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Resources for Studying and Teaching the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol Insurrection

Library resources and links for studying and teaching the events which unfolded at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021.


The purpose of this Subject Guide is to provide access to materials that can assist in the study and teaching of this event, but as more information continues to come to light, it may not be exhaustive. To suggest additional resources for inclusion, please use the "Email Me" button in the profile box on this page. 

What's in a name? How should we label these events and those involved in them?

There is no consensus about what to call the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, but for the purposes of this guide, we are using the word "insurrection," which is defined as:

insurrection [ in-suh-rek-shuhn ] NOUN
an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.
Insurrection. (n.d.). In Retrieved January 14, 2021, from
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