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.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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.

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

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.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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

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.

World’s Fairs — Trial ended 26 April 2016

World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions showcases a diverse range of primary source material to represent the origination and planning of fairs, the experience of visiting them and the physical, cultural and political legacies they leave behind. With content from hosting and participating countries from every continent, imperial history, race and national identity are key themes. World’s fairs were also some of the first examples of mass events where millions attended and were entertained by the theatres, performers and amusement rides that went on to shape popular culture.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.

African American Communities – Trial ended 4 November 2015

African American Communities presents multiple aspects of the African American community — focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina — through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.

Please send additional comments to Carmelita Pickett.

Empire Online – Trial ended 24 December 2013

Empire Online brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of ‘Empire’ and it’s 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.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

The First World War: Personal Experiences – Trial ended 30 April 2013

The First World War: Personal Experiences contains digital images of a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects, and a wealth of visual sources. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

Supplementing the primary sources is a wealth of secondary resources including interactive maps, 360° panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System, the Memory Wall, In Their Own Words feature, scholarly essays, a slideshow gallery, chronology and glossaries.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.