African Studies: Explore New Online Resources for Teaching and Research at the 2016 African Studies Association Meeting
Readex is exhibiting its newest African Studies resources at the 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA) in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1 to 3, 2016. Please visit booth 209 to explore online collections of digitized newspapers and books covering centuries of African history and culture. If not attending, please use the links below to request a trial for your institution. To arrange a meeting with a Readex representative during ASA, please click here.
Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, African History and Culture, 1540-1921, is the most important and comprehensive collection of its kind. More than 1,300 fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera cover the history, peoples, and social and economic development of the African continent from the 16th century to the early 20th century. All areas of Africa and important adjacent regions are covered. Request Information.
African Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, offers unmatched coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the continent during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Algeria to Angola, Zambia to Zimbabwe, this unique resource chronicles the evolution of Africa through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items. Together, Series 1 and 2, provide news and perspectives from a wide range of African counties and cultures during a time of sweeping change. Request Information.
Apartheid, the Afrikaans word for “apartness,” defined life in South Africa in the mid-20th century. As white colonists systematically stripped away the rights of Native Africans, the effects of their actions seeped through South Africa, reverberating throughout the continent and the world. Nowhere is the worldwide reaction to apartheid captured as thoroughly as in Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996. This digital resource contains nearly 60,000 translated news broadcasts and publications, written by both the people who experienced apartheid and those around the world who watched, reacted to and analyzed it. Request Information.
The Rand Daily Mail, published daily in Johannesburg, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall. From its beginnings, the Rand Daily Mail was known for its controversial yet courageous journalism. Despite significant pressure from the conservative government, its writers openly addressed issues that white readers knew little about. Now, decades later, this acclaimed title—and its wealth of unique perspectives on 20th-century South Africa—is available as an online collection. Request Information.
Created from the Archives of the Central Intelligence Agency, this online resource offers firsthand reporting and deep analysis on important issues and historic events from Morocco to Egypt to Afghanistan. The documents in this collection were sourced from journals, newspapers, scientific reports, and radio and television broadcasts from 19 countries in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as from other nations with security interests in the region. With unique content not available anywhere else, it allows researchers unprecedented opportunities to delve into the cultural, economic and political forces integral to an array of interdisciplinary topics. Request Information.