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African American Communities
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A diverse range of primary source material that focuses on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas. Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community.
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African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998
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African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998, provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
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African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956
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African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1. There are 75 newly available newspapers in Series 2. These U.S. newspapers chronicle a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection includes many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
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Age of Exploration
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Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration. c.1420-1920
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America: History & Life
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Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Article abstracts and bibliographic citations of books and dissertations. You can now search America: History and Life alongside Historical Abstracts.

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America in World War Two
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This online resource presents an extensive selection of archival collections and oral histories sourced from the holdings of The National WWII Museum, New Orleans. These personal collections consist of correspondence, diaries and journals, flight logs, photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, maps and military papers.
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American Book Prices Current
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Annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction in the US and Canada, the UK and selected other countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Australia.
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American Broadsides and Ephemera
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American Broadsides and Ephemera, covering 1749-1900, offers fully searchable facsimiles of 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1749 and 1900. Featuring documents produced locally across the country, these rare items vividly capture the daily lives of earlier Americans.
The diverse subjects of the broadsides in this collection range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War and natural disasters to government proclamations and town meeting reports. The collection also offers confessions of convicted criminals, theatre playbills and concert programs, publishers' prospectuses, patriotic and popular songs and poems, campaign literature, items illustrating political party organizations and controversies, and much more. The ephemera include a large number of detailed advertisements, often with full-colour illustrations.
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American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part 2: Southern Regional Office
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This collection documents the ACLU's legal battle to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in thirteen Southern states. Consisting of case files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and more, this collection offers a primary source perspective on civil rights issues from voting rights to the dismantling of the Jim Crow system. Covers 1912-1990.
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American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
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More than a thousand sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs that provide access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war.
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American History
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This collection traces the progress of American History and covers the themes of colonization and settlement through the revolution, expansion, politics, slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction, to World War II.
Module I Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Module II Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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American Indian Histories and Cultures
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American Indian Histories and Cultures provides access to 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. It also includes a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.
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American Indian Newspapers
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American Indian Newspapers presents the publications of a range of communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016.
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American National Biography Online
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Profiles more than 18,000 men and women from all eras and from all walks of life who have helped shape American culture and history.
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American State Papers 1789-1838
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Search or browse these U.S. congressional materials originating from 1789 and covering through 1838 but not published until the second and third quarters of the 19th century.
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American West
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Comprised of original manuscripts, rare printed books, maps and ephemeral material from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago, American West this collection provides details of frontier life, Indigenous Peoples, vigilantes and outlaws.
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Archive of Americana
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Books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers and Government documents printed in America over three centuries. Collections include African American Newspapers (1827-1998), Early American Newspapers (1690-1876), the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980) and American State Papers (1789-1838).
Remote access, to some of the collections, is available to Readers with a valid pass, from the individual collection record.
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Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism & Culture
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International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture examines populations and areas of the world previously underrepresented in prevailing scholarship on sexuality and gender, with a particular focus on southern Africa and Australia. The module also provides significant coverage of lesbian and feminist organisations, and lesbian culture internationally. Covers 1820-2016.
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Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
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This forms part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online. The collection offers a range of primary source material covering such topics as British and U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy; Asian political, economic, and social affairs; the Philippine Insurrection, the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion; and missionary activity in Asia.
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The Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988 (part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
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Founded by former slave John Henry Murphy, Sr. when he merged three church publications, The Baltimore Afro-American became one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast.
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Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records & Supplement
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Focuses on the political side of the Black freedom movement, including the role of civil rights organisations in pushing forward legislative change, and the interaction of Black Americans with the Federal Government in the C20.
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Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Parts 1 & 2
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Digitized primary source materials including records of major civil rights organizations, and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle in the United States. Covers 1898 - 1992
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British records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900
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Included as part of British Online Archives, this series documents the colonial, missionary and commercial history of British activities in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Many of the collections provide original documents on Britain's role in the slave trade.

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Cambridge University Press COVID-19 Research
Coronavirus Covid-19 open access material
Over 70 book chapters and articles plus commentary report on the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Chatham House Online Archive
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Available from 1920 until (and including) 2008
Enables users to explore research, expert analysis and commentary from the eminent think tank, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Includes unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts offering valuable insight into the thoughts of key figures.
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Chicano Database
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All types of material about Chicanos. Incorporates the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature. Covers mainly the 1960s to date, with selective coverage back to the early 1900s.

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China, America and the Pacific
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An extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps document this fascinating history.
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Colonial America
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Sourced from The National Archives UK, Colonial America offers access to thousands of documents on North America from 1606-1822, consisting of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.
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Colonial and Missionary Records
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Included as part of British Online Archives, this series covers administrative and missionary records of the British Empire. Missionary records, including those of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, detail early European encounters with the peoples of Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia, Africa and the Americas. Commercial interests are represented through estate papers of Jamaican plantations. Colonial annual reports can be found in the African Blue Books collection.

