Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class—from the late eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early twentieth century—through a transnational perspective. This collection deepens the already-comprehensive coverage of European movements included in Nineteenth Century Collections Online by adding sources from the United States and other regions. The focus of this collection is on major nineteenth-century trends, topics, and events as they relate to gender, including social reform, high and low culture, transnational networks, immigration, daily life, religion, and more.
Researchers and scholars will find rare content related to:
As a resource for study of gender, societal rules, and class – all key categories of research for the "long" nineteenth century – Women: Transnational Networks supports research in history, sociology, women’s studies, medicine, and a host of other disciplines. The collection’s scope of content from global sources gives this archive a truly international perspective. Included in the collection is a wide array of primary source documents, including serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals.
Key collections include:
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.
By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections to search terms — helping scholars shape their research and integrate diverse content with relevant information.
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“The ranges of sources of all this material boggled my mind. Yes, some of it is from mainstream publications, but so much of it was from rare, hard-to-find sources that I gained an appreciation for the time and effort it's taken to assemble these vast digitized collections.”
“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comparative materials from various cultures; and the variety of types of documents including a significant amount of unpublished material .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.”