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CHOICE, July 2017

Summing Up: Highly recommended. Undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers.

[Visited Mar'17] An interactive time line—a particularly helpful feature for novice users—not only provides rich historical context but also links to pertinent documents. Under the Documents tab, users can find a Government Structure Chart section presenting British and Indian office holders (Mughal emperors, prime ministers, viceroys, etc.), with brief biographies and links to related documents. The browsing applications include various filtering capabilities such as document type and date. Advanced searching by keyword, document title, document reference, and date is also available. Additional features include links to external resources, four historical essays by prominent scholars, and an interactive data visualization tool that allows users to map and graph 13 commodities across 17 global markets from 1760 to 1834. Finally, My Archive and My Lightbox permit users to save documents and images for later reference. This immensely valuable resource will increase understanding of the British Empire's impact as well as enhance the study of world trade and economic history.

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R. P. Nash, University of Nebraska at Omaha
CHOICE, July 2017