History (General)

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980

Description

Sourced from the British Foreign Office files at The National Archives, the UK government's official archive, this digital collection focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

There is excellent content on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kashmir, as well as other frontier regions. The threat posed by China and the Soviet Union is analysed in detail. Other files look at the impact on UK, US and European trade, industrial policy, education and the media. There is an immense variety of material including diplomatic dispatches, inward and outward telegrams, newspaper cuttings and transcripts, maps, photographs, political and economic reports, accounts of visits and tours, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, letters, leaflets and other ephemera.

This project comprises the following three sections:

  • Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964
  • South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971
  • Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan is an Archives Direct project.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1947-1980
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33328
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Early Experiences in Australasia

Alternative Titles
Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901
Description

Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, we are able to hear the voices of the time and understand the experiences of those who took the great challenge in new lands.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33242
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The Minutes of the Shanghai Municipal Council, 1854-1943

Description

This collection replicates all the minutes of meetings held by the Board of Directors of the Shanghai Municipal Council from July 1854 to December 1943. A wide range of topics were discussed at these board meetings, such as sanitation, transportation, telecommunication and postal service, taxation, urban planning, gas supply, street lighting, rickshaw operator management, animal protection, and police system. The minutes taken from July 1854 to December 1906 are handwritten while the rest are typewritten.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31816
Access
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Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME)

Alternative Titles
LEME
Description

Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of print and manuscript sources documenting the English language between the fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. LEME includes over 1,200 lexicons, 150 of which are fully searchable. Through these historical lexicons, researchers can see how speakers of early modern English described the meaning of words and their equivalents in other languages. The database includes monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises. 

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31702
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Alexander Street Press

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online
Alexander Street Video
Description

Search across all video and audio collections provided by Alexander Street Press.  

By making their own account, users can save  and share clips and playlists.  Audio and video recordings can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Includes:
American History in Video

Art and Architecture in Video

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Black Studies in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video, volumes I, II and III

Dance in Video

Dental Education in Video

Engineering Case Studies Online

Ethnographic Video Online, volumes I and II

Filmakers Library Online

Meet the Press

Music Online: American Song

Music Online: Classical Music Library

Music Online: Classical Music in Video

Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Music Online: Opera in Video

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present

Silent Film Online

The March of Time

Theatre in Video

World History in Video

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

 

Type
Audio
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31657
Access
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Caribbean Newspapers. Series I, 1718-1876

Description

Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society, Caribbean Newspapers includes more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands. 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.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1718-1876
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31428
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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
Access
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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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Artemis Primary Sources

Alternative Titles
Gale Artemis: Primary Sources
Description

Artemis is a full-text primary source database that cross-searches Gale's Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (NCCO). 

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31296
Access
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Dictionnaire Montesquieu

Alternative Titles
Montesquieu Dictionary
Description

More than two hundred articles to cover all aspects of Montesquieu’s thought, life and works, in the light of the most recent research.

Under the direction of Catherine Volpilhac-Auger with the collaboration of Catherine Larrère

An international team of nearly fifty authors, historians, philosophers, literary scholars, jurists, and political scientists, have worked under the direction of Catherine Volpilhac-Auger, with the collaboration of Catherine Larrère, with whom the project was defined and who contributed to the first French edition (2008).

English translations by Philip Stewart.
 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31294
Access
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Pages

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