A Southern eccentric defends slavery as a form of socialism, a Southern abolitionist and her mixed-race nephew fight racism, and a great writer helps a New Hampshire boy win the approval of the South. Through recently released items like these, Readex’s Afro-Americana Imprints helps students of history explore the ironies of a race-riven society. And for fun, there are those tricksters Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox…
Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation (1881)
By Joel Chandler Harris. With illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser
By Joel Chandler Harris. Illustrated by A.B. Frost
(Recent releases of Afro-Americana Imprints include 15 works by Joel Chandler Harris, including several that feature Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit. Less well known are Harris’ fictional sketches of post-emancipation Negro life in Georgia, notably the vivid and hilarious Aunt Minervy Ann.)
In 2003, Readex began a special partnership with Dartmouth College Library. Readex wished to scan a number of specific maps and color illustrations for our definitive digital edition of the 14,000-volume U.S. Congressional Serial Set—the crown jewel of American government publications. The Serial Set, which contains the Reports, Documents and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, is an exceptional source of primary material on nearly two centuries of American history. To ensure the comprehensiveness of our digital edition, our initial goal was to borrow and scan these items located in the Dartmouth volumes.
In 2005, this Dartmouth-Readex partnership expanded from the initial request to a landmark project to preserve the complete print set at the Dartmouth College Library. In addition to enabling Readex to offer researchers the most accurate and comprehensive digital edition available, this unique partnership brought several benefits to the Dartmouth College Library: the cleaning and repair of more than 13,800 volumes, including the critical repair of spines and thousands of fold-out maps; creation of detailed item records for every volume; and invaluable first-hand experience with a large-scale digitization project.
Reflecting the diversity of Latin American and Caribbean studies today, here are four research collections spanning three centuries of regional history, issues and events.
Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society Featuring more than 140 searchable newspapers from 22 islands, this collection chronicles the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items.
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1805-1922 Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries, these two series provide access to more than 280 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922 from more than 20 countries in the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and more than a dozen others.
Foreign Broadcast Information Services (FBIS) Daily Reports: Latin America, 1974-1996 This U.S. intelligence archive provides firsthand perspectives on world history, governments and politics, capturing and translating reports of events as they occurred. The Latin American module is an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent regional history.