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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)
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.
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.
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."
Trial access ends October 19, 2021. MLA Handbook Plus includes the full text of the ninth edition of the handbook and will soon host additional material, including other MLA guides and instructor resources. MLA Handbook Plus is designed for easy navigation; sections are numbered consecutively throughout each chapter, just as they are in the print handbook. It features an easy-to-search interface, cross-linking of related material, and a split view that lets students see illustrations while reading corresponding content.
A curated collection of 35 documentaries on a wide range of subject areas, from Asian, environmental, and Indigenous studies to law, geography, anthropology, global health, policy, conservation biology, and more. Initially focusing on Asia and North America, the GEJ project provides educators and students with an online collection of films that explore the intersections of human rights, environmental degradation, colonization, industrial development, and climate change.
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