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Trial Access to British Online Archives–African Blue Books, 1821-1953

British Online Archives: African Blue Books, 1821-1953
http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio11610507

Beginning October 21, 2015, researchers at Columbia University Libraries can take advantage of a month-long, trial access to an important source for the economic and political history of the colonial era in the former British colonial territories of Africa: “The Blue Book was a key item of considerable standing in 19th century colonial administration. With a particular focus on the latter nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the focus of these Blue Books is upon economic development; imports, exports and each territory’s balance sheets are a recurring theme throughout. Ecclesiastical records, public works and population statistics are also common themes.”

Please forward comments and evaluation remarks to Yuusuf Caruso (caruso@columbia.edu).

The trial will run though November 19, 2015.