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Covers the diverse history of Caribbean islands over a span of nearly 400 years. Offering more than 1,200 books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera, its geographical focus is all of the islands of the Caribbean Sea, widely referred to as the West Indies, and nearby islands technically not part of the Caribbean chain. Also included are rare works that cover both Caribbean islands and neighboring areas such as Florida, Mexico and Brazil. In addition, due to the nature of the Atlantic slave trade, some works also cover Africa, especially the West African coastal nations that played a key role in the transportation of the enslaved to the New World.
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Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society, Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 is a large collection of online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region. It provides a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This resource is valuable in researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.
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Theatre, Performing Arts, Music. Essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000 in the US and UK. Select titles include Variety, Billboard, Broadcasting,The Stage, Rave, and The Beat.
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Engineering and Business. This site has current publications from Momentum Press and Business Expert Press (BEP). Momentum Press provides information and knowledge on today’s advancements in science, engineering and applied technology. Its aim is to reach practitioners, researchers, educational faculty, and students in engineering, science, and industry. The company publishes original scientific and engineering content, with a focus on the North American, English language market. BEP provides reliable, concise information and guidance from experts across the field of business. Their books combine and summarize information from lengthier scholarly works to help students improve their understanding of theories and gain more in-depth knowledge of a particular topic.
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Film. Collection includes more than 400 of the most important films produced from the early 20th century to today from preeminent independent distributors such as Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, Pragda, and Oscilloscope. Documentary films support disciplines, such as cultural history, psychology, gender studies, anthropology, African- American studies, and more.
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Includes the complete 17-volume German edition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke (DBW) and the English edition of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series (DBWE); an international selection of English-language editions of key authors such as Pope Benedict XVI, Hans Urs von Baltasar, Leonardo Boff, Sergius Bulgakov, Rudolf Bultmann, Helder Camara, James Cone, Mary Daly, Ivone Gebara, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Bernard Lonergan, Henri de Lubac, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Jon Sobrino, Dorothee Sölle, Ernst Troeltsch, and John Howard Yoder; and a selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr. Upon completion, it will include 150,000 pages of printed works and primary sources.
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Focuses on modern Islamic theology and tradition and details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices. t includes an international selection of English-language editions of key thinkers such as Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm, Khaled Abou el Fadl, Fethullah Gülen, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Said Nursî, Abdolkarim Soroush, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, and Amina Wadud; writings in Arabic by Muhammad Abduh, Hassan al-Banna, Rashid Rida, and in French by Abdou Filali-Ansary, and a selection of more contextual monographs. Upon completion, it will include 100,000 pages of printed works and primary sources.
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