This afternoon I was talking to junior honours History students as part of their dissertation induction training. The session was about finding primary and secondary sources for their dissertation research.
One of the electronic resources I highlighted was British Records on the Atlantic World. This is a brand new resource which the Library subscribed to over the summer. It brings together digitised collections of records relating to Britain’s relationship with Africa and America from 1700 to 1900. The collections include:
- Records relating to the slave trade held at Liverpool Record Office;
- Records relating to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel;
- Papers of the Bolton Whitman Fellowship (which had correspondence with Walt Whitman, the father of American poetry); and
- Papers of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies (the Darien Scheme).
British Records on the Atlantic World is only one of a number of primary…
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