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Colonial State Papers
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Papers presented to the Privy Council and Board of Trade 1574-1757, relating to the governance of, and activities in, the American, Canadian and West Indian colonies of England. Includes Calendar of State Papers Colonial, with links to documents.
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Communist Historical Newspapers Collection 1919-2013 (part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
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This collection provides access to publications from the Communist Party of the USA covering issues such as worker's rights, social issues, national and international politics, culture, and Party activity. They feature notable contributors including writer Richard Wright, folk singer Woody Guthrie and political cartoonist Robert Minor.
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Confidential Print: North America
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This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the United States, Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean, with some coverage of Central and South America, and covers such topics as slavery, Prohibition, the First and Second World Wars, racial segregation, territorial disputes, the League of Nations, McCarthyism and the nuclear bomb. The bulk of the material covers the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
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Congressional District Atlas of the United States
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NB: Order this CD-ROM from the Issue Desk (Code 47) for the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
Maps and tables cover all 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
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Congressional Hearings Digital Collection, 1824-1979
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This collection offers the full text of published and unpublished US Senate and House of Representatives Committee hearings from 1824 to 1979, including transcripts of evidence presented by witnesses.
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Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection, 1789-1997
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Full text of verbatim debates of the US Senate and House of Representatives, with subject heading, speaker, bill and public law number search facilities available.
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Congressional Research Digital Collection
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Available from 2004 until (and including) 2011
Full text of Congressional Research Service reports and Congressional Committee prints. CRS reports cover social policy, American law, foreign affairs, trade, defence, science and industry and US government and finance. A committee print can contain anything relevant to the legislative and oversight functions of Congress. They include research papers, compilations of laws, legislative descriptions and analyses and transcripts of mark up sessions.
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Congressional Serial Set Digital Edition, 1817-1994
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Reports, documents and journals of the US Senate and House of Representatives in full text, 1817-1994.
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Congressional Serial Set Digital Edition, 1817-1994, Maps
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Search and view the maps published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications. Although the focus is on U.S. locations, there is worldwide coverage of various themes.
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Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture
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Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920, presents a broad history of crime in the long 19th century derived from French, German, Spanish, Australian, British and U.S. sources. The collection includes trial transcripts, court proceedings, police and forensic documents, photographs, true crime literature and detective novels, and newspaper accounts.
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Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography
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The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. It covers the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish, with entries on figures from the first forced slave migrations in the sixteenth centuries, to entries on living persons.
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Digital National Security Archive
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The archive includes thousands of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. foreign policy decisions. There are more than 50 complete collections each offering specialised insight. Coverage includes the Iran-Contra Affair, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the War on Terror and Donald Rumsfeld's Snowflakes.
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Digital Scriptorium
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A growing consortium of American libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts.
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Drama Online
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Play texts, scholarly works on theatre and video recordings of performances. A database of plays can be searched by cast size and composition and duration. Content includes Shakespeare's Globe on Screen, LA Theatre Works, Arden editions, Nick Hern books, Faber and Faber and modern plays.
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Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
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Contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America during the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876: From Colonies to Nation
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Reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than one million pages a/s fully text-searchable facsimile images.
The collection, part of America's Historical Newspapers, is based largely on Clarence Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers,1690-1820".
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Early American Newspapers, Series 2, 1758-1900: The New Republic
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Part of America's Historical Newspapers, Series 2 offers more than 290 significant 18th- and 19th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. Series 2 focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of American newspapers rose dramatically.
NB: Readers with a valid pass have remote access to this resource. Note that you have to select the 'Early American Newspapers Series 1' option to access Series 2.
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Early Encounters in North America
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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, cultures and the environment. Descriptions of North America, either its natural features or interactions among various cultural groups, from the period 1534 to 1860.
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Ebsco: onsite and remote databases
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The Library subscribes to over 30 (bibliographic, indexing and full text) databases hosted by Ebsco. The databases cover a range of subjects.

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Electronic Enlightenment
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Electronic Enlightenment is a wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century, to reconstruct one of the world's great historical “conversations”. It includes over 60,000 historical documents representing an exchange between 8000 historical figures on subjects including religion, science, economics, society and culture.
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Empire Online
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Full digital facsimiles of printed and manuscript materials relevant to the history of the British Empire. The project is being published in five sections between 2003 and 2007 offering c60,000 images of original documents linked to essays by leading scholars in the field. The sections cover Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969 (2003); Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire (2003/4); The Visible Empire (2004/5); Religion and Empire (2005/6); and Race, Class and Colonialism, c1783-1969 (2006/7).
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