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American History in Video
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A collection of video available online for the study of American history. It contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. A video guide can be found here.

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Black Thought and Culture
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Covers the non-fiction work of leading African Americans, from Colonial times to the present. Includes published non-fiction works, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material. Earliest document dates back to 1656.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
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A digital archive covering the period of Enlightenment in Great Britain between 1701 and 1800. Includes a variety of materials: books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons and printed ephemera-with works by many well-known and lesser-known authors. Includes ECCO 2.

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The Making of the Modern World
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From the database: "The Making of the Modern World provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Covers 1851-1914."

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The New York Times 1851-2013 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
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Two-minute video guide here. Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. (100% Full Text)

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online
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"A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century."

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From the database: ''The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles.''

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A collection devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective.

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This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

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Women and Social Movements (Scholar's edition)
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Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the collection includes 87 document projects with almost 2700 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and more than 2,060 primary authors. (100% Full-text).

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