Standalone Collections

When you explore Gale Primary Sources, you’ll discover original, first-hand content – meticulously cross-referenced to bring the facts into focus and the information to life in remarkable new ways. Covering subjects from fiction to classified government documents, the standalone collections within Gale Primary Sources are valuable additions to your digital resources. As areas of study expand, Gale will continue to create new library resources that support and expand scholarly research.

Decolonization: Politics and Independence in Former Colonial and Commonwealth Territories

The firsthand perspectives in this cross-disciplinary collection illustrate decolonization as a historical process by which over 70 previously colonized nations shifted from imposed structures to independent systems. Chronicling events primarily after World War II, these documents highlight local and Indigenous narratives from non-Western primary sources—and meet urgent needs for less Eurocentric areas of historical and political study.

Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia in the Twentieth Century

One of the first digital archives on far-right and -left political groups, exploring the development, actions, and ideologies behind extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century. Sourced from various locations, including The Searchlight Archive, UK Home Office and Security Service files on right-wing extremists, suspected communists and terrorists; and the American Radicalism Collection from Michigan State University.

Power to the People Counterculture, Social Movements, and the Alternative Press, Nineteenth to Twenty-first Century

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of people-powered politics, counterculture, and the vibrant social movements that have shaped modern Western history. Explore a vast treasure trove of knowledge spanning roughly 600,000 pages of alternative-press titles, delving deep into the rich tapestry of ideas and initiatives that have left an unforgettable mark on our society.

Product Features & Tools

Term Frequency

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.

Topic Finder

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.

Cross-Search Capability

Search across the materials of complementary primary source products, including books, in one united, intuitive environment, enabling innovative new research connections.

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