United States (1800-1861): Specialized Collections
Collection of 351 pamphlets by African Americans and others from the Library of Congress's Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907. The bulk of the material was published between 1875 and 1900 and includes public orations, organization records, personal narratives, legal documents, and literary works. Topics covered include segregation, voting rights, violence against African Americans, and the colonization movement.
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.
Collection of primary sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the late colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Includes collections of slave narratives, Southern literature, and materials related to the church in the black community.
Full text of Harper's Weekly with extensive indexing of articles, illustrations, and advertisements.