Monday, October 12, 2015

TRIAL: 'African American Communities’ and ‘Popular Medicine in America 1800-1900'

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access* to two primary source collections; ‘African American Communities’ and ‘Popular Medicine in America 1800-1900’ until 4th November 2015

To access these collections, follow the links below:

African American Communities’ and ‘Popular Medicine in America 1800-1900
(login required off-campus)

African American Communities is an online resource which showcases a diverse range of primary source material focusing on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas. The resource focuses predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St Louis, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina. This collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories. It is particularly relevant for students, teachers and researchers of African American and American studies.

Popular Medicine in America presents materials from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s extensive collection. The resource documents the history of ‘popular’ medicine in America during the nineteenth century, featuring a wide variety of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. It includes a colourful array of advertisements and popular texts. This resource offers access to highly visual primary source material, together with supplementary features designed to aid research and teaching.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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