Monday, 6 March 2017

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History: trial now available


Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History is on trial until Friday 31 March.

This resource brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. The sources cover a variety of topics including art; the British Empire; customs; exploration; family life; language; monuments; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science and war.
 
Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History consists of a variety of forms of travel writing including:
  • unique manuscripts
  • diaries and correspondence
  • drawings
  • guidebooks
  • photographs

The resource includes a slideshow with hundreds of items of visual material, including postcards, sketches and photographs. A broad time period is covered and places visited include USA and Canada; China, Japan and the Philippines; Europe (very well documented); Russia; Africa; and Australia.

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History can be accessed from the database trials page.

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