Origins of Modern Science and Technology
Support learning and research across STEM and humanities disciplines with this unique family of digital collections. Each is comprised of primary source documents from around the world, collected and translated by the CIA. Researchers will find journal articles, government publications, newspapers, magazines, and transcribed television and radio broadcasts that illuminate the origins of today’s most relevant scientific fields.
Territorial Papers of the United States, 1764-1953
More than half of America’s states began as territories. “Territorial Papers of the United States” records this official history, collecting Native American negotiations and treaties, correspondence with the government, military records, judicial proceedings, and more. Now these essential publications are available in a unique digital product, offering new research opportunities for all studying the creation of modern-day America.
Created to cajole, convince and inform citizens on nearly every issue of the day, pamphlets had a powerful impact on 19th-century American life. Now American Pamphlets, a unique digital resource, provides more than 25,000 short works from every region of the U.S. Revealing passionate views and perspectives not seen in other print genres, these rare items address hundreds of heavily researched topics.
Twentieth-Century Global Perspectives
This family of digital resources for 20th-century international studies provides global perspectives on many of today’s most relevant research areas. Each of these unique collections offers new insight and unprecedented opportunities for teaching and scholarship in some of the most-searched topics in libraries today. Subjects covered include immigration and refugees, worldwide propaganda, nuclear arms, protest movements, race relations, Korean and Vietnam wars, and more.
American Underworld: The Flash Press
The newspapers in this one-of-a-kind collection cover the seamier aspects of 19th-century urban life: crime, scandal, and brothels, combined with reviews of bawdy performances and reports on sporting events such as cock-fighting and boxing. The included publications were all collected by the American Antiquarian Society and are among the rarest of American newspapers. They are of particular interest to researchers in gender studies and the underground economy and literature of the era.
Nineteenth-Century American Drama
In the nineteenth century drama became the most popular form of entertainment in America while taking on myriad forms. This unique and comprehensive collection sheds new light on an enormous range of heavily studied topics, including daily life in the United States; politics, both local and national; culture in all of its forms; and the shifting and evolving tastes of Americans from across the country.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996
Recorded, transcribed and translated into English by the Central Intelligence Agency, these open source intelligence reports are an indispensable source for insight into decades of turbulent world history. Now available in a fully searchable digital collection, these primary source documents provide crucial news and information from all countries outside of the U.S. during the second half of the 20th century.
Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996
For wide-ranging perspectives on human migration that stretch far beyond the borders of the United States, Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996, is an unparalleled new resource. This digital archive includes firsthand accounts from around the world, covering such important events as Jewish resettlement, South African apartheid, Latin American migrations and much more.
African American Newspapers
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.
American Politics: Campaign Newspapers
The first and only collection of American newspapers solely covering specific political campaigns and issues provides detailed primary-source documentation of the issues, arguments and opposing viewpoints that shaped 19th-century U.S. political history. Encompassing more than 300 papers published from 1803 to 1876, this one-of-a-kind resource offers essential core materials for teaching and research.
American Religion: Denominational Newspapers
Religion was the epicenter of nearly everything in the 19th century, dubbed the age of religion. Reflecting this influence, this collection of 320+ papers provides invaluable denominational insight, as well as news and opinions on wide-ranging topics of high interest to congregants. Far exceeding inspirational homilies, the editors of these papers took stands on the biggest issues of the time: slavery, women’s suffrage and others.