Humanities

Twayne’s Author Series

Alternative Titles
Twayne’s, Twayne’s English Authors Series, Twayne’s Masterworks Series, Twayne’s Short Fiction Series, Twayne’s US Authors Series
Twayne’s United States Authors Series, Twayne’s World Authors Series, Twayne’s US, World, and British Authors Updated Editions
Gale Virtual Reference Library, GVRL
Description

The Twayne’s Author Series ebooks provide in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of the major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. These full-text ebooks present insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. Each book included in the Twayne’s Author Series is downloadable by chapter, in pdf format.
 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1,118 ebooks, dates vary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11879
Access
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Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies (5th Edition)

Alternative Titles
Harner
MLA Literary Research Guide
Description
Published by the MLA, James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide offers information about reference sources for doing research in all areas of literary studies. The electronic edition of the Guide, based on the fifth print edition, allows you to look up materials in WorldCat, Google Books, and your library’s online catalog. Use the personalization feature to save searches and individual entries and to write notes about them for later reference. Since the initial release of the electronic edition in 2009, the author has revised the Guide twice a year. The online Guide, which will continue to be updated and revised regularly, now includes over 1,000 entries; refers to nearly 1,700 additional books, articles, and electronic resources in annotations; and cites more than 700 reviews.
Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11849
Access
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Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

Description

Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. The database features printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys and other merchandise from the pre- and early-cinematic years. The printed books in this collection range from technical magic lantern manuals to children's shadow play whilst the periodicals range from the scientific to early celebrity gossip. Moving Pictures has been digitized in colour and is entirely full-text searchable.

Subjects include: 

  • Early visual entertainment such as shadow play, optical illusions, metamorphic pictures and protean views.
  • Panoramas and dioramas
  • Optical or philosophical toys
  • Peepshows
  • Magic lanterns and image projection
  • Pioneers of cinema: Thomas Alva Edison, the Lumière Brothers, Eadweard Muybridge
  • Early inventions such as the cinematograph, phonograph, and zoopraxiscope
  • Emerging film industry
  • The first film stars
  • Original film footage from 1894-1926

The database also features a virtual exhibition entitled Optical Delights which showcases a selection of the most interesting optical entertainment artifacts and even some video clips of the devices in action!

This material is sourced from the Bill Douglas Centre; a unique treasure trove of pre- and early -cinematic memorabilia based at Exeter University, and the BFI National Archive.

 

 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11847
Access
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Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Alternative Titles
North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex and the Family
20th C. Advice Literature
Description

"Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave."

Includes texts from over 700 sources.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11815
Access
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Parker Library on the Web (Medieval Manuscripts)

Description

Parker Library on the Web is a digitized collection of Medieval manuscripts originally collected by Matthew Parker (1504-1575) and donated to Corpus Christi College Cambridge in 1574. Parker's collection is especially focused on materials relating to Anglo-Saxon England as he was interested in discovering evidence of an English-speaking church independent of Rome.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11773
More Information
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North American Theatre Online

Alternative Titles
North American Theater Online
NATO
Description

North American Theatre Online is a reference work covering the Canadian and American Theatre. The aim is to provide detailed reference information for every author, play, theatre, major production, and production company, from Colonial times to the present in both Canada and the United States. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. Each year more than 20,000 new records will be added. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11753
Access
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Hatcher Graduate Library Subject Guides & Specialists

General
  Foundations and Grants Karen E. Downing kdown@umich.edu (734) 615-8610
  Genealogy Scott Dennis sdenn@umich.edu (734) 647-6484
  Reference Collection Scott Dennis sdenn@umich.edu (734) 647-6484

 

Humanities
  American Culture Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  Classical Studies Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  Film & Video Studies / Screen Arts & Cultures

Philip Hallman

phallman@umich.edu

(734) 615- 0445

  Museum Studies Rebecca Price rpw@umich.edu (734) 647-5274
  Philosophy Scott Dennis sdenn@umich.edu (734) 647-6484
  Religious Studies Evyn Kropf ekropf@umich.edu (734) 764-1220

 

Language and Literature
  English Language and Literature Sigrid Cordell scordell@umich.edu (734) 615-6519
  French Language and Literature Barbara Alvarez barbalva@umich.edu (734) 936-2361
  Germanic languages and literatures Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  Italian language, literature and culture Barbara Alvarez barbalva@umich.edu (734) 936-2361
  Linguistics Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293
  Scandinavian Languages and Literatures Neil Robinson nrobins@umich.edu (734) 764-9361
  Spanish Language and Literature Barbara Alvarez barbalva@umich.edu (734) 936-2361

