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History, Africa

  • Aluka
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    A digital library containing scholarly resources from and about Africa. The USC Libraries is among the contributors of materials in this database from one of our archival collections relating to the former Portuguese colonies of Mozambique and Angola.
  • Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980
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    Apartheid South Africa provides comprehensive coverage of the British files on the apartheid Governments of South Africa from 1948 onward. These formerly restricted documents, sourced from The National Archives, UK, provide unprecedented levels of detail, with in-depth analysis of events, international reaction and policy dilemmas, accompanied by numerous first-hand accounts and reports.
  • Biblical Archaeology Society
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    This site provides an full-text online archive of past issues of the journal Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 to present), Bible Review (1985 to 2005 complete) and Archaeology Odyssey (1998 to 2006 complete), Special Collections assembles articles from BAR on each of several topics (e.g., Dead Sea Scrolls, Temple Mount). Clicking on the BAS icon in the upper right brings up news, online-only features, and several e-books published by the Society.
  • Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
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    This resource contains papers issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. These are the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices and include single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports, and texts of treaties. The documents in Confidential Print: Africa cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
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    Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. This database provides indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 and access to the full text of more than 349 journals and more than 120 books.
  • University on the Square: Documenting Egypt's 21st Century Revolution
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    This digital collection features oral histories, photographs, video recordings, and visual art that document the January 25, 2011 Revolution. It preserves the history of the 18 Days in Egypt and beyond by collecting content from activists, participants, and observers from the American University in Cairo as well as members of the larger Egyptian and global communities."From the American University in Cairo Library.