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The Early English Books Tract Supplement provides an exceptional perspective on many aspects of 16th- and 17th-century British life. Over the course of many years, small items such as broadsides and pamphlets were often collected into "scrapbooks," or tract volumes, classified by various criteria such as dates or topics. These tract volumes, primarily from the British Library, allow readers to see the material in the same order as they would when leafing through the original volume.
UMI® has gathered this material, which corresponds to the dates of the Early English Books I and II collections, and released it in this supplement.
Scholars and researchers in history, religion, literature, music, poetry, gender studies, and other fields will benefit from the unique perspective provided by this collection. Documents in the collection include:
The Tract Supplement complements the Early English Books collections, as well as Quaker Women's Tracts and Thomason Tracts -- all available from UMI -- and provides fascinating details that will be of use to researchers studying life in 16th- and 17th-century England.
Individual reels may be purchased from this collection.