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This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:

Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
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Trial Access ends August 7, 2021. Study over a century of British colonial rule in Africa through official government statistics. This collection contains Blue Books and other archival material from 13 British colonies and protectorates in Africa compiled during the period 1821-1953. The United Kingdom controlled the largest portion of territory, with its Colonial Regulations requiring an ‘Annual Blue Book’ to be submitted from each colony to the British Colonial Office.
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Trial Access ends August 7, 2021. This collection contains African Government Gazettes, 1920-1945. Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. These records cover the transfer of Southern Rhodesia from the British South Africa Company to colonial rule. A series of legal notices also reveal the impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Tanzania. The Second World War then led to a series of new laws in these colonies. These gazettes were published alongside the African Blue Books of Statistics during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Trial Access ends August 7, 2021. This collection includes African Government Gazettes, 1946-1966. These gazettes contain copies of the laws and ordinances which were introduced in the years they cover. Each item was originally published as the Government Gazette for a colony and year. Their contents include tenders of property, probate records and insolvency notices.
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Trial access ends August 13, 2021. Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”. Listen in on the first global social network as 10,232 historical figures discuss everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.
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Opposing Viewpoints provides focused coverage of the most searched and studied issues through the inclusion of more than 470 topic or “portal” pages. Opposing Viewpoints contains a premium selection of reference content, including overviews created exclusively for the database and cited as Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, viewpoint content selected from premier print and online sources, and more than 13.3 million full-text articles drawn from 200 periodicals and newspapers. Includes over 19,800 reference articles, 2,900 biographies on frequently studied contemporary figures, more than 15,900 videos, 179,700 images, and 212,100 audio files.
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A digital repository of more than 17 million books, selected periodicals, and other materials digitized by a partnership of research libraries. As a member of HathiTrust, Davidson College has digital full-text access to more than 6.8 million public domain titles and full-text searching of additional titles in copyright. To find books that you can view cover-to-cover, be sure to limit to "full view only."
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Trial Access ends August 7, 2021. This collection contains annual departmental reports relating to Kenya, 1907-1964. Beginning when Kenya was a part of the East Africa Colony and continue until independence. The statistics for Kenya are included in Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953.
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Includes Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān Online, Dictionary of Qur'ānic Usage, Encyclopedia of Canonical Ḥadīth Online.
The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns Online and the Electronic Qurʾān Concordance, a unique online finding aid for textual research.
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