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Images of the American Civil War

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera presents 50,000 contemporaneous photographs, including nearly 30,000 wartime recruiting posters, envelopes, and ephemera. These dramatic images present a historical account of the war--and a view of nineteenth-century America more broadly--from social, military, and political perspectives.


Images of America

Alexander Street and Arcadia Publishing have partnered to create Images of America. Through more than a million historical images and texts, covering thousands of towns and cultural groups in all 50 states, the collection tells the story of the places and people that have made America. With thousands of Arcadia volumes together, indexed, and searchable for the first time, Images of America is more than a collection of books--it's a new and powerful research tool.


Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines

Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines is the definitive online Civil War media resource. The database contains 65,000 pages drawn from 49 periodicals, including 15 campaign newspapers, most of them illustrated--3,720 issues published from 1860 to 1865. Originally printed in 16 different cities, many of the publications are now rare and hard to find, with an item sometimes extant only in a single archive.

Health and Society in Video

Health and Society in Video is a unique online collection of streaming documentaries focusing on health issues and their impact on society and policy, for studies in sociology, culture, ethics, government, public policy, and other disciplines. It covers a vast array of topics such as pediatric AIDS, breast cancer, the Obama administration's healthcare plan, addiction, hospice care, Alzheimer's disease, organ donation, malnutrition, access to healthcare, and other issues.

Gilded Age

Immigration and migration, racism and civil rights, labor and industry, women and universal suffrage, American Indians, and the environment are just a few of the issues that came to the fore during the Gilded Age. With this collection, Alexander Street Press brings 40,000 pages of texts, photographs, songs, and primary materials together with 5,000 pages of reference and secondary materials. The result is a highly visual, annotated record of this critical--yet sometimes understudied--period in American history.


Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. Since its first publication in 1997, The Garland Encyclopedia has been the preeminent reference work for research in this area and a favorite of libraries everywhere.


Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II

, This second volume of the award-winning Ethnographic Video Online collection expands Alexander Street's anthropology offerings by adding 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings, and previously unpublished footage from renowned anthropological archives such as the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), as well as independent producers and distributors.


Ethnographic Video Online

A comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior and the largest, most affordable streaming video collection of its kind, Ethnographic Video Online will contain more than 750 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.


Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901

, Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 17881901 provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, we are able to hear the voices of the time and understand the experiences of those who took the great challenge in new lands.


Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Painstakingly assembled from hundreds of primary sources, this project documents the relationships among peoples from 1534 to 1850. The collection presents the perspectives of traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, officials, and others. It includes works by American Indians, Canadian First Peoples, and many European groups, capturing first impressions, hundreds of years of observations of flora and fauna, descriptions of encounters with indigenous peoples, and new language elements as they evolved.