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Recently added indexes and databases in the subject Social Sciences

This RSS feed lists the most recently added licensed indexes and databases to Social Sciences subject on the University of Minnesota Libraries web site.

Copyright: University of Minnesota Regents, 2005

KKK Newspapers - Hate in America: The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
The KKK Newspapers collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. It also includes the voices from several anti-Klan newspapers. Details about the collection including: target title lists, cost assumptions, and technical specifications are available at

WW1 (See also: First World War: different perspectives; British Online Archives)
Digital archive focusing on a multi-perspective approach to understanding the First World War. As well as the diaries of those who fought during the conflict, the series includes the records of those individuals and groups - including the No-Conscription Fellowship and Union of Democratic Control - who resisted conscription, particularly from 1916 onwards. A diplomatic perspective is offered via the papers of Sir Esme Howard, 1863-1939. Howard was a prominent British diplomat during the course of the war as well as a delegate at the Versailles Treaty in 1919. Additionally, there is an academic perspective through the papers of Spenser Wilkinson, 1881-1935. Wilkinson, a renowned military historian, corresponded with many prominent figures on the course of the war, including Prime Minister Asquith and Lord Kitchener.

Adam Matthew Primary Sources for Teaching and Research
Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world. Collections span the social sciences and humanities and cover a multitude of topics ranging from Medieval family life and Victorian medicine to 1960s pop culture and global politics.

World's Fairs : a global history of expositions
Explore the phenomenon of world's fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos. Through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts, this resource brings together multiple archives for rich research opportunities in this diverse topic.

Grand Tour
Collection of primary and secondary sources; artworks; photographs and maps for the study of travel, c1550-1850.

Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda
This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba. Library has access to

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries, with 16 key areas of focus: slavery in the early Americas; African coast; the Middle Passage; slavery and agriculture; urban and domestic slavery; slave testimony; spiritualism and religion in slave communities; resistance and revolts; the Underground Railroad; the abolition movement and the slavery debate; legislation and politics; freed slaves, freedmen and free black settlements; education; slavery and the Islamic world; varieties of slave experience; slavery today and the legacy of slavery. The collection also includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.

Mass Observation Online
Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features.

Literary manuscripts (The Berg Collection)
Unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts, drawings and other rare documents trace the inspiration and genesis behind the period’s greatest works from a broad range of authors from across the nineteenth century.

East India Company
Access to a unique collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1600 to 1947.