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General Resources
Charles Booth Online Archive: Charles Booth and the survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903)  ("a searchable resource giving access to archive material from the Booth collections of the British Library of Political and Economic Science (the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science) and the University of London Library") (London School of Economics and Science)
British Periodicals at Minnesota: The Early Nineteenth Century ("The following handlist reports many periodicals that began publication in Great Britain between 1801 and 1850, and also some that began their careers in the eighteenth century or earlier and continued to publish after 1800") (Michael Hancher, U. Minnesota)
Library History Database: The British Isles to 1850 (includes statistical information arranged by topic and region, data on, currently, 27,000 libraries across Britain, plus links, and more) (Robin Alston, U. College, London)
Queen Victoria's Empire (virtual exhibits, including sections on colonial policies in India and Africa) (Public Broadcasting Service)
Romantic Natural History, 1750-1850 ("designed to survey and organize texts, images, and scholarship that link romanticism and natural history in the century before Darwin") (under construction) (Ashton Nichols, with Jennifer Lindbeck / Dickinson C.)
RSVP: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (society info, links) (
Social Policy Pamphlets  (catalog of pamphlets, with many digitized and available in e-text form, in a collection focused on the 19th- and early 20th-Centuries) (London School of Economics & Political Science)
Transport Pamphlets (catalog of pamphlets, with most digitized and available in e-text form, in a collection focused on the 19th- and early 20th-Centuries) (London School of Economics & Political Science)
The Victorian Dictionary (a guide to the social history of Victorian London) (Lee Jackson)
Victorian Web
Victorian Economics: An Overview (links and articles arranged by topic, within the Victoria web site) (Brown U.)
Victorian Political History: An Overview (categories of links include: Timelines; Corn Laws; Reform Acts; Women's Suffrage; Prime Ministers; Other Figures; Miscellaneous; The British Empire and International Relations; Economic History; Related Topics; and Pre-Nineteenth History) (The Victorian Web)
Religion in Victorian Britain (articles arranged by topic, with links; part of the Victorian Web) (brown U. and National U. of Singapore)
Victorian Science: An Overview (articles and links arranged by topic; part of the Victorian Web site) (John van Wyhe, National U. of Singapore and Cambridge U.)
Victorian Social History: An Overview (categories of links include: Public Health; Conditions of Life and Labor; Race, Class, and Gender Issues; Education; London; Miscellaneous; and Economic History) (The Victorian Web, Brown U.)
Victorian Technology: An Overview (part of the Victorian Web; articles and links arranged by topic, including the Industrial Revolution, factories, railway systems, and more) (George Landow, Brown U.)
Victorian Database Online (by-subscription database of records for books, articles, and dissertation abstracts published from 1945 to 1999 on topics relating to the 'long' Victorian age, 1830-1914; cross-disciplinary)
The First Anglo-Afghan War (article on causes, followed by articles on battles) (Alex's Military History)
Founders of the Arts and Crafts Movement (anthology of primary sources, taken from W. Morris, W. Crane, O. Wilde and other key players in the Arts and Crafts movement, along with links) (J.R. Burrows and Company, Rockland, MA)
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Colonialism
Colonial Africa
The Anglo Boer War Museum (includes chronology, photos, and more) (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
The Anglo-Zulu War (articles and images on the conflict, as well as on Zulu culture) (Ian Knight)
The Earl of Cromer Why Britain Acquired Egypt in 1882 (1908) (e-text, within Fordham U.'s Internet Modern History Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
British Imperialism in Nigeria: Colonial Rule in Western Niger Delta (documents) (Urhobo Historical SOciety)
Queen Victoria's Empire: The Scramble for Africa (virtual exhibit within the companion site to PBS's Empires series) (Public Broadcasting Service)
Colonial India
The First Anglo-Afghan War (article on causes, followed by articles on battles) (Alex's Military History)
Manas: Primary Documents for the Study of Indian HIstory, 1890-2000 (bibliiographies, arranged by topic) (Vinay Lal, U. California, Los Angeles)
Sudheer Birodkar Hindu History: The British Come to Rule India and the Return of Indian Sovereignty (historical overview, including images)
British Voices in South Asia (virtual exhibit on colonial India, including articles and images, arranged by topic) (Rosan Augusta Jordan and Frank de Caro, Louisiana State U.)
Edmund Burke "Speech in Commons on India, 1783" (within the Internet Modern History Sourcebook at Fordham U.) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
Robert Clive "Speech in Commons on India, 1772" (within the Internet Modern History Sourcebook at Fordham U.) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
Colonial India (extensive set of links, arranged by topic) (U. California, Berkeley)
Digital Colonial Documents (multi-institutional project aimed at virtual archive of colonial documents; site still under construction, but numerous items online) (La Trobe U.)
