Tuesday, October 01, 2013

TRIAL: Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

We have a trial of Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice from Adam Matthew Digital Ltd until 25th October 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://www.slavery.amdigital.co.uk.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/

Note that PDFs cannot be downloaded during the trial, but documents can be read on screen. If we were to purchase or subscribe to this resource we would be able to download PDFs.

Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice.

In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.

After trying Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, please leave your comments below. Please compare this with Slavery and Anti-Slavery Parts II and III if possible. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.


Richard Huzzey said...

These are excellent resources which will be invaluable to our extensive undergraduate teaching in this area. They are particularly important now that students undertake UG dissertations linked to special subjects. These resources also enhance the work undertaken by PGT students in the MA International Slavery Studies and our strong record of PGR work in this field. In sum, this should be an essential purchase giving our nationally and internationally leading concentration on research into histories of slavery and abolition.

Anonymous said...

The Matthews database has provided a proved a perfect supplement to other available material (such as the Gale database). It is easy to negotiate and has offered numerous sources which I plan to use in forthcoming undergraduate essays.

Kate Hodgson said...

This is a very useful resource, particularly in the range of original archival material on offer, including many British sources (the Slavery & Anti-Slavery database, on the other hand, offers a particularly rich array of printed books and pamphlets). It would be particularly good, I think to have access to the Maritime Museum's archival collections via the university.

Third year history student said...

I found this resource extremely useful when researching abolition sources. I would find this database of great help when doing my dissertation on slavery.

3rd Year History UG said...

Whereas in other subjects it can be quite problematic to amass resources and images this database provides everything you need in one place. It compliments the Gale database and has been incredibly useful in providing quality resources to help with seminar reading, essays and a research project.