Webography on the Colonial Wars of the long 19th Century

This webography provides a list of online primary sources, educational resources and online encyclopedias associated with some of the major conflicts during the relevant period. The most important wars included for this period are:

The most important wars for this period include:

  • Imperial Conquest of Africa (1880–1914)
  • Spanish–American War (1898)
  • Boer/South African War (1899–1902)
  • Philippine-American War (1899–1902)

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Institution: National Archives and Records Administration
Abstract:

Created by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), this website provides students, teachers and the general public with access to foundational documents of American history. Periods include major wars from the American Revolution to the Cold War and Beyond. Documents are arranged chronologically in a browseable form, and can be read as a digitized image of the original and as transcribed text.

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=milestone
Institution: British History Online
Abstract:

A digital library of printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, British History Online concentrates on the years between 1300 and 1800. Aimed at students, teachers, and researchers globally, it provides searchable, annotated, full-text digital versions of sources across the whole range of potential subjects, including women and war. The library also provides handy subject guides and aides for citation....

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Institution: British Pathé
Abstract:

A media company with a century-long history, British Pathé has made available a large archive of footage, such as newsreels, comprising some 85,000 films, as well as stills, all dating from the years between 1896 and 1976. Among other newsworthy subjects, the archive includes film of major events, historical figures, and related issues. The entire archive is available to view online for free via the British Pathé website and YouTube channel....

http://www.britishpathe.com
Institution: Vancouver Island University
Abstract:

The Canadian Letters and Images Project, supported by Vancouver Island University, the Canadian War Museum, and the Governor General of Canada, is an online archive featuring Canadians' war correspondence. Ranging from pre-1914 wars, including the American Civil War, it has individual collections on all major twentieth-century wars. Its emphasis is on the everyday and on the rank-and-file, as opposed to military or civilian leaders. Providing...

http://canadianletters.ca/
Institution: Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt am Main
Abstract:

The image archives of the German Colonial Society (DKG, 1887–1936) have been preserved as part of a project to microfilm and preserve vulnerable collections of the City and University Library of Frankfurt am Main: this online archive of some 70,000 items has been collected from those color and half-tone photographs microfilmed in the 1990s. This website has been created with the support of the library, as well as the Computing Center of the...

http://www.ub.bildarchiv-dkg.uni-frankfurt.de/
Institution: Ralph Anton
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A collection of picture postcards and photographs on several topics, including wars, colonies, municipalities, including explanations of notable events and people. The entire site is in German.

https://deutsche-schutzgebiete.de/wordpress/willkommen/
Institution: Richard Hacken
Abstract:

Hosted by the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University, EuroDocs represents a clearinghouse of links to sources hosted at other sites and by other institutions. Links connect to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. In addition, links direct users to videos, sound files, maps, photographs, databases, and other sources, which encompass a broad sweep of historical...

http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/
Institution: Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
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The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Increasingly, the volumes are available as downloadable ebooks. Foreign Relations volumes are ordered chronologically and thematically, and are full text searchable. They contain documents from presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, National...

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments
Institution: Library of Congress
Abstract:

Hosted by the World Digital Library and provided by the Library of Congress, this digitized version of Germany and Its Colonies includes more than 1,000 illustrations and depicts both European possessions (Alsace–Lorraine, conquered from France in 1870–71), and the overseas colonies it acquired after unification and lost after World War I: Togo, Cameroon, German South-West Africa (present-day Namibia), German East Africa (present-day...

https://www.wdl.org/en/item/2383/
Institution: National Archives
Abstract:

Presented by the United States National Archives, the Digital Vaults site offers the ability to access more than 1,200 photos, documents, films and other sources. Records include iconic pictures and important documents relating to, among other issues, the range of US military conflicts, as well as the roles of women in society. The collection is searchable, divided into various collections, and accessible through a visual interface that...

http://www.digitalvaults.org
Institution: Brown University Library for Digital Scholarship
Abstract:

This project, created by the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, offers users access to thousands of prints, drawings, and watercolors from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection. Concentrating on the period from the 17th century to World War II, it has a particular emphasis on illustrations of military uniforms and dress, as well as portraits, photographs, posters, and other materials. All are accessible both via a...

http://library.brown.edu/cds/askb/
Institution: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Abstract:

Created by the Smithsonian Institution, this online exhibit presents primary sources documenting Westerners' earliest travels in Africa, including maps, landscape drawings, sketches of plant life, descriptions of peoples and individuals, printed publications, and other materials. The project aims to document how Europeans filled in the interior spaces of the continent, which had hitherto been empty spaces on their maps. It provides users with...

http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/ArtofAfricanExploration/
Institution: Kipling, Rudyard
Abstract:

The White Man's Burden is a poem by the British Victorian poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling. While he originally wrote the poem to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, Kipling revised it in 1899 to exhort the American people to conquer and rule the Philippines. Conquest in the poem is not portrayed as a way for the white race to gain individual or national wealth or power. Instead, the speaker defines white imperialism...

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478/
Institution: National Archives
Abstract:

A project of—among others—the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Welcome Library, and the Women's Library, the UK Web Archive (UKWA) is designed as a resource for the public, teachers, students, researchers, and more. It aims to provide a record of UK based websites for preservation, a record that begins with 2004, when archiving began. The larger project is based at the National Library of Scotland, the National Library...

http://www.webarchive.org.uk/
Institution: University of South Florida Libraries
Abstract:

The University of South Florida Library's Special Collections Department has provided access to a digital library of various thematic collections of materials which are browsable and searchable according to several criteria. Of particular interest are collections of primary sources on the Spanish Civil War (1936–38), an archive of oral histories on the topic, and a collection of materials on the Holocaust, World War II, and genocide in...

http://digital.lib.usf.edu/#