Colonial India, Gandhi, and Eventual Independence (overview, links to texts and images; part of the Postcolonial Literary Dialogues web site at Western Michigan U.) (Josh Zuiderveen)
John Hobson "Imperialism" (1902) (economics article, within the Internet Modern History Sourcebook at Fordham U.) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "On Empire and Education" (selections) (Internet Modern History Sourcebook at Fordham U. / Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
George Macauley Minute on Indian Education (1835) 
Robert Clive "The Battle of Plassey, 1757" (within the Internet Modern History Sourcebook at Fordham U.) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
Queen Victoria's Empire: Passage to India (virtual exhibit within PBS's Empires series companion site) (Public Broadcasting Service)
Digital South Asia Library: Statistics (statistics for British colonial India) (U. Chicago)
Trading Places: The East India Company & Asia, 1600-1834 (virtual exhibit) (the British Libray, London)
Victorian and Pre-Victorian Colonial India: An Overview (articles, primary sources, including literature) (Victorian Web)
Queen Victoria's Empire (virtual exhibits, including sections on colonial policies in India and Africa) (Public Broadcasting Service)
The Crimean War 1854-56 (historical overview, plus articles on battles) (Alex's Military History)
Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle (Peter Galbavy)
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Disraeli and Gladstone
Benjamin Disraeli Page  (The Victorian Web)
Disraeli and the Purchase of The Suez Canal (a multimedia story; Brett Huffman)
The Disraeli Project ("The Disraeli Project is a Research Unit of Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, engaged in producing a scholarly edition of the correspondence of Benjamin Disraeli") (Queen's U., Canada)
Benjamin Disraeli Chronology (Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Nagoya U., Japan)
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Industrialism and Working Conditions
The Crystal Palace, or The Great Exhibition of 1851: An Overview (Vitcorian Web) (George Landow, Brown U.)
The Life of the Industrial Worker in 19th-Century England (material from a 1930 history textbook) (Laura Del Col, West Virginia U.)
Jonathan F. Scott and Alexander Baltzly, The Life of the Industrial Worker in 19th-Century England (excerpts from 1830 textbook titled Readings in European History Since 1814) (Laura Del Col)
Arnold Toynbee, Lectures on The Industrial Revolution in England (1884) (three lectures by Toynbee)
Peter Higginbotham The Workhouse (history of the workhouse across Britain, Poor Laws, and related topics, 1601-1930; includes images, transcriptions, articles, and more)
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Intellectuals
Jeremy Bentham
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) (brief excerpts) (Robert Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon U.)
Bentham Newsletter 
Bentham on Economics (Bristol Resources for the History of Economics)
The Bentham Project (Jonathan Harris, University College London)
Bentham's Panopticon (Tom Formaro)
The British Utilitarians (Robert Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon U.)
Jeremy Bentham on the Net (online video camera aimed at body of Bentham on view at University College London; "the creator of the Panopticon is himself on view to millions of Internet users around the world. The tables have been turned")
Offences Against One's Self: Paederasty (ed. Louis Crompton) (Columbia U.)
Principles of Morals and Legislation (Chaps. 1-4) (1781) (James Fieser, U. Tenessee at Martin)
Thomas Carlyle
General Resources
Thomas Carlyle page (Victorian Web)
Thomas Carlyle (works, biographies, and criticism) (Transcendentalists web site)
Criticism
Carlyle and the Search for Authority (Chris R. Vanden Bossche, U. Notre Dame)
Emerson and Thomas Carlyle (Bryan Hileman, Virginia Commonwealth U.)
Online Literary Criticism Collection (Internet Public Library)
Thomas Carlyle ľA Fundamentalist Thinker (Ionna Zura, U. Bucharest)
Writings
Latter-Day Pamphlets (Project Gutenberg)
"Characteristics" (Project Gutenberg)
History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great (Project Gutenberg)
Life of John Sterling (Project Gutenberg)
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Project Gutenberg)
The French Revolution (Project Gutenberg)
The French Revolution (Classic Reader)
Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh (Project Gutenberg)
"September in Paris" (excerpt from The French Revolution, Part III: Bk. I: Ch. 4) (Alan Liu, U. California, Santa Barbara)
Learned Societies and Scholars
The Roxburghe Club Collection (historical overview of the history of the Roxburghe Club, with details on collection in the U. Iowa Libraries) (Valerie Lagorio, U. Iowa)
Photographs of the Roxburghe Club, 1892 (overview essay and photos) (U. Iowa Libraries)
Skeat, Reverend Walter William (1835-1912)  (brief biographical overview, with exhaustive list of works and projects) (King's College, London)
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834 (a "fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court") (Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker; U. Sheffield, and U. Hertfordshire)
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The Opium Wars
Digital China: The Opium War (overview, links to primary sources and other sites) (Harvard Law School)
China: The First Opium War (overview, image, and prmary document) (Joseph V. O'Brien, John Jay C. of Criminal Justice, NY)
Windows on Asia: History of Hong Kong (overview of cession of Hong Kong to Britain due to Chinese military defeat) (Michigan State U.)
