Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest delivers monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering issues of economics, world politics, and international strategy to support research in this interdisciplinary area of study of Europe and Africa.
Additionally, this collection includes the features that scholars require—such as detailed subject indexing and metadata, textual analysis tools, personalized user accounts, and more.
Key topics include:
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest supports interdisciplinary studies with coverage of subjects including the making of the racial order; peasant and agrarian history; labor history; urban segregation; civil rights history; and family history.The two key themes of this archive -- exploration, military, and missionary activities, and economic and political imperialism in Africa in the last quarter of the nineteenth century—enables researchers to trace the development of missionary work and glory and gold-seeking explorers in central and southern Africa. Monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts cover issues of economics, world politics, and international strategy; official government documents, political papers of prominent individuals, and press documentation provide a more well-rounded view of the development of British strategic imperatives, French and Belgian desire for the expansion of trade and raw materials, and Germany and Italy’s late entrance onto the imperial stage.
Collections in this Archive
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest is available on Gale’s cutting-edge research platform. This state-of-the-art platform was developed using our flexible Agile approach, incorporating user testing and feedback throughout the process to ensure that we are providing the features that scholars require—such as detailed subject indexing and metadata, textual analysis tools, personalized user accounts, and more—for research in the digital age.
Researchers can now easily see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interacted and developed over time.
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“The scope of this digitization project makes it a significant research resource for both scholars and undergraduates. There are several benefits to this scope: the sheer size of the collections; the geographic range including comparative materials from various cultures; and the variety of types of documents including a significant amount of unpublished material . . . . The new platform tools developed for NCCO are impressive and should be useful to scholars as well as students. These include the browse features for 'Exploring Collections,' the search within results features, text analysis tools, and sophisticated image viewing tools.”