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Along with guest academics, archivists and student ambassadors, you’ll meet our international publishing teams as they unearth fascinating primary sources that have yet to be studied or explore frequently studied topics from new angles.

The Peterloo Massacre, August 1819

The Peterloo Massacre, August 1819

│By Clem Delany, Associate Acquisitions Editor│ Two hundred years ago, on 16th August 1819, at least seventeen people died at...
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Discovering FDR through Gale Primary Sources

Discovering FDR through Gale Primary Sources

│By Tom English, Gale Field Sales Executive – North UK │ I recently enjoyed reading three excellent books on Franklin...
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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Famous Dachshunds

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Famous Dachshunds

│By Jasmine Weller, Inside Sales Executive for Eastern Europe │ Weenie. Wiener. Dashie. Datsun. Doxin. Doxie. Sausage dog. Hot dog....
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‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!’ Ice Cream Recipes in Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online

‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!’ Ice Cream Recipes in Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online

│By Dr Lucy Dow, Gale Content Researcher│ With the weather we’ve seen recently, it is unsurprising that July is national...
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DH2019 – Lifting the lid on how we created the Gale Digital Scholar Lab

DH2019 – Lifting the lid on how we created the Gale Digital Scholar Lab

│By Chris Houghton, Head of Digital Scholarship, Gale International│ It was a real honour for Gale to expand our partnership...
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How Gale Scholar helped with my Graduation Thesis

How Gale Scholar helped with my Graduation Thesis

│ By Wang Ke and Professor Wang Jinghui from Tsinghua University, Beijing │ In this blog post we hear from...
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The Evolution of Women’s Football

The Evolution of Women’s Football

│By Rachel Holt, Acquisitions Editor │ As the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup drew to a close and tens of...
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The Japanese Jugglers Who Took the West by Storm

The Japanese Jugglers Who Took the West by Storm

│By Masaki Morisawa, Senior Product Manager, Gale Japan│ One of the great things about Gale Primary Sources is the serendipity...
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Was the Space Race worth it?

Was the Space Race worth it?

│ By Kyle Sheldrake, Marketing Manager – Insights and Development│ As we approach fifty years since man first set foot...
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From Jeu de Paume to Strawberries and Cream: A Brief History of Tennis and the Wimbledon Championships

From Jeu de Paume to Strawberries and Cream: A Brief History of Tennis and the Wimbledon Championships

│By Carolyn Beckford, Gale Product Trainer in the UK and Europe│ As we come to the end of the first...
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“Power to all the people or to none”: Grassroots activism in amateur publications written by women, African Americans and the LGBT+ community

“Power to all the people or to none”: Grassroots activism in amateur publications written by women, African Americans and the LGBT+ community

│By Karen Harker, Gale Ambassador at the University of Birmingham│ Anyone familiar with Gale Primary Sources knows that it provides...
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Travels through Space and Time – The success of Doctor Who

Travels through Space and Time – The success of Doctor Who

│By André Buller, Gale Ambassador at the University of Portsmouth │ Doctor Who, possibly Britain’s most famous science-fiction television show, has...
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Jenny Lind – the Swedish Nightingale

Jenny Lind – the Swedish Nightingale

| By Pauli Kettunen, Gale Ambassador at the University of Helsinki | Whilst it is undoubtedly quality entertainment, the 2017...
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Noddy in Archiveland

Noddy in Archiveland

│ By Rebecca Bowden, Associate Acquisitions Editor │ Everybody knows Noddy. Created by Enid Blyton in 1949, the Noddy books...
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Comfy in a Corset – Why Nineteenth-century Underwear Isn’t as Scary as You Think

Comfy in a Corset – Why Nineteenth-century Underwear Isn’t as Scary as You Think

│ By Maya Thomas, Gale Ambassador at the University of Oxford │ From Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind...
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From Archives to Arguments – a Project Course at the University of Helsinki makes use of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab

From Archives to Arguments – a Project Course at the University of Helsinki makes use of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab

│ By Rebekka Väisänen, Gale Ambassador at the University of Helsinki │ The English Philology corridor at the University of...
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What is a monster? Tracking the evolution and reception of monstrosity in literature from the nineteenth century to modern day

What is a monster? Tracking the evolution and reception of monstrosity in literature from the nineteenth century to modern day

│ By Tania Chakraborti, Gale Ambassador at Durham University │ The idea of what is monstrous has perhaps metamorphosed somewhat...
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A Triumph for Humanity: William Wilberforce and the Team that ‘Bowled Out Slavery’

A Triumph for Humanity: William Wilberforce and the Team that ‘Bowled Out Slavery’

│By Lyndsey England, Gale Ambassador at Durham University │ ‘What should we suppose must naturally be the consequence of our carrying on a Slave Trade with Africa?’ asked William Wilberforce in a speech in 1789. ‘Does anyone suppose a Slave Trade would help their civilization? That Africa would profit from such an intercourse? Is it not plain, that she must suffer from it?’ With these questions in mind, the famed abolitionist made a decisive judgement: ‘We are all guilty,’ he said, ‘we ought all to plead guilty’.
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