Empire Studies offers a rich array of sources for the study of the British Empire.
The collection includes material on British colonial policy and government; perspectives on life in British colonies; the relationship between gender and empire; race; and class.
Sources include government and official records, personal papers and diaries, rare periodicals, and conference proceedings.
What collections are included in this module?
- Empire and Commonwealth: Archives of the Royal Commonwealth Society from Cambridge University Library
- Convict Transportation and the Metropolis: The Letterbooks and Papers of Duncan Campbell (1726-1803) from the State Library of New South Wales
- The Empire Writes Back: Part Two- Black and Asian visitors to Britain, 1734-1942
- African and Colonial Journals: Part Three- Colonial Enterprise, Review of the Mines, Manufacturers & Industries of Greater Britain, 1984-1899
- Sex and Gender: Manuscript Sources from the National Archives
- Australia: Colonial Life and Settlement: The Colonial Secretaryâ€™s Papers, 1788-1825, from the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales
- Empire and Colonial Administration: The Papers of Lachlan Macquarie (1762-1804) and Family from the State Library of New South Wales
- Plantation Life in the CaribbeanPart 1: Jamaica c.1765-1848: The Taylor and Vanneck-Arcedekne Papers from Cambridge University Library and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London
- British Empire
- Industry and empire
- Suffrage and womenâ€™s rights
- Policy and governance
- Colonial life
- Convict transportation
- Travel writing
- Government files
- Personal writings, diaries and journals
- Conference proceedings
- Rare books