The Editor's Choice

Welcome to the blog of the editorial team at Adam Matthew Digital. Here we will bring you snippets from the fascinating collections we have the privilege of handling on a daily basis, as well as posts about our travels to various archives and conferences across the world.

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“You already know enough. So do I. It is not knowledge we lack.”
10 June 2015
…”What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and to draw conclusions.” – Sven Lindqvist, Exterminate all the Brutes.The twentieth century will be forever scarred by a succession of wars, revolutions and unprecedented violence, in which empires fell and totalitarian regimes rose. This conflict conjuncture is often cited as the watershed moment for those attempting to define and source the origins of European-specific violence. But surely we should look further back still?
Eleanor Roosevelt's Universal Rights
04 June 2015

In the year that we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, and the UK government questions Britain’s part in the European Convention on Human Rights, it is a poignant time to reflect on the formation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Central to this was Eleanor Roosevelt who was already heavily involved in social justice and human rights by the time she became First Lady in the White House in 1933.

African American Philanthropy in the Twin Cities: The Saint Paul Urban League
02 June 2015

In April 2015, I and another member of the Adam Matthew team embarked on a three-week trip to the Midwest of the United States. Our first stop was the ‘Flour Milling Capital of the World’ – Minneapolis and its twin city, Saint Paul.

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