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    Internet Library of Early Journals

    Key Facts About This Resource

    Fields Class, Crime and Punishment, Economics, Gender and Sexuality, Legal, Political, Religion
    Geographic Focus Great Britain and Ireland
    Chronology 1700s, 1800s
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    • Jonathan

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    This was an early digitization project that sought to create an online library of 18th and 19th century British journals and magazines from collections housed at Oxford, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester Universities. The project ended in 1999, so the quality of digitization is limited in part because of the age of the project. 

    The goal sought to provide twenty year runs of six popular 18th and 19th century British journals. For the 18th century, the project has the following resources: Gentlemen's Magazine, The Annual Register, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. For the 19th Century: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Notes and Enquiries, and The Builder

    What to Know:

    • The limited scope means that the utility of the project is also restricted. 
    • The search function works, but it is not advanced. 
    • Technology has changed rapidly since 1999, so the quality of the digitization is not fantastic. 

    About Jonathan

    I am currently an Adjunct Professor of History at Lynchburg College in Virginia. I received my PhD in Modern British History from Florida State University in 2016. My research explores the way in which competing definitions of masculinity influenced army reform in the mid-nineteenth century. Civilians called for moral reforms; however, they were constantly hampered by politician and military officials' financial concerns. This work offers a number of interventions in the current historiography by exploring issues of corporal punishment, soldiers' sexuality, military suicide, and soldiers' families. 

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