Database Trials

Mossey Library occasionally will do a trial run of a database. These trials are open to all members of the Hillsdale College community.

Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records

Drawn from major repositories throughout the South, this database consists of two major series: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration.  For studies of Black slavery, the primary documents in the ante-bellum collections illuminate nearly every aspect of plantation life.  Information on business operations and day-to-day labor routines, family affairs, the roles of women, racial attitudes, relations between masters and slaves, as well as social and cultural life are available within this resource.

Trial ends November 12.

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930

The database covers investigations made by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the massive immigration wave at the turn of the twentieth century. The files cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930, and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.

Trial ends November 13.

Loeb Classical Library

Over a century ago, James Loeb announced the founding of the Loeb Classical Library and his intention to bring the written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman world “within the reach of all who care for the finer things in life.” Every work is classified by language, form, genre, subject, and date, making both navigation and browsing simple. The database is searchable in Greek, Latin and English. The Library can be saved and organized as you like in your own digital workspace using the individual sign in option on the website.

Trial ends November 15.