American Indian Histories and Cultures
Search through a wide range of historical and primary resources that explore the interactions between American Indians and Europeans from earliest contact, through the American Civil War, and up to the civil rights movement. Includes material related to American Indian history in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Content: Manuscripts, artwork, printed book, photographs, newspapers, treaties, speeches & diaries, historic maps, travel journals
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Access documents focused on the commercial, cultural and social history of the development of the American West, including pioneering expeditions, settlements and industry.
Content: Original manuscripts, ephemera, maps, rare printed works, financial records, photographs, artwork, and periodicals
China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980
Access primary source material encompassing China’s history from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic.
Content: Missionary periodicals, atlases, books, paintings & drawings, maps, photographs, ephemera
Defining Gender, 1450-1910
Search original source materials from British and European archives on the topics of gender, leisure and consumer culture. Covers history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective.
Content: Ephemera, pamphlets, college records and exam papers, books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers & account books, government documents, illustrated writings
Eighteenth Century Journals : A Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c1685-1815
Access 18th c. journals printed covering all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Covers important issues of the period, including political, social, and cultural aspects.
Access primary material for the study of ‘Empire’ and its theories, practices and consequences.
Content: Primary material, interactive maps
First World War: Personal Experiences
Access 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, along with contextual secondary material.
Content: Primary sources, scholarly essays, case studies, interactive maps
Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
Frontier Life brings together documents from sixteen archives and libraries around the world. Following the archival practices of the source libraries, each item has been put in a sub-collection with other, similar, material. Letters, diaries, government papers, books, artwork, photographs, business papers and maps are among the types of source material to be found within the collection. The geographical spread of these documents allows users to focus on a particular region, such as Canada, while viewing it within a wider global, comparative context
Mass Observation Online: British Social History, 1937-1972
Access literature covering the cultural and social history of Britain in the modern era. Indexes primary sources, including personal writings and topic collections.
Content: Scholarly journals, primary sources, manuscripts, photographs, interactive maps
Medieval Travel Writing
Access this 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.
Content: Manuscripts, secondary texts, maps, bibliographies, glossaries
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
Access primary sources on the topic of trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. Contextual essays are included alongside the documents.
Content: Primary sources, interactive maps, scholarly essays, galleries, chronologies, bibliographies