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British Imperial Culture

History, HST 487/587, Paul Townend, Fall 2020


This guide is intended to provide you with places to locate primary sources for your research papers on British imperial history. Please feel free to reach out to me for individual help regarding your specific topic, as these resources will vary in value depending on what you are researching. 

Also please note that the vast majority of the documents you will find in these resources were created and curated by the British and as such provide a British-centered perspective. Understanding the perspective of colonized peoples will require careful and critical analysis of these sources

Primary Sources