Gale Digital Collections program adds historical collections

6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Gale today announced the availability of several new collections in the Gale Digital Collections program - State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, Part 1: Domestic, Military, Naval and the Registers of the Privy Council; The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970; and the final installment in the Slavery and Anti-Slavery series – Part IV: The Age of Emancipation.

The new collections, targeted to academic, special and public libraries, are currently available for purchase and trial and include:

·      State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part 1: Domestic, Military, Naval and the Registers of the Privy Council – This collection initiates the final section of the State Papersseries from the National Archives, Kew, UK. Part 1 offers historians access to 300,000 folios of rare British government manuscript documents from the reigns of King George I, King George II and part of the reign of King George III.

·      The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 – This new archive is a collection of books of historical codes and statutes, the "primary sources" of legal research. The individual codes and commentaries in this installment are based on the holdings of the great law library collections of Harvard, Yale and George Washington University.

·      Slavery and Anti-Slavery Part IV: The Age of Emancipation - The fourth installment in the Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive series begins in 1788 with Lord Dunmore's offer of emancipation and ends in 1896 with Plessy v. Ferguson. It includes a range of rare documents related to emancipation in the United States, as well as Latin America, the Caribbean, and other areas of the world. 

For more information on these archives or other Gale Digital Collections resources, visit


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