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Slave Societies Digital Archive

Review
By giving endangered historical records a permanent (digital) home, it plays an invaluable role in ensuring that the lives and stories of millions of African men, women, and children who suffered the indignities of the Atlantic slave trade will not be lost to the ravages of time.
Detail of a print showing a market place titled "Un an en Malaisie" from 1889/1890

Southeast Asia Visions Collection

Review
The range of sources and their ready accessibility also provides valuable material for work on diverse Southeast Asia topics related to local, regional, and global history.
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Students’ Guide to “Reading” Primary Sources on the History of Children & Youth

Methods

How do you study the history of young people? What can primary source documents reveal? What limitations do they pose? What light can the history of young people shed on the past? This essay aims to serve as a guide to finding, interpreting or “reading” primary sources on young people from ancient civilizations to the present.

Red and white text reading 'Studs Terkel Radio Archive' on a black background.

Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Review
As stated on the tin, the Studs Terkel Radio Archive is dedicated to digitising and archiving the numerous radio programs that Louis “Studs” Terkel (1912-2008) made throughout his prolific career.
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Syllabus: Women and Gender in World History, 600-2000

Teaching

The syllabus below lays out a 15-week course, beginning in the 6th century and continuing through the 20th century. It provides suggestions for how to use units and their various parts with your students, as some of the materials are student-facing, and others are instructor-facing.

Units in the Teaching section of World History Commons tend to be multi-source and multi-part. In... Read More »

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Taiwan Documents Project

Review
This site seems most valuable not as an unbiased repository of information, but rather as part of the movement for Taiwanese independence and more generally as a historical case study in the politics of national identity.

That Seductive Mulatto Woman

Source

Moreau de Saint–Méry painted a particularly negative portrait of mulatto women in Haiti. He paints Creole women as unduly promiscuous and a threat to morals and decency.

Drawing of two men, with a white man that is presumably Thomas Clarkson in the foreground, and a black man in the background. They are both dressed in colonial-era clothing.

The Abolition of Slavery Project

Review
By breaking up the site into different areas of focus, such as enslavement itself and abolition, it allows itself to be easily navigable by students and scholars alike.
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The Adoption History Project

Review
Overall, the Adoption History Project is among the best-designed and most succinctly comprehensive historical websites currently available. It is useful for students and scholars at all levels of academic proficiency
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The Blavatnik Archive

Review
...the Blavatnik Archive site does a great job of ensuring that a range of important archival material can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection

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