International Studies

Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

Confidential Print: North America covers the period from 1824-1961 and includes the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America. Materials include reports and dispatches, descriptions of leading political personalities, weekly political summaries, and monthly economic reports. Topics that are highlighted in the documents include: prohibition; racial desegration in the United States; the League of Nations; the Second World War and public opinion in the United States; Senator Joseph McCarthy and "McCarthyism"; development of railways and fisheries in Canada; Canadian border disputes and territorial claims; Nazi activities in Chile, monitoring of Venezuelan finances, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1824-1961
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31389
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Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange

Alternative Titles
Global Commodities, Adam Matthew
Description

Collection of digitized primary source material to facilitate the study of global commodities in world history. Emphasis is on transport, exchange, and consumption of commodities represented. Types of materials include business accounts, mercantile papers, government reports, dock records, and advertisements.

Materials are drawn from several libraries, including the American Antiquarian Society, the Bristol Record Office, the British Library, Hudson's Bay Company Archives, the Library Company of Philadelphia, New York Public Library, the Newberry Library, and the National Archives at Kew, among others. 

The 15 commodities represented are: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, and wine and spirits.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31383
Access
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International Encyclopedia of Education

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Education, Elsevier, 3rd edition
IEE
Description

This is the third edition of Elsevier's International Encyclopedia of Education (IEE). Included are over 1,350 articles with coverage of 24 different areas of education scholarship. Some of the topics covered include: teachnololy and learning, demography and social change, globalization, adult learning, etc. Contributors represent over 100 countries and provide multidisciplinary subject coverage. Access to multimedia audio and video files is also included. 

Published in print in 2010, this eight-volume reference work provides a quick and reliable introduction to most topics in education.  Editors-in-chief are Penelope Peterson (Northwestern), Eva Baker (UCLA) and Barry McGaw (McGaw Group).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31316
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Indiastat

Alternative Titles
indiastat
india stat
Description

Indiastat provides key statistics of India, including census, election, foreign trade, health data and more. For example,  state-wise population density (1901-2011), state and regional level population (2001 and 2011), presidential election, state-wise voter turnout in general election (1967-2009), state assembly election(1962-2011) are currently  available. 

To access the data, please click on a link called "IP Login"  at the top of the main page. 

This is a single  user option database. Please logout on behalf of next user when you finish your research. 

 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31254
Access
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The First World War: Personal Experiences and Propaganda

Description

This database include a wide range of source material for the study of World War I, comprising personal narratives, printed books, military files, propaganda pamphlets, and visual materials. The database also includes interactive maps. The collections are organized into two modules, Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment.

Digitized materials include:

Diaries and journals
Letters
Personal narratives and reminiscences
Trench literature and soldiers’ journals
Postcards
Scrapbooks and albums
Photographs and 360° views of personal items and objects
Sketches and paintings
Ephemera
Sheet music
Photographs
War art
Cartoons and comics
Propaganda and recruiting posters
Extracts from local newspapers
Minute books
Papers of the Ministry of Information
Papers of the Kriegspresseamt
Tribunal case files
Instructions for the distribution of propaganda
Leaflets and Pamphlets
Trench maps

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31228
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Very Short Introductions Online

Alternative Titles
Oxford Very Short Introductions, Very Short Introductions, VSI
Description

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

The online collection includes more than 350 individual books published from 2000-currrent year.

If you are accessing this from a mobile device, you should be sent to the mobile interface automatically.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2000-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31131
Mobile Version
Access
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Current digest of the Chinese press

Description

Each week The Current Digest of the Chinese Press presents a digestible collection of articles from key Chinese newspapers on such topics as politics, international relations, security, economics, business, public health, environment, education, culture and more. Articles are selected from a wide variety of sources in China, all of which are explicitly targeted on a domestic – not foreign – audience. Each article is carefully translated into English, with great attention given to conveying "the sense and spirit" of the Chinese text. The Current Digest of the Chinese Press provides a comprehensive, broad-survey understanding of current events as reported by mass media in the People’s Republic of China, offering readers, regardless of Chinese language ability, a much clearer (if more complex) view of the current Chinese reality.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30986
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History of Afghanistan

Alternative Titles
Sirāj al-tavārīkh
Sirāj al-tawārīkh
Description

Translated and edited by R. D. McChesney and M. M. Khorrami

The most important history of Afghanistan ever written (originally written in Persian), Sirāj al-tawārīkh or The History of Afghanistan. It was commissioned as an official national history by the Afghan prince, later amir, Habib Allah Khan (reigned 1901-1919). The author, Fayz Muhammad Khan, better known as “Katib” (The Writer), was a scribe at the royal court. For more than twenty years, he had full access to government archives and oral sources and thus presents an unparalleled picture of the country from its founding in 1747 until the end of the nineteenth century. The roots of much of the fabric of Afghanistan’s society today—tribe and state relations, the rule of law, gender issues, and the economy—are elegantly and minutely detailed in this immense work.

Full-text searchable with links to the original Persian text to be added in the future.

See the User Guide for advice on how the online edition compares to the print with respect to page numbering, footnotes, and layout. See the Preliminaries for advice on the transliteration scheme employed.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30922
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U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009

Description

Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half-dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1945-2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30920
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