Thursday, November 21, 2013

TRIAL: Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876

We have a trial of Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876, from NewsBank/Readex, until 31st December 2013.

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Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands.  This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.

Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection will provide students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, this resource will chronicle the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items.

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Deana Heath said...

What a fabulous resource! I would definitely direct students working on empire to such a resource. The library's empire resources are not as great as they could be considering Liverpool's history, so I hope that the library will keep this resource after the trial ends.

Deana Heath, Department of History

Keith Mason, History said...

I think that this is a valuable resources for undergraduate dissertations, postgraduate researchers, and staff working on the Caribbean, slavery and appprenticeship, and Atlantic history. A definite keep.

Jack Daniel Webb said...

For my PhD thesis, this resource is uniquely valuable as Caribbean newspapers are otherwise very hard to gain access to. This is a particularly rich set of sources.

Kate Hodgson, CLAS said...

Range of primary source material taken from rare 19th century Caribbean newspapers, which are not generally available elsewhere. Very useful for those at Liverpool working on questions of empire, slavery, etc. Not a very intuitive interface, but the contents are great.