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ABC-CLIO American History helps students build foundational subject knowledge of U.S. history from pre-contact to the present day. With over 20,000 primary and secondary sources presenting a full survey of America's development, this library provides a rich collection of primary sources covering everything from early diaries, ship logs, and slave narratives all the way to FBI surveillance files, as well as thoughtful commentary and academic discussions on topics ranging from early colonial settlement and the witch scare in Massachusetts to the complexities of the 2016 presidential election. Daily updates ensure that this database is accurate and credible as our understanding of American history continues to evolve. An in-depth survey of American history from pre-contact to the present, providing both foundational understanding for students transitioning to a 4-year university and advanced tools and resources for upper-level researchers, ABC-CLIO American History includes:
  • More than 20,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, government and cultural documents, photos, audio/video recordings, and more.
  • Nearly 3,300 biographies of famous political and military figures such as John Locke, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Douglas MacArthur, and César Chávez, as well as others from across American society, including Jackie Robinson, Andrew Carnegie, Meryl Streep, and Jonas Salk.
  • More than 100 thesis-driven, scholarly articles addressing questions such as "Was slavery the principal cause of the Civil War?" and "Was immigration in the late-19th and early 20th centuries beneficial to America?"
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The bepress Legal Repository offers working papers and pre-prints from scholars and professionals at top law schools around the world.
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Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 is the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region and provides a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This unique resource is essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century. Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection provides students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, this resource chronicles the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items. Most of these newspapers were published in the English language, but a number of Spanish-, French-, and Danish-language titles are also provided. Countries represented include Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Bartholomew, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad, and the Virgin Islands. Also found within this resource are newspapers from Bermuda, an island not technically part of the Caribbean, but situated on shipping routes between Europe and this region and integrally related to this region.
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EBSCO's eBook History Collection features more than 19,000 quality titles and supports the research needs of students and faculty in the study of History. Selections range from introductory texts for undergraduate coursework to more complex and detailed works fo advanced students and scholars. Topics include: Art; Biography & Autobiography; Business & Economics; History; Literary Criticism; Philosophy; Political Science, Religion; Social Sciences. The e-books are from leading academic publishers and university presses including: Bloomsbury UK;, Brill Academic Publishers; De Gruyter; McGill-Queen's University Press; Oxford University Press; Rowman & Littlefield; Taylor & Francis; University of California Press.
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Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. It is based on the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project,” a national research effort directed by Nicolás Kanellos, Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. Including many newspapers published bilingually in Spanish and English, Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, offers a diversity of unabridged voices, ranging from intellectuals and literary notables to politicians, union organizers and grassroots figures. Available online for the first time, these American newspapers published by Hispanics can now be easily browsed, searched and read. Users can compare and contrast Hispanic views on nearly every major theme in American life, beginning in 1808 when the first Spanish-language newspaper in the United States was printed in New Orleans.
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Founded in 1944, Ouest-France is France’s largest daily newspaper and the largest Francophone newspaper worldwide.
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U.K. Parliamentary Papers provide a forum for the ideas of hundreds of thinkers in the UK, among them Jenner, Arnold, Trollope, Mill, Faraday, Babbage, Telford, and Brunel. Parliamentary Papers cover all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy, not only for the United Kingdom, but for the whole of the British Empire. Topics covered include: British Imperialism; the move from an agrarian society to an industrial society; social conditions of the British working class; public health issues; removal of the American Indians; agriculture; travel; and immigration. There will be ongoing regular releases of papers from current sessions of Parliament. The main collections are:
-House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1715-2015
-House of Lords Parliamentary Papers, 1714-1910
-Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918
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