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African American Historical Serials Collection

African American Historical Serials Collection documents the history of African American life and religious organizations from materials published between 1829 and 1922. It includes more than 170 unique titles, including reports and annuals from African American religious organizations and social service organizations and African American periodicals. The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Zion Church, Baptist churches, and other religious denominations are represented. Developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).

Dec 7, 2018
American Underworld: The Flash Press

The Flash Press arose and crested between the 1830s and the 1850s. Many of its papers had suggestive titles such as Venus’s Miscellany, the Boston Blade, the Libertine, and the Broadway Belle, with content to match. Others, such as the New England Police Gazette, Life in Boston and New York, Broadway Omnibus: A Panorama of Metropolitan Life, and Theatrical World had a wider range. Many also included original stories, poems, and songs.

Oct 31, 2018
EPS China Statistics

EPS China Statistics provides time-series statistical data on China. 65 statistical databases are sourced from industrial, regional and national organizations, covering various subjects/industries/fields and all regions of China. All of the databases are regularly updated with monthly, quarterly and yearly data.

Sep 22, 2018
Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment

This unique and authoritative collection of America’s most popular entertainment form opens a door on U.S. culture that has been closed until now due to the challenge of access. The wide-ranging materials in Nineteenth-Century American Drama will shed light on areas of study generally supported to this point only by imprints and newspapers: daily life in the United States; politics, both local and national; culture in all of its forms; and the shifting and evolving tastes of Americans from across the country.

Oct 31, 2018