United States (1861-1877): Specialized Collections

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

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

Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory

Collection of primary sources about Chicago during the period before and after the great fire of 1871.

August 15, 2008

Landmark Decisions: A Century of Change (1856-1955)

Full text of eleven decisions reflecting the Supreme Court's changing attitude toward race, from Scott v. Sanford to Brown v. Board of Education.

August 15, 2008

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes from 1778 to 1971.

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

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

Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

Extensive collection of pamphlets and leaflets relating to the anti-slavery struggle.

August 15, 2008

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies

Reports, orders, correspondence, maps, charts and illustrations related to naval operations during the Civil War. A digitized version of the 30-volume, indexed set published by the Naval War Records Office between 1894 and 1922.

August 15, 2008

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

Correspondence, orders, reports and returns of the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. A digitized version of the 70-volume, indexed set published by the War Department between 1880 and 1901.

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