Databases by Adam Matthew Digital

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American Indian Histories and Cultures

 

Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library's extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

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American West

 

From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more.

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China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

 

Access primary source material relating to China's history from 1793 to 1980. Offers rare, printed materials (including missionary periodicals, atlases and books), colour paintings, maps, drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as photographs, sketches and ephemeral items, depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events. A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Defining Gender, 1450-1910

 

Search original source materials from British and European archives on the topics of gender, leisure and consumer culture. Benefits those studying history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective. A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Eighteenth Century Journals : A Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c1685-1815

 

Search rare journals printed between 1685 and 1815 covering all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Covers important issues of the period, including crime, sport, advertising, the theatre; fashion; politics, revolution; agriculture; social issues and society life.

A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Empire Online

 

Search primary material covering the colonial experience, including Cultural Contact, 1492-1969; Literature and Empire; The Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, c1607-2007. Indexes exploration journals and logs; letter books and correspondence; periodicals; diaries; official government papers; missionary papers; travel writing; slave papers; memoirs; fiction; children's adventure stories; traditional; folk tales; exhibition catalogues and guides; maps; marketing posters; photographs; and illustrations, with many in colour. A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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First World War: Personal Experiences

 

This resource showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.

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Mass Observation Online: British Social History, 1937-1972

 

Access literature covering cultural and social history of Britain in the modern era. Covers:

  • The end of the Hungry Thirties; when the impact of the Depression was still being felt
  • The onset of war, the Blitz and war on the home front
  • The post war world, with the rise of consumerism and television.

Indexes original manuscript and typescript papers, photographs and interactive maps. Excellent source for studies in history, literature, sociology, anthropology, political science and gender studies .

A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Medieval Travel Writing

 

Access this extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. Supporting the manuscripts are relevant secondary texts, maps of journeys, bibliographies and glossaries. A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007

 

Access thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images on the topic of trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. Documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field; each essay will have hypertext links to the primary sources it discusses. A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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