Migration to New Worlds, Module II: The Modern Era – Trial ended 23 April 2018

Migration to New Worlds, Module II: The Modern Era begins with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s. Sources then lead on to the growth of colonisation companies, activities of immigration and welfare societies, the experience of later generations, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons after the Second World War. [Link leads to full collection; UI Libraries already purchased Module I].

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

Medieval Family Life – Trial ended 23 April 2018

Medieval Family Life contains full colour images of the original medieval manuscripts that comprise these family letter collections along with full text searchable transcripts from the printed editions, where they are available. The original images and the transcriptions can be viewed side by side.

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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 – Trial ended 23 April 2018.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power.  This collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles examines in detail conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution, and scrutinizes commercial interests with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies.

Please send additional comments to Tim Arnold.

American History, 1493-1945 – Trial ended 23 April 2018

American History, 1493-1945 comprises over 60,000 primary source documents split across two modules, including correspondence, diaries, government documents, business records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, artwork and maps. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American history and is divided into two modules: Module 1 Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 and Module 2 Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.

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Migration to New Worlds: The Modern Era – Trial ended 19 December 2017

Migration to New Worlds: The Modern Era charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history. Explore the rise and fall of the New Zealand Company, discover British, European and Asian migration and investigate unique primary source personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organisational papers supplemented by carefully compiled teaching and research aids.

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East India Company – Trial ended 22 February 2017

East India Company offers access to a collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1600 to 1947.

Please send additional comments to Greg Prickman.

Victorian Popular Culture – Trial ended 24 November 2016

Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and traveling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.

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Frontier Life – Trial ended 7 October 2016

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement, and Colonial Encounters is a digital collection of primary source documents that helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

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Colonial America, modules I & II – Trial ended 7 October 2016

Colonial America will make available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.*

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*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.