Today in History–June 24–the Library of Congress features Siam, now Thailand. On this day in 1932 a coup brought 700 years of absolute rule under a series of Siamese kings to an end. Visit the Today in History section to get more historical tidbits about the history of the monarchy and the World’s Transportation Commission, which visited in 1898 to explore possibilities of promoting American trade. Then follow the links below to access more Thailand resources.
Thailand primary sources from the World Digital Library
Siam historical newspaper coverage (to 1922)
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (1927-2016) Library of Congress blog October 14, 2016