Migration to New Worlds, Module 2 trial access

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the second module of Migration to New Worlds until 31 August 2017.

The Migration to New Worlds resource is accessible via this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

Please send your feedback on this trial to Rachel Rowe, Smuts Librarian for South Asian and Commonwealth Studies, email: rmr29@cam.ac.uk.  Thank you

Module 1 of Migration to New Worlds was acquired by JISC Collections for the nation in 2015.  Module 2 is entitled “The Modern Era” and begins with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s and presents thousands of unique original sources focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century as migrants fled their homelands to escape global conflict.

This later chapter of the migration story 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.

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