Richard Hooker (Washington State U.) The Opium Wars (overview article, within the World Civilizations pages devoted to Chinese history)
Sigrid Schmalzer (U. California, San Diego) Review of Arthur Waley, The Opium War through Chinese Eyes (1958) 
Penny Magazine Online (etexts of 1830's UK publication aimed at the "working classes") (U. Rochester)
John van Wyhe (Cambridge U.) The History of Phrenology on the Web (articles, images, bibliography, and more)
Heather Palmer, "Queen Victoria's Not So 'Victorian' Writings About Pregnancy, Children, Marriage and Men" (Victoriana.com)
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Reform, Radicalism and Social Unrest
The British Abolition Movement: Homepage pages on history, literature, art, and bibliography) (Mark Aronowitz & Kevin Heald, Miami U., Ohio)
Chartism: The People's Petition, 1838 (within Fordham U.'s Modern History Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
William Cobbett
Kevin Gilmartin (California Institute of Technology), "William Cobbett and the Politics of System" (1996) (part of Ch. 5 of Gilmartin's Print Politics: The Press and Radical Opposition in Early Nineteenth-Century England (Romantic Praxis / Romantic Circles)
Thomas Babington Macaulay Speech On The Reform Bill of 1832, March 2, 1831 (within Fordham U.'s Modern History Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
William Morris
Founders of the Arts and Crafts Movement (anthology of primary sources, taken from W. Morris, W. Crane, O. Wilde and other key players in the Arts and Crafts movement, along with links) (J.R. Burrows and Company, Rockland, MA)
Saul Blumenthal (Massachusetts I. of Technology) The Kelmscott Chaucer (virtual exhibit, within the Print and the Book e-exhibit)
William Morris and His Circle (virtual exhibit, with articles and images, with sections on Morris's art, socialism, the history of his press, and more) (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, U. Texas, Austin)
William Morris (biography, with bibliography, especially of Morris's literary career) (Camelot Project, U. Rochester)
The Noble Craftsmen We Promote: Roots of Arts and Crafts (virtual exhibit page, focused on Morris and Ruskin and their influence on American theries of design) (Carlson Library, U. Toledo)
William Morris Why I Am a Socialist (1896) (excerpt, within Fordham U.'s Modern history Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
The Pursuit of the Ideal: The Life and Art of William Morris (virtual exhibit, with sections on Writings, Socialism, the Kelmscott Press, and biography) (Special Collections Library, U. Michigan
William Morris Home Society 
William Morris (U. Toronto)
Caroline Norton
A Celebration of Women Writers: Caroline Norton (biographical essay, with images) (Mary Mark Ockerbloom, U. Pennsylvania)
English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century (1854) (Victorian Women Writers Project)
The Lady of La Garaye (1866) (Victorian Women Writers Project)
Letters to the Mob (1848) (Victorian Women Writers Project)
A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cranworth's Marriage & Divorce Bill (1855) (Victorian Women Writers Project)
A Plain Letter to the Lord Chancellor on the Infant Custody Bill (1839) (Victorian Women Writers Project)
Charles W. Colby The Peterloo Massacre, 1819 (excerpt, within Fordham U.'s Modern History Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
Peterloo Massacre (Articles, arranged by topic) (Spartacus Educational, UK)
Sydney Smith Fallacies Of Anti-Reformers, 1824 (within Fordham U.'s Modern History Sourcebook) (Paul Halsall, U. North Florida)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Archive (Jerome McGann, U. Virginia)
Photographs of the Roxburghe Club, 1892 (overview essay and photos) (U. Iowa Libraries)
Saltaire (web site devoted to West Yorkshire "mid-Victorian industrial village almost unchanged since it was built by Sir Titus Salt as the site of his mill for the spinning and weaving of Alpaca Wool")
Scottish Documents.com ("free access to a fully searchable index of over 520,000 Scottish wills and testaments dating from 1500 to 1901") (Scottish Archive Network)
Ordnance survey large scale Scottish town plans, 1847-1895 (maps and tables) (National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh)
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War of 1812
J. B. Calvert (U. Denver, Colorado) The War of 1812 And All That: An introduction to the War of 1812: an episode in the history of bungling, with its effects on the Indians (detailed overview, with emphasis on military politics, especially as regards various Native American threats)
Joshua Kuss (San Diego U.) The War of 1812 (articles, by topic, plus bibliography)
The James Madison Center: the War of 1812 (primary documents, articles, pedagogical resources, and more) (James Madison U.)
Native American Material: War of 1812 (links to primary documents in facsimile, with descriptions) (Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan U.)
Wesley Allen Riddle (U. Maryland University C.-Camp Doha) The War of 1812 (overview)
the War of 1812 (maps, articles) (US Military Academy, West Point, NY)
The War of 1812 Website (articles, images, documents, and links) (Military Heritage.com)


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