This unique and authoritative collection of America’s most popular entertainment form opens a door on U.S. culture that has been closed until now due to the challenge of access. The wide-ranging materials in Nineteenth-Century American Drama will shed light on areas of study generally supported to this point only by imprints and newspapers: daily life in the United States; politics, both local and national; culture in all of its forms; and the shifting and evolving tastes of Americans from across the country. This collection includes a wide variety of works such as historical plays, melodramas, political satires, minstrel shows, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, parlor entertainments, adaptations of novels, and many others.
This database contains radio broadcasts, periodicals, newspapers, and government documents from around the world. Researchers can trace the roots of the Korean and Vietnam wars and find new insight into pivotal moments of the wars themselves.
Beginning in the 1940s, the world watched as African Americans demanded the rights due to them but for so long denied. An era of demonstrations, protests, marches, police brutality, assassinations, and race riots unfolded. Laws on civil rights, voting rights, and housing were passed. This was an era that changed the nation. This database contains thousands of news articles, radio transcripts, and television transcripts from around the world.
Apartheid was the system of laws used to separate whites from blacks, Indians, and mixed-race people in South Africa. It lasted from the 1940s until the early 1990s. It regulated where non-whites could live, if they could travel, who they could speak to, and many other aspects of daily life. This database contains news reports about apartheid from South Africa and from around the world. The reports include transcripts of radio and television broadcasts as well as articles from newspapers.
An archive of 20th Century news from around the world. Global views on United States foreign and domestic policy after World War II. Covers the Cold War, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the Soviet Union, and more.
From the beginning of World War II through the end of the twentieth century, the mass movement of peoples caused problems for governments around the world. Responses to legal immigration, illegal immigration, and refugee crises varied greatly, often depending on a country’s proximity to the crisis. These problems and responses helped shape the world we live in.
This database contains news reports, television transcripts, and radio transcripts from around the world. The collection allows researchers to trace not only the development and spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons, but also regional reactions, treaties and agreements, and efforts to limit nuclear proliferation.
For decades the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Pravda, was widely read both within the Soviet states and by foreign diplomats, politicians, and intelligence agencies. Pravda has long been considered a bellwether of Soviet thought. This database includes both the perspective of the Communist Party during the Soviet era and that of Russia’s conservative-nationalist opposition in articles published after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Xinhua, or New China News Agency, has, with more than 170 foreign and 31 domestic bureaus, a broad reach in China and around the world. As the official organ of China’s Communist Party these reports offer a view of the country’s perspective on international issues and events and provide insight on the role of Communist mass media in Chinese culture, the Cold War, and 20th-century world history. Xinhua helped drive support for China’s economic reforms and helped propagate the “war of words” between the United States and China. This collection covers many topical categories such as the leaderships of China, the Soviet Union and Russia, the United States, and other countries in addition to reports on China’s foreign and domestic affairs.
The Routledge Performance Archive provides exclusive access to an unprecedented and continually expanding range of streamed video and audio footage from performance practitioners past and present paired with relevant critical commentary delivered directly to the classroom, rehearsal hall, library and desktop or digital device.
Though the Cold War ended in 1991, many of its key issues – weapons of mass destruction, espionage, proxy wars and their aftereffects – continue to echo in international events and popular culture in the 21st century. This database gives researchers the unique opportunity to explore some of the same primary sources used by the U.S. officials in responding to foreign adversaries.
From politics to human rights to environmental issues, protests and reform movements have shaped modern global society. A protest that marked a turning point in one country, however, may have had entirely different consequences for another. This collection brings diverse global reactions to major 20th-century social movements together into a single fully searchable resource and offers researchers in a variety of disciplines valuable insight into the protests and reforms that changed the course of world history. This database of primary source material allows researchers to track the contemporary history of protest movements and political reforms from around the world.