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Includes several national and regional U.S. newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times, several African American newspapers such as the Chicago Defender, Los Angeles Sentinel, and Pittsburgh Courier, and a number of American Jewish newspapers such as the The American Israelite and The Jewish Advocate. A number of Canadian newspapers are also part of this database: The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and the Montreal Gazette.
This resource has materials on the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between the U.S., China and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Coverage includes the Old China Trade, the Pacific Northwest fur trade, the whaling industry and the development of Pacific trading centres such as Hawaii. Material includes manuscripts, printed sources, visual images, objects and maps from international libraries and archives.
This resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1595 to 1947, including administrative and ecclesiastical appointments; agriculture; charters and the Company’s relationship to the English/British Crown; courts and legal affairs, including legislation; diplomacy, treaties and ambassadorial expeditions; finance and debt; the machinery of government; pay and pensions for Company servants and their families; railways; trade; warfare and military matters.
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of empire and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
This resource gives a broad overview of travel destinations from ca. 1850-1980, along with specific case studies on pivotal geographical areas, organisations, subjects and travel agencies important for the history of tourism.
This resource provides documents related to world's fairs, from the planning stages to their social and technological legacy. They include official records, monographs, personal accounts, sound recordings, ephemera, interactive site plans, and a 360-degree rotation object gallery. Accompanied by essays commissioned to provide insight into the material and themes surrounding world's fairs.
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