Databases by Adam Matthew Digital

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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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American West

 

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

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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

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. 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

A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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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.

A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Empire Online

 

Access primary material for the study of ‘Empire’ and its theories, practices and consequences.

 

Content: Primary material, interactive maps

A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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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

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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

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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

A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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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

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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

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