On trial: Migration to New Worlds II: The Modern Era

The Library currently has trial access to Migration to New Worlds II: The Modern Era from Adam Matthew Digital. The Modern Era presents thousands of sources focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of American immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century.

You can access this online resource via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 14th May 2018.

Through the Library you already have access to Migration to New Worlds I: The Century of Immigration but The Modern Era presents a later chapter of the migration story. This is brought to life through organisational papers, providing detailed insight into the daily running of services for new immigrants (particularly in the United States); government correspondence and pamphlets encouraging immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada; oral histories, objects and accounts documenting key personal reflections on European migration experiences and correspondence, scrapbooks and journals outlining colonisation schemes in New Zealand and the United States.

Refugees from Europe, Jan 1956 – 25 Jul 1959, © Special Collections & University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago (screenshot from Migration to New Worlds)

Access Migration to New Worlds II: The Modern Era via e-resources trials.
Access available until 14th May 2018.
Feedback welcome.
Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

You can access all the digital primary source collections already available at the Library via the Primary Source databases list. Note that when you access the above trial it will also be cross-searching Migration to New Worlds I: The Century of Immigration that the Library already has access to.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology