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The World Wars: firepower and fascism at home and abroad

The World Wars: firepower and fascism at home and abroad is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG Missionaries, 1914-1946 British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919 The British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files, 1933-1951 Conscientious Objection during the First World War Hitler's...
Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies

The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

American slave trade records and other papers of the Tarleton family, 1678-1838 Antigua, slavery and emancipation in the records of a sugar plantation, 1689-1907 Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709 Slave trade...
Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

Colonial America

Colonial America is a five-module resource expected to incorporate all 1,450 files form the CO 5 class at The National Archives, UK.  CO 5 contains the original correspondence between the Board of Trade and Secretaries of State and the English, later British, colonies in North America and the Caribbean from 1606-1822.

This is a five-module resource, with Module 1: Frontier Life, Early Expansion and Rivalries expected to be released in September 2015.

Module 1: Frontier Life, Early Expansion and Rivalries Module 2: Towards Revolution: Disputes and Origins of the Conflict Module 3: The...

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 12:05am

FDsys

FDsys is an open access repository of U.S. federal government agency and legislative branch publications. According to a 2006 GPO presentation, FDsys "will be a world class system for managing official Government content. The system will verify and track versions, assure authenticity, preserve content, and provide permanent public access." The system was largely developed by Harris Corporation under a contract let by the GPO in 2006. In 2016 the GPO announced that  "govinfo", a new system in beta, will eventually replace the FDsys website.   
Provider: Government Publishing Office
Updated: Oct 18, 2017 9:39am

Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946

Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946 provides access to 7 volumes and 823 pages covering the Society for The Propagation of the Gospel missionaries in Asia during World War 2.  MAP reports, that "this collection is derived from the 'X Series' records of the USPG which are held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford."

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 4, 2017 2:16pm

Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865

Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865 provides access to 28,202 pages on the anti-slavery and pro-slavery movement in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 4, 2017 12:39pm

Representing Britain: International relations and diplomacy

Representing Britain: International relations and diplomacy is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Military tactics discussed in letters to and from military leaders, 1881-1935British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador's letters, 1909-1962...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule

Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919Gambia under colonial rule, in Government...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution

American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

America in records from colonial missionaries, 1635-1928American prisoners of war, 1812-1815American records in...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:12pm

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996 provides access to the digitized collection of translated news broadcasts and publications published around the world during the period of 1946-1966 on apartheid in South Africa.  It includes the reaction and analysis written by both the people who experienced apartheid in South Africa and those around the world who watched, reacted to, and analyzed it.

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 2:55pm

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996 provides access to CIA monitored, recorded and translated news from newspapers, magazines, books, government statements and radio and television broadcasts that covered American racial issues and race relations in the United States.  It includes commentaries on African-American history, the Civil Rights movement, Hispanic-American history, and Asian-American history.

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports and the...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 2:55pm

First World War: Different Perspectives

First World War: Different Perspectives is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). 

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jun 20, 2017 10:42am

British Online Archives: Twentieth Century Political History

British Online Archives: Twentieth Century Political History is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). 

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jun 20, 2017 10:42am

Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine (WM), created and maintained by the Internet Archive, is an open access online archive of website content, derived from periodic crawls of the open web and data donations from Alexa Internet and others.  

Provider: Internet Archive
Updated: Apr 25, 2017 9:09pm

SabinetLaw

An open access database of South African legal information, compiled from information contained in Sabinet's paid legal databases.    

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:56pm

Electronic Records Archives (ERA) System

The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) is NARA's digital repository system for federal agency records management. ERA provides workflow support for transactions that occur between NARA and its agency customers to process and preserve electronic records. Agency records management staff use ERA to draft new record retention schedules for records, submit those schedules for approval by NARA, request the transfer of records in any format to NARA for accessioning or pre-accessioning, and submit electronic records for storage in the ERA electronic records repository. The repository is a digital archive that complies with all laws and regulations that apply to Federal, Presidential, and Congressional records. ERA also makes certain unstructured...

Provider: National Archives and Records Administration
Updated: Mar 20, 2017 1:24pm

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) provides access to declassified U.S. government documents from 1945-2013.  The resource now includes 48 collections consisting of approximately 120,000 indexed documents focusing on national security topics, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. Intelligence after 9/11, and the Vietnam War.

The collection contains policy documents including presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters and other secret material. 

 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jan 1, 2017 12:05am

Statistical Insight

Statistical Insight is a database provided by ProQuest (formerly provided by LexisNexis) with access to indexed statistics and data on demographics from federal agency government publications. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:44pm

Food Studies Online

At completion, Food Studies Online will contain 80,000 pages of primary archival materials, images, reference materials, and secondary works, in addition to 200 hours of food-focused documentaries. Content has been licensed from a variety of producers, including Berghahn Books, Wiley, Green Planet Films, and the Prendismo Collection.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:18am

Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press provides access to primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content type for selected events, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.  It includes extensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:12am

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