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British History


19th Century in Primary Sources

This is a guide to researching British History at Boston College.

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    19th Map of the British Empire

    John Bartholomew, British Empire Throughout the World Exhibited in One View, 26 x 49 cm (A. Fullarton & Co., 1850s), Library of Congress.

    Broad Digital Collections

    Digital Collections

    Sources: Ephemera and Material Culture

    Sources: Government Documents

    Sources: Maps

    For more maps, visit BC Libraries' Historical Maps page.

    Sources: Magazines and Periodicals

    Sources: Newspapers and Periodicals

    For historical newspapers and television, visit BC Libraries' Historical News page.

    Sources: Personal Papers and Oral Histories

    Topics: Colonialism and Imperialism

    Topics: Fashion

    Topics: Social Movements

    For Additional Help

    For additional recommendations, contact your History Liaison, Erin, at or schedule an appointment.