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16 December 2010
We are currently hard at work redeveloping our popular Empire Online resource, and I have the good fortune of being the Project Editor for updating this fascinating digital collection.Empire Online has proved to be one of our most popular projects since its initial release in 2003, so we felt it deserved a modern facelift worthy of its excellent content. ...
16 December 2010
The conviction this month in The Hague of Thomas Lubanga, a Congolese warlord, for forcing children to fight in his army in the early 2000s is merely the latest in a long line of cases of abuse of this kind that have blighted what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The civil wars which began in 1996 bled out ...
16 December 2010
Britain in the nineteenth century was a country of emigration. The British Empire covered a quarter of the globe, and the British people went forth in their thousands to settle in its most promising regions. Australia, Canada and New Zealand owe their current form to the British enthusiasm for improving one’s lot overseas: as, of course, does the United ...
16 December 2010
In the latest addition to our Eighteenth Century Journals portal – Eighteenth Century Journals V – we have included the full run of the Lady’s Magazine, a periodical that ran for sixty-two years from 1770 to 1832 when it merged with its rival, The Ladies Museum. The Lady’s Magazine was issued monthly and is significant for its longevity in ...
16 December 2010
Last week saw the release of Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange, a large multi-library resource which explores the history of fifteen major commodities that changed the world. I have worked on the resource as Project Editor for many months now and it has been a truly exciting project to manage. The additional features, which complement the primary ...
16 December 2010
I had the pleasure of recently working on the re-launch of one of our most popular resources, Empire Online, which was published last month.The resource has been upgraded to meet the specifications of our latest resources, including full-text searchability and registered user functions such as 'My Archive'. User experience of Empire Online has also been enhanced through ...
16 December 2010
With the release of our newest resource, Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema – the fourth instalment in the successful Victorian Popular Culture series – I would like to draw attention to, in my opinion, its most visually impressive feature: the online virtual exhibition, Optical Delights.Standing in the Bill Douglas Centre’s public museum, surrounded on all sides ...
16 December 2010
Towards the end of 2010, Adam Matthew Digital released ‘Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment’, the third section of Victorian Popular Culture. Included in this resource is a curious item from the British Library entitled ‘Playbills, notices and press-cuttings dealing with private theatrical performances, dating from 1750 to 1808’. This fascinating collection of printed ephemera has been described by ...
16 December 2010

We are currently hard at work on our forthcoming resource Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest, due for publication in Autumn 2011. The period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society. There was the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, ...

16 December 2010
Our editorial team here at Adam Matthew are currently busy at work with the upcoming digital project The First World War: Personal Experiences which is due to be released later this year. I am delighted to be part of the team for this project as the First World War has been a pet interest of mine for a long time, ...
16 December 2010

As part our our forthcoming resource The First World War: Personal Experiences, we are introducing a thought-provoking new digital feature, the ‘Memory Wall’, which encourages users to interact with documents in the resource through a visual montage of objects, photographs and images of the war. By clicking on some of the arresting visual items in the Memory Wall, users ...

22 November 2010
Discovery Packages® are completely customizable by your institution and special pricing plans can be created for multiple purchases of all sizes. For a tailored quote please let us know which titles you would like to consider for the package and we will supply information on the available purchase options immediately....
22 November 2010
Berea College, Kentucky, was founded in 1855 as the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea's commitment to interracial education was overturned in 1904 by the Kentucky Legislature's passage of the Day Law, which prohibited education of black and white students together. When the US Supreme Court upheld the Day Law, Berea set aside funds to ...
22 November 2010
Choice magazine, America’s leading academic review journal has awarded Everyday Life Women in America, c1800-1920 an 'Outstanding Academic Title' review.Described as “Highly Recommended”, Everyday Life was one of 50 electronic resources and 629 books ranked among the “best of the best” from an original list of 7,190 titles reviewed by Choice editorial staff during the year....
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