Focusing on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia, Ancient and Medieval History Online gives a balanced, global view of the world in ancient and medieval times. Thousands of entries on events, people, and primary source documents provide a comprehensive and comparative view of the pre-modern world.
Search holdings information from thousands of archival collections across the United States as well as throughout Great Britain and Ireland. You can read a description of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to your research, as well as find the information you need to contact the repository directly.
The personal writings of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, spanning more than four hundred years, are in this collection. Researchers can explore the thoughts, observations, and experiences of both famous and ordinary women on all subjects. The collection begins in 1500 and moves through to World War II. It includes never-before-published materials from the Imperial War Museum in England.
Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the 16th and 18th centuries.
Find out what daily life was like for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. Daily Life Through History includes over six hundred color and black and white images, maps, and illustrations along with authentic recipes, clothing patterns, songs, dances, and games to assist you in your exploration of the past.
The Gerritsen Collection is a women's history collection of periodicals, books, pamphlets, and more. Much of this collection is primary source material otherwise available only in a few rare book rooms around the world.
Learn about the Civil Rights movement, the collapse of Communism, the Holocaust, World War I, and World War II. This resource includes historical documents, timelines, biographies, photographs, lesson plans, and related websites.
In the First Person is an index to personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. The index leads the user to free and commercial subscription websites and to relevant databases made available by Alexander Street Press, including The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries; Black Thought and Culture; British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries; North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories; and North American Women's Letters and Diaries.
Irish Newspaper Archives includes titles such as the Irish Independent (1905 - current), Sunday Independent, The Freeman's Journal, the Nation and many of Ireland's leading regional newspapers.
Modern World History Online covers the important people and events of world history from the age of exploration in the mid-fifteenth century through the modern era. Topical entries, biographies, maps, primary source documents, and timeline entries provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, and events that have defined world history.
This collection contains full runs of newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth-century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands and Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
This collection is devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective. It includes works on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, and the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century.
This resource is designed as a portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period of 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.
This database includes the Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790, from Magdalene College, Cambridge. It documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624; the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas; trade between Britain and America; the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia; tensions amongst the colonists; and of early relations with Native Americans.
Discover twentieth-century world history by reading historical documents and articles about European, Asian, African, and Latin American history including the two World Wars, the Cold War, mass genocide, the rise and fall of Communism, and more. It includes maps, images, and timelines.