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British Social Policy, 1601-1948


Chronological outline of developments in British social policy.

C 18 - L: Resources for 18th-century studies across the disciplines

Online forum concerned with history from 1660 to 1830.

1911 Census

Online version of Britain’s 1911 census.

Diary of a Boer War Veteran 

Diary of John William Milne of the Gordon Highlanders. 

Eighteenth-Century Resources Page, Rutgers University

Links page to web resources on the eighteenth century.

Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System

Online database of British census reports, including birth, marriage and death rates.

History in Focus

Institute of Historical Research site for special issue journals on specific topics ranging from “Welfare” to “Empire.”

India and its Neighbors

Online narrative site that studies the history and culture of the subcontinent.

Legacies of British Slave-ownership

Database of British slave-owners in the Caribbean. 

Liberalism, Socialism and the Progressive Alliance in Britain, c. 1880-1914

Online bibliography of primary and secondary sources for late Victorian and Edwardian politics.

Making Britain: Discover how South Asians shaped the nation, 1870-1950

Project examines the influence of South Asians on Britain’s literary, political and cultural life.

Multitext Project in Irish History

University College Cork site providing text and pictures for the study of Irish history.

Slavery, Emancipation, and Abolition Resource Page

Online encyclopedia and resource page for study of slavery, abolition and emancipation.

Strait Through: Magellan to Cook & the Pacific

Guide to explorers of the early modern period. 

The Story of Workhouses

Resource site for study of workhouses and Poor Law.

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Online narrative and resource site for study of slave trade.

Urbanization in Britain: 1780-1914

Online tutorial for students.

Victorian Literary Studies Archive

Links page for bibliographies and online sources in Victorian Studies.

Victorian Women Writers Project

Indiana University’s digital collection of poems, novels, and pamphlets written by Victorian women.

W.T. Stead Resource Site

Online collection of famous journalist.

Women in Scottish History

Online finding aid and resource site for the history of women in Scotland.

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier

Blog featuring transcripts of letters by a First World War British soldier.

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