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Visualizing Abolition: A Digital History of the Suppression of the African Slave Trade

Visualizing Abolition maps the suppression of the African slave trade by tracing nearly 31,000 records of correspondence exchanged between the British Foreign Office and British commissioners, ministers, naval officers, and representatives of foreign governments around the world over the course of the nineteenth century. It provides users with three resources. First, a database that lists the names of the senders, recipients, places of origin and destination, dates, as well as the subject of the letters when available. Second, essays exploring different topics related to the suppression of the traffic. Finally, a gallery of images that provides visual context for the information available on the website. These resources allow students and researchers to further understand the history of the suppression of the African slave trade and expand our knowledge of the largest coerced migration in history.

http://visualizingabolition.org

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African-American History Resources at National Archives

The Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience, and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.

https://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans#toc-resources-for-african-american-researchcontact-us

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English History

RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing 1550 – 1700

RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing 1550 – 1700 is a research project about the impact made by women writers and their works in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Led by Marie-Louise Coolahan, and funded by the European Research Council from 2014 to 2020, the project involved a team of 11 researchers based at the National University of Ireland Galway. The focus included writers who were read in Ireland and Britain as well as women born and resident in Anglophone countries. Therefore, the subject of study was not limited to authors who wrote in English. RECIRC aimed to produce a large-scale, quantitative analysis of the reception and circulation of women’s writing from 1550 to 1700. The RECIRC database is one of its major outputs.

https://recirc.nuigalway.ie/

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Art History History

The Media History Digital Library

The Media History Digital Library is a non-profit initiative, led by Eric Hoyt at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dedicated to digitizing historic books and magazines about film, broadcasting, and recorded sound for broad public access.We scan works that are no longer protected by copyright or that have been licensed to us to share with you. The project is supported by libraries and collectors of materials who loan them for scanning, and sponsors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. The redesign of this website was enabled thanks to a generous grant from the Mary Pickford Foundation. More of our sponsors and partners are acknowledged below.

http://mediahistoryproject.org

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English History

Colored Conventions Project

The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a scholarly and community research project dedicated to bringing the seven decades-long history of nineteenth-century Black organizing to digital life. Mirroring the collective nature of the nineteenth-century Colored Conventions, CCP uses innovative, inclusive models and partnerships to locate, transcribe, and archive the documentary record related to this nearly forgotten history and to curate digital exhibits that highlight its stories, events and themes.

Founded in a graduate class at the University of Delaware, the CCP brings together interdisciplinary scholars and students, librarians and independent researchers, national teaching partners and media specialists, academic institutions, and members of the public. More than 2,500 people—scholars and teachers around the country, undergraduates, and members of the public—have contributed their time and energy to our ongoing, online effort of transcribing convention minutes and creating digital exhibits. Supported by prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, CCP is excited to continue expanding its nationwide collaborations in teaching, learning, and celebrating the history of Black organizing.

https://coloredconventions.org/

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Landed Estates Database

The Landed Estates Web site is a searchable, online database of all Landed Estates in Connacht and Munster, maintained by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway.

The Landed Estates Database provides a comprehensive and integrated resource guide to landed estates and historic houses in Connacht and Munster, c. 1700-1914. The aim of this guide is to assist and support researchers working on the social, economic, political and cultural history of Connacht and Munster from c.1700 to 1914.

http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/

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History

1641 Depositions Project TCD

The 1641 Depositions Project aims to conserve, digitise, transcribe and make the depositions available online in a fully TEI compliant format. The project began in 2007 and finished in September 2010. The Ulster Depositions were published online in December 2009, see http://www.tcd.ie/history/1641/ and the remaining provinces were published end September 2010. The Irish Manuscripts Commission will publish a hard copy of the 1641 Depositions in 12 volumes.

http://1641.tcd.ie/index.php

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Art History English History Information Studies Open Library

National Library of Australia

Find Australian and online resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

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History

Legacies of British Slave-Ownership

The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership has been established at UCL with the generous support of the Hutchins Center at Harvard. The Centre will build on two earlier projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (2009-2012), and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833 (2013-2015).

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery’s role in shaping British history and leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present. The stories of enslaved men and women, however, are no less important than those of slave-owners, and we hope that the database produced in the first two phases of the project, while at present primarily a resource for studying slave-owners, will also provide information of value to those researching enslaved people.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

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History

British History Online

British History Online (BHO) is a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, and the British world, with a special focus on the period 1300 to 1800. The BHO collection includes over 1,280 volumes of primary content and secondary sources.

Most of this content (over 1000 volumes or c.80% of the total) is always available free to use by anyone, anywhere with access to the BHO site. In addition, we offer several subscription packages—for individual users and institutions—that provide access to a further 200 volumes of primary research content.

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/

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