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Material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.
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A year-by-year record of British and world events published annually since 1758, including historical context and perspective, a mass of biographical information, and key insights into contemporary 18th and 19th century attitudes towards the political and social events, issues, developments, and trials of the time.
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Black Abolitionist Papers, which covers the period 1830-1865, details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. This collection presents the massive, international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. It includes articles, correspondence, documents, editorials, essays, lectures, literary works, manuscripts, poems, proceedings, receipts, sermons, and speeches of Black abolitionists in Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and the United States, including content from several African American, abolitionist, and reform newspapers.
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Provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. With these summaries, professionals and students can keep up with the latest information in the business world and learn more effectively. Each Summary includes comprehensive overview of key concepts; suggestions for related reading; table of contents of the book; estimated reading time for the book; and details on key features in the book. Book subjects include: business biographies; business strategy; change management; communication; customer focus; diversity; economics and finance; entrepreneurship; global business; health care; human resources; innovation; leadership; leadership development; major works; management; marketing; personal growth; productivity; relationships; social responsibility; teams; and technology.
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Includes primary sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, with manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic. Key documents relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs service – from Robert Hart to Frederick Maze – are accessible and searchable alongside original reports of the Amherst and Macartney embassies. There are letters relating to the first Opium War, survivors’ descriptions of the Boxer War, and glimpses of life in China from the collected diaries and personal photographs of the Bowra family. There are also significant sources describing the lives and work of missionaries in China from 1869-1970, including extensive and fully searchable runs of missionary periodicals such as The Chinese Recorder, Light and Life Magazine, and The Land of Sinim: the North China Mission Quarterly Paper.
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Contains more than two thousand transcripts of actual therapy sessions, forty thousand pages of client narratives and twenty five thousand pages of major reference works. There are diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs along with the full text of therapy and counseling sessions themselves. All accounts are non-fiction, delivered in the first person and, where possible, contemporaneous.
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Includes the information literacy and critical thinking content packages.
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This collection of primary source material from British archives explores the study and analysis of gender, leisure, and consumer culture. Of interest to those studying history, literature, sociology, education, and cultural studies from a gendered perspective.
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Features the entire corpus of Barth's Gesamtausgabe. Published under the TVZ imprint, this definitive edition of Barth's works in German currently comprises more than 40 volumes of sermons, letters, lectures, conversations, and academic writings.
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Includes principal works of Protestant writers of the Reformation and post-Reformation eras, including biblical commentaries, catechisms, church histories, disputations, pastoral writings, personal letters, sermons, and treatises. Includes works by authors such as Jacob Arminius, Robert Barclay, Richard Baxter, Theodore Beza, Johann Buxtorf, John Calvin, Thomas Cramner, Pierre Du Moulin, Thomas Goodwin, Melchior Leydekker, Martin Luther, Stephen Nye, Michael Servetus, Faustus Socinus, Pietro Martire Vermigli, John Whitgift, Daniel Zwicker, and Ulrich Zwingli. Languages represented include English, French, German, and Latin.
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Includes primary resources in English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish from Catholic authors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries before, during, and after the landmark decrees of the Council of Trent, such as biblical commentaries, catechisms, confessors’ manuals, devotional literature, inquisitorial manuals, liturgical works, papal documents, preaching guides, synodal decrees, and theological treatises. Authors represented include Antoine Arnauld, Michael Bajus, Cesare Baronio, Robert Bellarmine, Johannes Cochlaeus, Luis de Granada, and Thomas Stapleton.
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Includes first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, pertaining to early experiences in Australasia from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century.
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Includes rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835 that illuminate all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.
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Primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. Includes sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.
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Tells the story of medical advances during warfare from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the influenza epidemic in 1918 and the discovery of penicillin in 1927. The wealth of documents cover multiple conflicts as well as interwar developments from a range of perspectives. Material has been sourced from across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to enable comparisons on key areas of systematic reform, improvements to sanitation and the treatment of disease, rehabilitation, nursing care, surgical techniques, and wound treatment. Includes information about the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the First World War, the Boer Wars, and the Spanish-American War.
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Includes the back files (1918-2015) of 15 major magazines, spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy. Offer multiple perspectives on the contemporary contexts of the major events, trends, and interests in these fields throughout the twentieth century. Magazines include Americas; Church & State; Common Cause Magazine; Dollars & Sense; Europe; Fellowship; In These Times; NATO Review; New Internationalist; Newsweek; State Legislatures; UN Chronicle; Unesco Courier; Whole Earth; World Tomorrow.
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The 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, UK. All 296 volumes of bound material, covering the period 1672-1737 are presented in digitized format in this database. This collection charts the history of the development of the press in England and provides invaluable insight into 17th-18th century England.
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Documents the history of ‘popular’ remedies and treatments in nineteenth century America, through primary source materials drawn from the extensive collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine, and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids.
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Digital archive of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, the ultimate index of subjects in the popular press. It includes over three million articles, many peer-reviewed, from over five hundred fifty leading magazines.
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Articles from rock music news media covering a wide range of artists. Database includes the UK publications NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, Record Mirror, MOJO, Uncut, Vox, Q, Smash Hits and Kerrang! as well as the US publications Rolling Stone, Fusion, Creem, Circus, Phonograph Record, Record World and Billboard.
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Provides information about the working methods of Romantic poets and allows researchers to trace the evolution of celebrated verse. Offers students and researchers of the Romantic period unique access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts, and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey. Also includes art by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, and Benjamin Robert Haydon. Documents include verse manuscripts, printed manuscripts, prose manuscripts, printed verse, correspondence, diaries, travel journals, autograph albums, guide books, fine art and maps.
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Shakespeare in Performance goes behind the scenes to shine a light on how Shakespeare’s plays have been interpreted by theatre companies, actors and directors across the centuries. The resource features prompt books from the world-famous collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
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Contains primary footage and secondary documentaries that explore the key events of the sixties and early seventies, including the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement and the sexual revolution. It features interviews with major players of the decade, including political leaders John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Richard Nixon, and revolutionaries such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, and Elaine Brown.
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Includes content from other Alexander Street Press databases such as North American Women's Letters and Diaries; British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries; North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories; The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries; Black Thought and Culture; and Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society.
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Collection of documentaries, newsreels, and features that reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, British, and Latin American filmmakers. It ranges from the early twentieth century to the 1980s and examines the themes of War & Revolution, News & Current Affairs, and Culture & Society.
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Explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. Through the wealth of printed and visual material as well as artefacts (see our Optical Entertainments exhibition and 360-degree object gallery) in this module, we are able to imagine the wide-eyed wonder of those early audiences, experiencing the magic of Victorian inventions and optical entertainments. Through the material selected for this resource, researchers are able to trace the history of cinema and the exciting journey it has taken from early visual entertainment such as shadows shows, to optical illusions, travelling entertainments in the form of peepshows and panoramas, the first projected images created by the camera obscura and magic lantern right through to the burgeoning film industry and the film star celebrities it created.
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A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, including every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out.
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Complete run of Vogue Italia – one of the most influential and renowned international editions of Vogue – from its launch in 1964 to the present.
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Consists of a finding aid to women's studies resources in The National Archives and original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, the Empire and colonial territories. The original documents cover the campaign for women's suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928, and the granting of women's suffrage in colonial territories, 1930-1962.
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Consists of the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Chatelaine, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, Redbook, Seventeen, WIN News, and Woman's Day.
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Archive of Women’s Wear Daily from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months.
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