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Title Empire online 1492-1990 1550-1969
Published Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital ; [Chicago, Ill.] : Adam Matthew Education [North American distributor], c2006-c2012
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Section I. Cultural contacts, 1492-1969 -- Section II. Empire writing and the literature of empire -- Section III. The visible empire -- Section IV. Religion and empire -- Section V. Race, class, imperialism and colonialism, 1607-2007
Summary Electronic reproduction of material relating to the European colonial period. Empire online is an extensive, interactive digital resource enabling researchers to explore colonial history, politics, religion, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the rise and fall of colonial empires from the explorations of Columbus and Captain Cook, the missionary movement and the exhibitions of the 19th century, to decolonisation in the second half of the 20th century and debates over American imperialism. A broad selection of letter books, periodicals, travel writings and more have been selected from leading archives around the world, including the British Library, providing valuable insight into the key events and themes of the European colonial period
Notes Title from home page (viewed on Nov. 10, 2012)
Resource complete at Oct. 2012
Includes material by or about the following people: Captain James Cook, Sir Francis Drake, Prince Albert, Reverend Samuel Crowther, William Gladstone, David Livingstone, Major General Charles Gordon, Christopher Columbus, Charles II, Warren Hastings, Sir Frederick Lugard, Sir Joseph Paxton, Sir George Anson, Sir Joseph Banks, Henry Richard Fox Bourne, Richard Burton, Edith Baring-Gould, William Booth, Mungo Park, Benjamin Disraeli, Harold Macmillan, Robert Moffat, John Hanning Speke, Mary Sheldon
Reproduced from original materials held in the following repositories: Anti-Slavery International ; The Bank of England Archive ; University of Birmingham ; Birmingham Central Library ; The Bodleian Library ; The British Library ; Cambridge University Library ; University of Edinburgh ; The Glenbow Museum, Canada ; Harvard College Library ; The National Archives, Kew ; National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum ; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London ; Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Georgia ; Henry Martyn Centre, Cambridge ; London Library ; Methodist Missionary Archives ; University of Michigan Museum of Art ; Minneapolis Institute of Arts ; National Gallery of Canada ; Sheffield City Council ; State Library of New South Wales ; State Records Authority of New South Wales ; National Archives of Canada
Subject Colonies -- History -- Sources.
Colonization -- History -- Sources.
Imperialism -- History -- Sources.
Missions -- History -- Sources.
Decolonization -- History -- Sources.
Imperial federation -- History -- Sources.
Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions -- History -- Sources.
Indigenous peoples -- Social life and customs -- Sources.
Discoveries in geography -- History -- Sources.
International relations -- History -- Sources.
Nationalism -- History -- Sources.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- Sources.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Asia -- History -- Sources.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- America -- History -- Sources.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Discovery and exploration -- History -- Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
Adam Matthew Education (Firm)