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Frontier Life

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Frontier Life is a digital collection of primary source documents (texts, photographs, maps, diaries, etc.)  focused on the anglophone world from 1650-1920. This database is useful to discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas. Through a huge array of digitised primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalisation and decline of indigenous peoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Frontier Life is provided thanks to a collaboration between Consortia Canada, Adam Matthew and 18 leading academic institutions. Check more about Frontier Life here.

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Format: PDF or image format
Full Text: Yes
Update Frequency: N/A
Chronological Frequency: Documents range from 17th century to 20th century
Publications Indexed: Original texts, photographs, maps, diaries, government documents, letters