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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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      George Washington Carver: An American Biography, by Rackham Holt
      1. George Washington Carver: An American Biography by Rackham Holt
      The Saturday Review
      , April 17, 1943, p. 15 - PDF
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      James G. Blaine: A Political Idol of Other Days, by David Saville Muzzey
      1. James G. Blaine: A Political Idol of Other Days by David Saville Muzzey
      The Nation
      , October 17, 1934, p. 452
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      Alfred E. Smith: A Critical Study, by Henry F. Pringle
      1. Alfred E. Smith: A Critical Study by Henry F. Pringle
      The Nation
      , October 12, 1927, p. 384
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      The Peerless Leader: William Jennings Bryan, by Paxton Hibben
      1. The Peerless Leader: William Jennings Bryan by Paxton Hibben
      The Nation
      , November 20, 1929, pp. 590-591
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      The Education of a Diplomat, by Hugh R. Wilson
      1. The Education of a Diplomat by Hugh R. Wilson
      The Nation
      , April 2, 1938, p. 391
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      Peace or War?, by Merle Curti
      1. Peace or War? by Merle Curti
      The Nation
      , February 20, 1937, p. 219
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      Portrait of an Independent: Moorfield Storey, 1845-1929, by M.A. De Wolfe Howe
      1. Portrait of an Independent: Moorfield Storey, 1845-1929 by M.A. De Wolfe Howe
      The Nation
      , June 22, 1932, p. 706
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      Without Censor, by Thomas M. Johnson
      1. Without Censor by Thomas M. Johnson
      The Nation
      , October 2, 1929, p. 360
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      America and Total War, by Fletcher Pratt
      1. America and Total War by Fletcher Pratt
      The Saturday Review
      , May 10, 1941, p. 10 - PDF
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      Conscript Europe, by Randolph Leigh
      1. Conscript Europe by Randolph Leigh
      The Nation
      , September 24, 1938, p. 306
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      The Greatest American Woman: Lucretia Mott, by Lloyd C.M. Hare
      1. The Greatest American Woman: Lucretia Mott by Lloyd C.M. Hare
      The Nation
      , September 18, 1937, p. 299
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      Barriers Down: The Story of the News Agency Epoch, by Kent Cooper
      1. Barriers Down: The Story of the News Agency Epoch by Kent Cooper
      The Saturday Review
      , December 19, 1942, p. 10 - PDF
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      The Aviation Business, by Elsbeth E. Freudenthal
      1. The Aviation Business by Elsbeth E. Freudenthal
      The Nation
      , May 18, 1940, pp. 629-630
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      America Seen Through German Eyes, by Arthur Feiler
      1. America Seen Through German Eyes by Arthur Feiler
      The Nation
      , November 7, 1928, p. 493
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      Black Folk: Then and Now, by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois
      1. Black Folk: Then and Now by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois
      The Nation
      , August 19, 1939, p. 202
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      Two-Way Passage, by Louis Adamic
      1. Two-Way Passage by Louis Adamic
      The Saturday Review
      , October 18, 1941, p. 11 - PDF
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      Borah of Idaho, by Claudius O. Johnson
      1. Borah of Idaho by Claudius O. Johnson
      The Nation
      , June 3, 1936, pp. 718-719
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      Dana and "The Sun", by Candace Stone
      1. Dana and "The Sun" by Candace Stone
      The Nation
      , August 13, 1938, p. 158
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      A Liberal in Wartime, by Walter Nelles and Lewis Gannett
      1. A Liberal in Wartime by Walter Nelles and Lewis Gannett
      The Nation
      , March 30, 1940, p. 426
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      Co-Op, by Upton Sinclair
      1. Co-Op by Upton Sinclair
      The Nation
      , October 10, 1936, p. 422