CHINA AND THE MODERN WORLD: IMPERIAL CHINA AND THE WEST PART II, 1865–1905
Digitised primarily from the British Foreign Office Files FO 17 series, together with several volumes of law officers’ reports from the FO 83 series, this archive is a continuation of Imperial China and the West Part I, 1815–1881. It provides scholars with valuable insight and detail into every aspect of Chinese-Western relations from 1865 to 1905, ranging from diplomacy to trade and economy, politics, military, Chinese emigration, law, and translation and language studies.
DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS ONLINE: TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH INTELLIGENCE, MONITORING THE WORLD
Unique for its high level of centralisation and interdepartmental communication, the British intelligence and security services reached every corner of the world during a century of global conflicts, high-stakes diplomacy, and political upheaval. The files cover the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and place the all-important work of signals intelligence in the Second World War alongside the central machinery of intelligence at the Cabinet Office. This unique archive provides extensive detail on the work of GCHQ, vital for the study of military history, intelligence and security, international politics and diplomacy of the twentieth century, and the global history of World War II.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA, PART II: THE INDIAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION, 1882–1986
This collection provides the near-complete papers of the first organisation to address Native American interests and rights. Newly digitised, it thoughtfully illustrates and contextualises the story of Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada with a depth and breadth of content that is unprecedented. Because of the source’s origins in the late 1800s, a portion of the correspondence is handwritten. Gale’s handwritten text recognition (HTR) technology enables full-text searching of the early history of the Indian Rights Association.
THE MAKING OF MODERN LAW: LANDMARK RECORDS AND BRIEFS OF THE U.S. COURTS OF APPEALS, PART II: 1891–1950
Digitised for the first time, this unique collection of legal works brings together records and briefs from 1891 to 1950 for those cases that have most influenced research in modern American law and legal history. The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Part II: 1891–1950 aims to address questions concerning the administration of justice; the adversary process; and the developing relationship between law and the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
WOMEN’S STUDIES ARCHIVE: FEMALE FORERUNNERS WORLDWIDE
This fourth installment of the Women’s Studies Archive program focuses on individual women and organisations around the world who have broken new paths in society through business, social reform, popular culture, health care, and more. Highlights include contributions of African American women trailblazers; nursing journals from around the world, including Britain, Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; popular magazines from Australia and New Zealand; and collections concerning the supernatural and crime.