United States (1800-1861): Specialized Collections
Collection of primary and secondary sources related to the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region from the 18th century to the early 20th century. The site includes over 300 books, nearly 600 maps, census schedules, and a timeline.
Compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes from 1778 to 1971.
Collection of 85 documents from Missouri's state courts related to Dred and Harriet Scott's legal battle to be declared free from their owner.
Full text of eleven decisions reflecting the Supreme Court's changing attitude toward race, from Scott v. Sanford to Brown v. Board of Education.
Collection of primary sources that provide a context for understanding the place of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) in American culture. Includes representative antebellum texts related to Christianity, sentimental culture, anti-slavery, and minstrel shows as well as responses to the novel.
Collection of documents related to the development of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from 1741 to 1844. Includes community records, personal papers, visitors' accounts and maps.
Newspaper editorials on the Kansas-Nebraska Bill (1854), the caning of Senator Charles Sumner (1856), the Dred Scott Case (1858), and John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry (1859). When complete the project will have at least one full run of editorials from each major political party in each state of the Union.
Extensive collection of pamphlets and leaflets relating to the anti-slavery struggle.
Records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the 1st-43rd United States Congresses.