Experience how imperial dominance shaped British life and society during the Victorian age
19th Century UK Periodicals, Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial turns its attention to the role Britain played beyond its own borders as an imperial power throughout the nineteenth century. Complete runs of 91 periodicals chart a century in which Britain extended its influence, reaching new heights of empire building. Sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Australia, the collection contains periodicals from Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.
This resource includes:
- Access to the Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, which details periodical prices, publishers, editors, printers, circulation, size, and more
- Vivid imagery, including paintings, maps, original illustrations, cartoons, and drawings
- Bibliography specific to the empire
- Essays by well respected scholars including Máire ní Fhlathúin from the University of Nottingham and Robert Burroughs from Nottingham Trent University
“[U]nprecedented in its range and potential, and of interest to historians and students of nineteenth-century literature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, the professions, in short, of all aspects of nineteenth-century life that the press encompassed.”
- Joanne Shattock, Editor in Chief
- Asian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- South & Southeast Asian Studies
- British Studies
- European Studies
- Gender & Women's Studies
- Humanities & Social Sciences
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