British Online Archives cover primary source material from 6 continents, and include both private collections and holdings from more established archives. Collections range from colonial, missionary and transatlantic relations to twentieth century political and social development, covering four-hundred years of world history.
Both American and Canadian in scope, this resource offers a variety of digitised records from the 18th and 19th centuries. United States content comprises slave, trade, missionary work and American wartime records. Canadian content comprises colonial missionaries and 19th century correspondence from the Governor. Additional items include 18th century trading records from both countries.
Incorporates handbooks, annual reports and accounts published by the BBC the 20th century. The collection also contains a review of each year's public-service broadcasting, with detailed schedules, audience research, performance and objective tables, commentaries as well as editorials. Financial data relating to the BBC's grant-in-aid is also included.
The archives are cited as an outstanding national collection for the political history of the British left. This collection offers extensive records of central departments like the industrial department, which dealt with the trade union activities which were the most visible and controversial sign of the party's influence, and the international department, which maintained links with communist parties overseas.
This collection documents what was reported to the British government by their governors in African colonies. Comprises statistical reports from 13 colonies, with data that pre-dates the abolition of the slave trade. This collection on Colonial Law highlights how those laws were implemented. Additional records include legal notices, notices of land sales and colonial reports for each colony.
Covering the first written accounts of parliamentary debates, mid-19th century Scottish nationalist pamphlets and 20th century Labour Party records. The Women and Protest collection includes the strike at Bryant and May, Scottish suffragettes and the anti-war protestor Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner. Content on Conscientious Objection includes both meetings and publications.
Papers covering how the British military took India by force starting from 1752. Content includes correspondence from India’s colonial rulers. Also material from colonial missionaries provides a different perspective on India from the 18th to 20th century.
The diplomatic collections in this series cover World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War. These records also include the creation of Israel and the campaign for Home Rule in Ireland. Correspondence from the 18th century describes how Britain took India from the native population. Military tactics are also explored in our letters to and from military leaders.
See narrative accounts from missionaries combine with colonial statistics to create a picture of these former colonies' development. Learn how owners of an Antiguan sugar plantation adapted to emancipation, and witness the nature of missionaries' roles in the slave trade. Together, these collections reveal how governments, slave owners and missionaries shaped the development of these countries over three centuries.
A major resource for research into the work of missionaries in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australasia from 1801-1967. Features primary material in the form of correspondence to and from missionaries working in these countries. Includes The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist periodicals.
This series comprises records that cover different aspects of the industrial revolution. Records pertain to the Boston Mills alongside school reports which detail children removed from the mills and into school. This resource also offers medical essays which reveal the health problems that affected the population during this period. Papers from Manchester Cathedral's archive cite parish populations affected by movements of people, as well as legal judgements of the church when it served as a small claims court. Shipping records from Liverpool and Bristol demonstrate social change through lists of the ships' contents.
Primary records, papers, reports and documents from 1675 to 1865 sourced from governments, organisations, companies and prominent families. Includes a trail of information regarding slave trade in relation to Africa, America and Britain. Features accounts of slave transportation and working at a plantation.
A unique insight into World War I and II, as witnessed by intelligence officers, diplomats and conscientious objectors that seeks to challenge our current perceptions of firepower and the rise of fascism in Britain and Europe.
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