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Explore an archive that includes publications from the Church Missionary Society, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from 1804-2009, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounters.
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Discover an archive of resources providing an in-depth look at the evolution of British and American working class tourism from c.1850 to 1980. Featuring guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs and personal travel journals.
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Explore extremely rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century in this invaluable resource for historians and literary scholars.
The Stationers’ Company Archive is central to understanding the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the introduction of legal requirements for copyright and bookbinding history.
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Search across two modules of content--Module 1: The Century of Immigration and Module 2: The Modern Era--exploring the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia.
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Annotated full-text of all Shakespeare's works complemented by the latest textual and theatrical scholarship, essays on authorship and chronology and resources of relevance for students to academics.
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Discover digitised, full text newspapers covering the period of World War Two. Featuring over 200 titles from England, US, New Zealand and Australia which were produced for military and civilian units serving at home and abroad.
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View films from the communist world revealing war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. Spanning most of the 20th century, the archive covers the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.
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