Retrospective digitization project of full-text journal articles published in Africa. Journal articles hosted on the Archive extend back to the first issue (if available) and end with the last pre-current issue.
Searches content from a number of sources, including both partner content digitized by Google through their News Archive Partner Program and online archival materials that they've crawled.
Search results can include content that is freely accessible as well as content that requires a fee: be sure to check Journal Finder to see if the Thompson Library provides access to a source before paying a fee for it. Articles related to a single story within a given time period are grouped together to allow users to see a broad perspective on the topics they are searching. In addition to seeing results ranked by relevancy, users can also see a historical overview of the results by browsing an automatically generated timeline.
19th Century to Present: Which past years are covered, and what content is free, varies by each individual news source.
Guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world
Contains nearly a million collection descriptions contributed by thousands of libraries, museums, and archives. A combination of brief descriptions derived from catalog records in the RLG Union Catalog, and more detailed archival finding aids harvested from the Internet, including those that conform to the EAD (Encoded Archival Description) format standard.
Digital collection of documents issued by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices.
The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government c. 1820-1970 out of a need to preserve important papers generated by the Foreign & Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports & texts of treaties. All items marked "Confidential Print" were printed & circulated to leading officials in the Foreign Office, the Cabinet, & heads of British missions abroad. Covers the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent.
From coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, through the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa, to the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence, the documents in Confidential Print: Africa cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent.
Primary and secondary sources for slavery in the Americas, for teaching and research use.
Designed as a portal for slavery and abolition studies, brings together documents and collections covering the period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.
Data on thousands of slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866.
Contains records of nearly 35,000 separate slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866, gleaned from original documents and historical publications located in archives, libraries, and other institutions throughout the world. Data from these historical records were collected over many decades and will continue to be updated as new documents are discovered. Individuals will be able to contribute their own research to this collaborative resource. Each record in the Voyages Database offers information on a single slaving voyage; some of the details include the country of origin, the individual(s) who sponsored it, the voyage itself (its itinerary, dates of travel, and outcome), captains, numbers of slaves transported, and the sources providing this voyage information.
Books & eBooks
Books about African history can be found in the DT section of the library's main collection. Remember that you can get books from the Ann Arbor campus sent to Flint through the Get This program.