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
  Anthropology Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293
  Archaeology Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293
  Communication Studies Shevon Desai shevonad@umich.edu (734) 764-1313
  Economics Pam MacKintosh pmackin@umich.edu (734) 647-3690
  Education Karen E. Downing kdown@umich.edu (734) 615-8610
  Geography Tim Utter tutter@umich.edu (734) 647-0646
  Gerontology Sue Wortman swortman@umich.edu (734) 764-5198
  Information and Library Studies Shevon Desai shevonad@umich.edu (734) 764-1313
  Kinesiology Marija Freeland mfreelan@umich.edu (734) 764-5455
  Law Catherine Morse cmorse@umich.edu (734) 936-2333
  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) Studies Beth Strickland stricklb@umich.edu (734) 647-2630
  Multicultural Studies Charles Ransom ransomcg@umich.edu (734) 764-7522
  Political Science Catherine Morse cmorse@umich.edu (734) 936-2333
  Psychology Susan Turkel sturkel@umich.edu (734) 763-1630
  Public Policy Catherine Morse cmorse@umich.edu

(734) 936-2333

  Social Work Sue Wortman swortman@umich.edu (734) 764-5198
  Sociology Susan Turkel sturkel@umich.edu (734) 763-1630
  Women's Studies Beth Strickland stricklb@umich.edu (734) 647-2630

 

History
  African Studies Loyd G. Mbabu lmbabu@umich.edu (734) 764-7289
  British and American History Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  Canadian Studies Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  French History Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  German culture, history, politics Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  History of Science and Technology JoAnn Sears josears@umich.edu (734) 936-2341
  Iberian Studies Nerea A. LLamas nllamas@umich.edu (734) 615-6361
  Latin American & Caribbean Studies Nerea A. LLamas nllamas@umich.edu (734) 615-6361
  Medieval and Early Modern Studies Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  Scandinavian Studies Neil Robinson nrobins@umich.edu (734) 764-9361

 

Area Programs
  Ancient Near East Jonathan Rodgers jrodgers@umich.edu (734) 764-7555
  Judaica Elliot H. Gertel egertel@umich.edu (734) 936-2367
  Modern Greece Janet Crayne jcrayne@umich.edu (734) 936-2348
  Near Eastern Studies Jonathan Rodgers jrodgers@umich.edu (734) 764-7555
  Slavic, East European, Eurasian Studies Janet Crayne jcrayne@umich.edu (734) 936-2348
  South Asia Jeffrey P. Martin jeffmart@umich.edu (734) 936-2344
  Southeast Asia Fe Susan Go fsgo@umich.edu (734) 764-7523

 

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Civil War, Parts I-IV

Alternative Titles
Accessible Archives
News of the Day; Richmond Enquirer; Stars & Stripes; The Charleston Mercury; The New York Herald; The Old Post Union; Vincennes Courant; Vincennes Gazette; The Vincennes Times; Vincennes Western Sun
Description

Coverage in relation to the Civil War is both informative and eclectic. In-depth articles discuss trade with foreign countries, and how their governments viewed the United States in light of the Civil War. There is information on specific industries of the time, such as the oyster trade in New York. Slavery is an important topic, and countless editorials discuss pre- and post-war attitudes from both sides, as well as troop movements during the war.

There is coverage of the Copperheads, Northerners sympathetic to the South, who advocated the violent overthrow of the governments of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri in 1864. Events occurring in other states, such as Texas, are included. There is analysis of the trans-continental railroad and its effect on the region, and page after page of general news articles from around the world (the most humorous being the in-depth description of a 7 foot long, 3.5 ton piece of cheese on display at the Toronto Agricultural Fair in 1866). Letters from correspondents travelling with the Indiana troops (and all of the troops) describe their daily activities in detail. One issue is titled “Abraham Lincoln Death” issue, with the type in bold black.

Collection contains: 
 
Newspapers titles included: 
News of the Day (1855-1857)
Richmond Enquirer
Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
The Charleston Mercury
The New York Herald
The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869)

 
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11705
Access
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Liberator, Parts I-II, 1831-1840

Alternative Titles
Accessible Archives
Description

The Liberator was a weekly newspaper published by William Lloyd Garrison in Boston, Massachusetts. William Lloyd Garrison was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts in December, 1805. At thirteen years of age he began his newspaper career with the Newburyport Herald, where he acquired great skills in both accuracy and speed in the art of setting type. He also wrote anonymous articles, and at the age of twenty-one began publishing his own newspaper.

Colletion contains:
Part I: January 1831–December 1835
Part II: January 1836–December 1840
 
See also: The Liberator, 1831 - 1865, in 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
 
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1831-1840
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11703
Access
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