11 October 2013

Trial e-Resource - The Making of the Modern World

We are delighted to offer free trial access to The Making of the Modern World database, until 7 November 2013.

This unique resource contains a wide-ranging collection of primary source documents and books that are essential to the understanding of the social, political and economic development of the western world, from the mid-15th to the early 20th century.

The Making of the Modern World is composed of two chronological parts which can be searched as one: 
  • The Making of the Modern World: Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 
 - supports research into the dynamics of Western trade and wealth that shaped the world during this period, and offers new ways of understanding the Industrial Revolution and the development of modern capitalism; slavery, colonization, the Atlantic world, social history, gender, etc. In many ways, MMO Part I is an extension and expansion of Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
  • The Making of the Modern World, Part II 1851-1914
 - traces the progress of  the 19th century nations' rapidly changing economies through an extensive collection of monographs, political pamphlets and broadsides, government publications, ephemera, proclamations, correspondence, etc.

A range of topics is covered - from 19th century banking history and economic systems to social reform, debates over currency format, theories of valuation and the emerging issue of foreign exchange rates. Special collections on banking, finance, technology, transportation and manufacturing, and the birth of the modern corporation, are also included.

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