Today in History: Siam / Thailand

Crown Prince of Siam

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

Thailand images

Thailand maps

Siam historical newspaper coverage

Thailand historical newspaper coverage

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (1927-2016) Library of Congress blog October 14, 2016

U.S. legislation related to Thailand

Thailand Guide to Law online

Thailand Global Legal Monitor articles

More Law Library of Congress resources

Thailand country profile

Thailand country study

Thailand country profile BBC

Thailand timeline BBC