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This unique slice of the American experience, supplied in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society provides a history of the American people and a testament to the growth of the nation from the colonial period to the twentieth century. The periodicals in this release focus on American concerns and include rare, oversized periodicals not previously scanned simply due to their large format. A recent Society acquisition of a substantial corpus of illustrated periodicals is also included. Rounding out the new collection are titles from the society’s own significant periodical holdings.
Date range: 1812–1976
Document type: Periodicals
Source: American Antiquarian Society
Initially focused on the financial and economic issues that were to become the predominant forces of the twentieth century, the Financial Times (FT) now rates as our preeminent international business daily, tirelessly reporting the foundational economic and financial events that have shaped the world for the past 130 years. FT’s unmatched reputation makes it an ideal companion to classroom instruction in a range of multidisciplinary subject areas. Every London edition issue, price and stock index, currency table, supplementary magazine, and special report are collected in this comprehensive folio of peerless business reportage—now with a new update spanning 2017 through December 2021, available for existing customers of the archive.
Date range: 1888-2021
Document types: Newspapers, special reports
Source: Financial Times
This wide-ranging collection forms the first part of State Papers Online Colonial, a digitization of the British Colonial Office’s files (CO series) of documents now housed in The National Archives in the United Kingdom. These documents record Britain’s administration and governance of Asian countries, their international relations across the period, and the changing demographics and daily life of their inhabitants. Colonial history continues to influence these now-independent countries today through chosen strategic alliances, institutional structures, and how they deal with the repercussions of their colonial legacy. These documents, mined with the help of cutting-edge handwritten text recognition (HTR) technology, explores that legacy through a vital new lens.
Date range: 1570–1967
Document types: Original correspondence, entry books of incoming and outgoing letters, confidential print, maps
Sources: The National Archives, United Kingdom
Sourced from the extensive holdings of the British Library, this collection includes the most comprehensive range of national, regional, and local newspapers printed in Great Britain during this time that has ever been available in a digital program. Ideal for a historical review that supplies a telling counterpoint to purely Anglo-British narratives found in British national dailies, the issues compiled here provide irreplaceable firsthand voices to political, social, and cultural events throughout Ireland from the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. This collection is comprised of 108 unique titles of various sizes and aimed at supporting the growing number of North American university programs in Irish studies.
Date range: 1783–1950
Document type: Newspapers
Source: The British Library
Since its first publication in 1910, Times Educational Supplement (TES) has proven to be one of the world’s most trusted and best-known education newspapers. More than a leading publication on primary and secondary education, it serves as a trove of important opinions, reviews, findings, and reportage on matters both related to and often beyond pedagogy, educational reform, and social policy. To complement Gale’s holdings with the Times family of newspapers, the new historical archive will collect the full run of TES through the twentieth century.
Date range: 1910–2000
Document type: Newspapers
Source: Times Educational Supplement
This completely new standalone archive presents political ephemera and organizational material produced in over 70 countries around the world in an effort to demystify decolonization as a historical process. The documents herein help researchers target specifically the changing or adapting of systems from an imposed imperial or colonial structure after 1945 and up to the present day. They also shed light on the politics and processes of national political developments that followed decolonization, as well as the individuals who rose to power in the new systems, through which the former colonies negotiated their own agency and their own futures.
Date range: 1898–2017
Document types: Pamphlets and ephemera, including political campaign material such as manifestos, press releases, conference documents, reports, letters, and speech transcripts
Sources: Senate House, United Kingdom; Trade Union Congress Library, London Metropolitan University (subject files); and Nuffield College, University of Oxford
The third entry into this award-winning series exhaustively delivers rare, firsthand narratives chronicling communist, socialist, and Far Left groups and figures across the world’s capitalist nations. Explore political ideologies such as Marxism, Leninism, Maoism, Trotskyism, and anarchism across different countries, as well as the world’s response to the Russian Revolution, the rise of the Soviet Union, and the Red Scare.
Date range: 1766–2004
Document types: Correspondence, periodicals, manuscripts, books, personal papers, organizational records, letters and newsletters, pamphlets, and ephemera
Sources: University of California, Davis; Senate House Library, University of London; Yale University; Harvard Law School Library; New York University; The British Library; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and independent labor publications
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Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab allows colleges and universities to easily launch, enhance, or accelerate their digital scholarship programs, empowering researchers to successfully engage with the humanities. Its intuitive cloud-based environment was specifically developed for searching, analysis, organization, and sharing of primary source research material.
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Built with the student researcher in mind, the Gale Primary Sources Learning Centers orient new users with the content and topics available in a digital archive; spark inspiration for new research topics; and provide guidance and best practices for searching, browsing, citing, and reusing primary sources.
Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926
Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, this digital archive provides a firsthand account of 450 years of history in the Americas, including discovery and exploration, slavery and European colonization, native peoples, wars of independence, religion and missionary work, social and political reforms, economic development, westward expansion, notable individuals, and much more.
Smithsonian Collections Online
The Smithsonian, America's foremost research and cultural institution, has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to launch a series of collections from Smithsonian's vast archives. This partnership has yielded collections covering American history, science, world cultures, and more.
Women's Studies Archive
The Women's Studies Archive is an examination of the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers us a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society.
U.S. Declassified Documents Online
U.S. Declassified Documents Online offers unique insights into the inner workings of the U.S. government. The collection links the most sensitive documents from all the presidential libraries and numerous executive agencies in a single, easily searchable database. This collection provides access to a broad range of declassified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, places, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.
By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.
Search across the content of complementary primary source products, including books, in one united, intuitive environment, enabling innovative new research connections.