a white America,” she said. Many of the folks to whom Trump speaks are “the people who remember America being much whiter.”

Although many folks are hoping to “Make America Great Again,” the demographics of that “great” past are simply no longer possible.

Even in this pronounced Age of Anxiety, for many Trump’s rise seems wholly unexplainable, his appeal confounding. Yet for at least a significant chunk of Americans, Trump is the preferred choice. And for 63% of white men, the billionaire real estate mogul is the answer to all their anxieties.

So what do white men find so appealing about the candidate, one who seems unbothered by facts and has a penchant for offending almost everybody?

It is perhaps just these qualities that can help explain it. According to Ange Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California, we are currently witnessing a “movement backlash” to progressive strides, perhaps most notably women’s demands for greater autonomy and control over their own bodies.

This current movement backlash is part of a larger trend, she said, pointing to a similar backlash against Second Wave Feminism in the 1990s. Then, Hancock said, the backlash was more explicitly around gender roles and family values—maintaining traditional families and reforming welfare, which was seen as supporting poor, lazy, and stereotypically Black single mothers.

The mid-1990s witnessed an upswell of men’s movements in reaction to changing cultural norms, she said, citing the Promise Keepers Movement, promoted by Evangelical Christian organizations and the Million Man March, in part organized by the Nation of Islam.

“Both were really about this idea that men need to reassert dominance,” Hancock said.

Trump is now speaking to those men who have similar anxieties about a perceived loss of dominance and traditional roles. This time around, she said, the crusade is less based on religion and more on economics, thanks to the Great Recession, which may explain Trump’s pronounced appeal for lower-income Americans.

As in the 90s, Hancock believes that some of this anger may be due to a backlash towards increasing female autonomy—not only in the workplace and home, as was the case 20 years ago, but in the realm of sex and dating as well. Sexual assault and date rape have increasingly come to the forefront of national discussion in recent years, to the ire of many men who feel victimized by more punitive laws and policies. As universities nationally are finding themselves under the microscope for mismanaged handlings of sexual assault cases, there has been equally as much frustration by men who feel they are being unfairly targeted for enacting their sexual desires.

Trump embodied this frustration when shrugging off his own highly graphic comments—caught on tape—about sexually assaulting women as mere “locker room banter.” As his son Eric explained, that type of talk is just what happens when guys get together. “They get carried away, and sometimes that’s what happens when alpha personalities are in the same presence," he said.

“The only thing that tape shows is he’s a healthy heterosexual,” a Trump supporter told the New York Times a few days after the scandal had played out.

The message: Chill out. Men are just being men. Women need to relax.

For many men, hearing Trump say that nobody would vote for former Republican rival Carly Fiorina because of her face or call Fox News Host Megyn Kelly a “bimbo” (not to mention insinuate that she cannot properly do her job because of menstruation) may feel like a reassertion of the correct social order, a clear pushback against “PC culture,” feminists, and overly-offended liberals.

Perhaps Trump himself explained this sentiment best. “All of the men, we're petrified to speak to women anymore,” he said at a rally in May. “The women get it better than we do.” True or not, Trump seems to be speaking to an acute anxiety that many men are feeling.

Yet it is not just men who seemed respond well to Trump's brashly sexist rhetoric. Exit polls showed that a majority of white women—53 percent—also voted for the Republican candidate. What this teaches us: it's not just men who breathe our misogynistic air. As Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore wrote after the election: "It is impossible to be feminist and not be appalled by the complicity of women in their own oppression."

How unempowered are so many women that they can hear a man talk about sexually assaulting another person and just shrug, cover their ears, and vote him into the highest office in the country? Perhaps they see in Trump a reflection of their own fathers, sons, and partners, a reflection of how men are "supposed to be". Clearly the work of dismantling systems of misogyny goes beyond just teaching our boys and men to behave—we must also empower our girls and women to demand—and to expect—better than what Donald Trump's behavior seems to suggest is normal.

Amanda Marcotte, writing in Salon, put a name to this type behavior: toxic masculinity.

Toxic masculinity, she wrote, “is a specific model of manhood, geared towards dominance and control. It’s a manhood that views women and LGBT people as inferior, sees sex as an act not of affection but domination, and which valorizes violence as the way to prove one’s self to the world.”

In August, The Atlantic published an abridged note from an anonymous Trump supporter, explaining in detail why he—as a non-religious young voter—was particularly drawn to the nominee and his offensive style of communication. Trump, he wrote, appeals strongly to young men, who feel that masculine traits are “devalued everywhere.”

“Rather like gay people a generation ago, young men today feel that they’re being treated as if they were born wrong,” he wrote. “We didn’t live through the Reagan years. We’ve never seen a man’s man in politics before. Trump offers a sense that someone sees them and cares about speaking to them, even if only as far as it takes to con them.”

It is this same sentiment—the growing victimhood of the hapless heterosexual man—that Donald Trump so easily channels, promotes, and, ultimately, exploits.

How unempowered are so many women that they can hear a man talk about sexually assaulting another person and just shrug, cover their ears, and vote him into the highest office in the country?

This victimhood is, of course, constructed on an utterly fictitious foundation As Atlantic writer James Hamblin pointed out, “To suggest that straight, stereotypically masculine men are in any way marginalized in American society—much less to compare their perceived plight to that of homosexual Americans a decade ago—is, by objective measures, absurd.”

The dominance of white men has been challenged on many fronts, he added. Yet these challenges are more akin to “a regression toward parity, an undoing of entrenched inequality.”

Unfortunately, said Ange Marie Hancock of the University of Southern California, current strategies to grapple with anxieties such as those related to toxic masculinity have not developed fast enough for us to “deal with Trump.”

“Toxic masculinity is something that needs to be chopped off at its root, rather than having to do anger management years later,” she said. “How do we better train boys when they are 5,6, or 7?”

According to john a. powell, professor of Law and African American Studies at UC Berkeley, the most effective response to the stoking of anxieties by demagogues like Trump and McCarthy is clear: “radical inclusivity.” In this model, all people are included in the Circle of Human Concern.

In a democracy, powell says, belonging is the most important endowment we share with one another. Historically, only white men were included in this circle, although more recently corporations have also gained access to the circle. Immigrants, people of color, folks with disabilities, and women have traditionally been excluded from access to the resources and opportunities that come with group membership in this sphere.

For powell, who is also the director of the Haas Institute, we must work towards what the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. called a “beloved community,” which consists of loving connections rather than dominating ones.

“How do we build institutions and structures that support that?” powell said in 2014, nearly a year before Trump’s image was projected daily on TV stations nationwide with reports of the candidate’s latest offensive comment. “How do we actually embrace each other?” powell asked.


Watch the video: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: McCarthyism: Past, Present, Future (January 2022).