New Primary Source Historical Databases Added to Bertrand Library Collections!

Bertrand Library now has access to the following databases from Adam Matthew Digital, publishers of unique primary source collections from archives around the world.

Access these resources through the Library’s Databases A-Z list (Bucknell login required):

Empire Online

Charting the rise and fall of empires worldwide spanning five centuries, Empire Online features a collection of primary source documents grouped into thematic sections including Cultural Contacts, the Literature of Empire, the Visible Empire, Religion, Race, Class and Imperialism.

First World War

This resource includes primary source material about the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980  

Sourced from the British Foreign Office files at The National Archives, the UK government’s official archive, this digital collection focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange

Includes resources about the history of fifteen major commodities:  chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, wine and spirits.

India, Raj, and Empire

Drawing upon rich manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland, this resource will be of great value to those researching the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947.

Jewish Life in America

Features some of the American Jewish Historical Society’s most important archival collections and explores the history of Jewish communities in America, from their first arrival in New York in 1654 to the key roles they play today.

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 Part II

Additional material contained in this database complements and builds upon the political, cultural and social themes introduced in Part I – Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest.

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