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Japanese Historical Maps

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This collection contains high quality digital reproductions of roughly 100 historical maps produced in Japan from the 17th century to the 20th century.
A woman dressed in a kimono and hair in Japanese style sits in a room playing a shamisen. A tray with a tea set and a tobacco tray are placed next to her, and a screen is placed at her back.

Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period

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The site will be useful to instructors looking to add visual sources to enliven a discussion of Japanese history at this critical moment in which Japan confronted the threat of Western imperialism and embarked on its own urgent project of modernization.
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Journeys in Time, 1809 – 1822: The Diaries of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie

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In teaching world history courses, this site would contribute to understanding the nature of British imperial expansion in the Pacific and the business of colonial governance.
Image of a Juxtapose map showing land in 2005 vs 2013

Juxtapose: Easy-to-make frame comparisons

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This tool is perfect for historians because it emphasizes visual representations of change over time.
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Kilwa Map Illustration

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This illustration shows the trading city state of Kilwa or Kilwa Kiswani on an island off the Swahili Coast in East Africa (modern Tanzania), which flourished between the 12th and 15th century. This engraving was printed in Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg’s Civitates orbis terrarium (1572-1617), a six-volume work with hundreds of bird's-eye views and maps of cities from all around the world.... Read More »

La Exaltación de la Santa Cruz Mission

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Founded in 1791, the La Exaltación de la Santa Cruz Mission was a Spanish colonial church in Santa Cruz, California. The objective of this institution was the evangelization of the nearby indigenous communities. They included the following peoples: Ohlone, Costanoan, Miwok, and Yokuts. It was not occupied for long because of crimes committed in the settlement and attacks from the frustrated... Read More »

La Misión de Corpus Christi de San Antonio de la Ysleta del Sur

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Although the Spanish Crown claimed possession of the modern-day US borderlands, it was not able to send many settlers to the region. As a result, the priests and missionaries stationed there often took on both religious and government responsibilities. They became the spiritual, political, and economic overseers of the local indigenous populations. The missionaries sometimes physically moved... Read More »

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LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World

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Initiated in 1995, this site has developed into an impressive array of primary and secondary resources on ancient Rome
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Latin American & Caribbean Digital Primary Resources

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As a whole, the database serves the important goal of improving the accessibility of online libraries and archives. It provides a jumping off point for research into a variety of topics within Latin American history, and as it expands, its value will only increase

Liberated Africans

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This website retraces the lives of over 250,000 people emancipated under global campaigns to abolish slavery, as well as thousands of officials, captains, crews, and guardians of a special class of people known as "Liberated Africans."

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