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Empire Online

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Find primary source documents on colonial history, politics, and culture from 1492 to 2007, primarily about the British Empire, especially Africa, the Americas, Australia, Oceania, and South Asia.

About this resource:

Encompasses a range of diaries, maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, logs, letters, folk tales, government papers, photographs, and illustrations relating to colonizers and colonized people from 1492 to 2006. Focuses on the British Empire, especially Africa, the Americas, South Pacific, India, and Australia. Themes include religion, nationalism, race, class, cultural contacts, and imperialism.

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Licensed for use by on-site patrons and current Portland State University students, faculty, and staff.