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Race Relations in America

Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews … Continue reading

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Literary print culture : the Stationers’ Company archive, 1554-2007

Sourced from the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, located at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London, this resource allows access to a vast and unique collection of primary source documents. The collection is widely regarded as one of the most important primary sources for studying the history of the … Continue reading

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Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1931-1945

This collection will eventually encompass the period 1919-1952.  The first section is “Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific.” Incorporating the Taishō to the Shōwa periods, these papers throw light on Anglo-Japanese ties in a time of shifting alliances. Documenting Japan’s journey to modernity, the files discuss a period in which the country took … Continue reading

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American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection 

Collection of the great majority of American periodicals held by the American Antiquarian Society published between 1684 and 1912, from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.  The AAS holds the largest such collection in the world.  This collection can be supplemented by the online holdings of American Periodicals .  For an even … Continue reading

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Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015

Collection of US and British papers that represent Communism, Socialism, and Marxism as alternative visions of organizing society.  It addresses issues of the 20th Century such as: the working class, labor conditions, unionism, post-WWII McCarthyism, and Nazi crimes against humanity.  Content is still being added.  Significant titles that will eventually be in the collection include: … Continue reading

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HeinOnline: History of Law Resources

The legal resource HeinOnline has recently added several modules.  New content includes: Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights: With titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, this collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes philosophical books … Continue reading

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Ku Klux Klan Newspapers, 1915-1937

At its peak in 1924, Klan-paid membership exceeded 4,000,000 and its national newspaper, the Imperial Night-Hawk, had a circulation larger than the New York Times.  This collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. It also includes … Continue reading