United States (1800-1861): Specialized Collections

August 15, 2008

Museum of the City of New York Virtual Exhibitions

Collection of online exhibitions about New York City.

August 15, 2008

Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920

Collection of over 9,000 print advertisements from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. See Ad*Access for advertisements in Duke's collection from 1911-1955.

August 15, 2008

African American Perspectives

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.

August 15, 2008

Secession Era Editorials Project

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). Provided by the Department of History at Furman University.

August 15, 2008

Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

Extensive collection of pamphlets and leaflets relating to the anti-slavery struggle. Hosted by the Cornell University Library.

August 15, 2008

U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

Records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the 1st-43rd United States Congresses.

August 15, 2008

Documenting the American South

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.

August 15, 2008


Full text of Harper's Weekly with extensive indexing of articles, illustrations, and advertisements.


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