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British and Irish Womens Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Complementing Alexander Streets North American Women's Letters and Diaries, the database lets researchers view history in the context of womens thoughtstheir struggles, achievements, passions, pursuits, and desires.
Comprising hundreds of titles written during the 16th and 17th centuries, The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation gives researchers access to hundreds of hard-to-find works, including papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, sacred drama, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, accounts of saints lives, and devotional works.
Painstakingly assembled from hundreds of sources, Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women.
Find digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
Find primary resources and commentaries providing insight into the key issues that shaped America in the late nineteenth century, including race and ethnicity, immigration, labor, women's rights, American Indians, political corruption, and monetary policy.
Includes access to the following collections of primary documents: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, British Politics and Society, British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Includes over 100,000 pages of searchable diaries and personal narratives chronicle the experience of immigrants to Canada and the United States between 1840 and 1980. Of particular interest are the transcripts of Ellis Island Interviews and the documentation of more recent immigrant experiences.
Find full-text diary entries and letters written by North American women between 1675 and 1950. Each entry is supplemented by notes to facilitate the reader's understanding by placing the letter or diary entry in its historical context.
In the late 1800's, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights. The Gerritsen Collection has since become the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world.
Explore the multiplicity of womens activism in American public life from Colonial times to the present. Women and Social Movements in the United States is one of the most heavily visited resources for womens history and womens studies on the Web, appealing to students and researchers at all levels.
Search or browse by dates and eras, newspaper titles, places of publication, and article types. Includes Early American Newspapers Series 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, 1741-1922 and the African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 collections.
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexisincluding U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
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An integrated search interface that includes the following newspaper collections: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, British Library Newspapers, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985.
Find digital resources that support the teaching and research needs of the UW community, document the university and State of Wisconsin, and provide access to rare or fragile items of broad research value.
A digital collection hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society with more than 100,000 pages of books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, and other Wisconsin History primary sources. This database covers indexes, biographies, and the history of the state.