History (General)

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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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
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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
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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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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American Indian Histories and Culture

Description

According to the publisher's description:

The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

Document types, digitized in full colour, include:
-An extensive collection of manuscripts ranging from the early 16th to the mid-20th centuries
-A striking collection of artwork including rare American Indian ledger art
-Speeches and petitions written by American Indians
-Diaries, essays, travel journals and ledger books from early European expeditions
-Correspondence, notes and minutes relating to important treaties
-Early linguistic studies and ethnographic accounts of American Indian life
-Thousands of photographs
-Historic maps and atlases
-Rare printed books
-American Indian newspapers from the 1960s-1990s
 
This rich selection of primary sources covers such important themes as:
-American Indians and the European Powers
-American Indians and the US Government
-Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
-Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
-Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
-First Nations of Canada
-Missionaries and Education
-Trade and Indian Economies
-Civil Rights Movement

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31226
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Rosenberg Letters

Description

The 105 letters in this collection document the experience of a German Jewish family in the years immediately before, during, and shortly after World War II. Nathan and Johannna Rosenberg of Breisach, Germany, had three sons: Julius (1900-1942), Eugen (1901-1964), and Alfred (1911-2005). Eugen left for Palestine in 1935. Alfred, with his wife, her parents, and her brother, immigrated to the United States in August 1938. Julius remained in Germany with his parents and was murdered at Auschwitz in August 1942. The letters were written to Alfred by his brothers, his parents, and other relatives between 1938 and 1946. Most of the letters are from Julius and many of these he wrote from the labor camp in Gurs, France, to which all of the Jews in Breisach were deported in October 1940.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30960
Access
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Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals

Description

This collection contains the periodicals that have been accumulated by the Austrian anarchist, historian and collector Max Nettlau (1865-1944), together with a number of later additions, held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The collection provides a richness of documentation pertaining explicitly to the formative anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist episode (1890-1920) in the history of Latin American labor movements. 

The collection consists of 971 Latin American anarchist and labour periodicals, organized by country, and contains numerous rare, and in many cases unique, titles.  Included, among many others, are the Argentine periodicals La Protesta, La Vanguardia and Acción Obrera; the Brazilian O Exempio, Jornal do Povo and Battaglia; the Chilean Voz del Mar; and the Mexican Ariete, Redención Obrera, Revolución Social and El Sindicalista.
 
The texts may be searched and images of the documents viewed. Most were scanned from microfilm.
 
Number of journals: 971 

Number of images: ca. 216.000 

Languages used: Spanish, Portuguese, some Italian, German and Dutch

Countries of publication: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Surinam, and Uruguay 

Type
Database
Images
Newspaper(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30934
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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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Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Description

Sources from The National Archives, Kew - the UK government's official archive

·         1919-1929, Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International

·         1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis

·         1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of Communist victory (forthcoming)

·         1949-1956, The Communist Revolution

·         1957-1966, The Great Leap Forward

·         1967-1980, The Cultural Revolution

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30900
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