Try The Making of the Modern World, Parts I and II for free

Gale/Cengage has just expanded their file, The Making of the Modern World, with a second installment: Part II: 1851-1914, which follows up on the release of Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850.

That collection focused on the expansion of world trade, the Industrial Revolution, and the development of modern capitalism, while Part II brings the series into the early 20th century. It’s a collection of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, including international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth of the modern corporation. Part II is cross-searchable with Part I of the series, so, combined, these collections provide access to 450 years of world history.

And the best part is that you can try The Making of the Modern World, Parts I and II here for free: just go to this link and enjoy the file until next Tuesday, when another Gale / Cengage file will be free-trialed here. [If the above link takes you to a page asking for Account# and ZIP, please copy and paste the URL into your browser address bar.]

My thanks to Kristina Massari at Cengage Learning! she’s arranging these brief free trials for us. Enjoy, and more as it happens,

Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.