Database Trial: Eighteenth Century Journals Portal

ECJPEighteenth Century Journals Portal brings together rare journals and newspapers printed between c.1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years.

Material used in the collection comes from the British Library; Bodleian Library, Oxford; Cambridge University Library; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; and other major institutions. The Portal consists of five standalone sections, each of which will support research and study on multiple subjects and themes from the period, including:

  • Class and Social Structure
  • Current Affairs: Domestic and Foreign
  • Colonialism and Empire
  • Drama, Theatre and Music
  • Economics and the Industrial Revolution
  • The Enlightenment, Science and Discovery
  • Fashion, Taste and Consumption
  • The French and American Revolutions
  • Poetry and Literature
  • Politics and Radicalism
  • Religion
  • Slavery and the Anti-Slavery Movement

For more detailed information on Eighteenth Century Journals Portal, see the online guide at Adam Matthew Digital.

The trial runs through October 15, 2014.

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