Just what every young woman wants for Christmas…
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I ran across a number of these issues when I was processing Joan Biren’s papers at the Sophia Smith Collection, and they were great. Claire Bond Potter over at Tenured Radical and Historian at Wesleyan University posted about the publication and reminded me of how awesome it was.
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Thu 11 Feb 2010
For a digital history class assignment, I spent time investigating a number of websites and online resources relating to digital scholarship. Some of these sites relate directly to my research interests, others deal with events I’ve experienced, and others utilize images to express emotions and tell stories.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is a thorough online collection of data about the trans-Atlantic slave trade that operated from the 16th until near the end of the 19th centuries. This site is chock-full of information and statistics researchers can take advantage of, including an African Names Database with details on 91728 enslaved Africans, and records about individual ships that were deployed across the Atlantic.
Now, I don’t know too much yet about Google Books, including how much free access people will have to the holdings in their collection, but their magazine collection is a knock-out. I have spent countless hours perusing old issues of LIFE magazine with great pleasure. My only complaint with the set up is you are unable to select images or text from the issues, which is highly irritating when you find something that you’d love to have in hard copy. On the plus side, Google Books has a wide selection of Afro-American magazines, including JET, Black World/Negro Digest, The Crisis, and Ebony.
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History offers many great sources of digital history, and their “America On the Move” site is no exception. Focusing on the effect of transportation on American history, the site allows you to browse through their collections via theme, collection, or exhibition, and there are many ways to search for specific topics, timeframes, and regions. Seeking artifacts relating to rail transportation in the South Atlantic region of the US between 1945-1970? Look no further.