Empire Online available

Empire Online, a powerful and interactive collection of primary source documents, sourced from leading archives around the world. This project has been developed to encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires; from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism.
The main document types in the resource are:
Exploration journals and logs
Letter books and correspondence
Periodicals
Official Government Papers
Missionary Papers
Travel Writing
Slave Papers
Memoirs
Fiction
Children’s Adventure Stories
Traditional; folk tales
Exhibition catalogues and guides
Maps
Marketing posters