Scottish Romanticism and the Jacobites

| By Clematis Delany | A king without a throne, a dashing young prince, and an army of exiles. These basic components of Jacobitism – with some misty lochs, rugged Highlanders, scheming Catholics and royal courts thrown in – lend themselves perfectly to high Romance and adventure. It is no surprise then, that the Stuarts … Read more

A Christmas Carol: Keynesian, Freudian, and Spiritualist Perspectives on a Holiday Classic

| By Gale Staff |

Most think of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) as the heartwarming story of how a coldhearted miser turns from his ruthless and greedy ways to a life of charity and joy, embracing love and egalitarianism as a reflection of the Christmas spirit. Some scholars, however, would argue that such a reading gets it wrong. The novella, which receives thorough treatment in the digital collections of Gale Literary Sources, has been the subject of unexpected interpretations by critics who seek to illuminate its author, contextualize its composition, and explicate its allegorical content.

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11 Primary Source Documents to Mark the Anniversary of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession

One hundred and five years ago today thousands of women and men gathered in Washington D.C. for the Woman Suffrage Procession–one day ahead of the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. The event was organized by an unrelenting hero of the suffrage movement, Alice Paul, who continued to fight for women’s rights her entire life going as far as being incarcerated for her civil disobedience and militant tactics.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Declassified: 9 Primary Source Documents

| By Gale Staff |

Documents in U.S. Declassified Documents Online cover a broad range of topics from Presidential memoranda to confidential National Security Council documents. These nine documents reveal government intelligence related to Martin Luther King Jr’s activity during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.

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9 Primary Source Documents to View on Equal Pay Day

| By Gale Staff |

Equal Pay Day raises awareness of the gender pay gap. The date April 4, 2017 represents how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.  Explore primary source documents from Gale’s Women’s Studies Archive to learn more about the gender pay gap throughout history.

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The Evolution of the Newspaper Industry

| By Kevin Kohls | While the newspaper industry is trying to adapt to a future where the physical newspaper is a thing of the past, Gale and The British Library are bringing the digital revolution to the 18th century. In an effort to preserve and expand access to the history of the newspaper industry, … Read more

Library Journal Reviews Gale’s Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Gale Staff | Containing over 3,000 titles from the original 48 states and issues from 15 foreign countries, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital collection in the United States. Featuring tens of thousands of issues, with publications that range from two to as many as 50 … Read more

Two Impressive Reviews for Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

| By Gale Staff | One of the first digital archives on far-right and left political groups, Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century explores the development, actions, and ideologies behind extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century. Containing over 600,000 pages of content such as campaign materials, propaganda, government records, and various ephemera, … Read more

ccAdvisor Reviews Eighteenth Century Collections Online

| By Gale Staff | Containing over 180,000 titles and 32 million pages, Eighteenth Century Collections Online is the largest and most comprehensive online historical archive of its kind and an essential resource for advanced study of the eighteenth century. The collection contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the … Read more

Library Journal & Booklist call the International Herald Tribune Historical Archive “Valuable”

Sold in over 160 countries and read worldwide, the International Herald Tribune is one of the most innovative and original newspapers, famous for its objective and clear coverage. Bringing an international perspective, it provides a valuable counterpoint to the Anglo-American press, adding a new dimension to research. An online, fully searchable facsimile, the International Herald Tribune … Read more