New library collections for American history

American West
Original manuscripts, maps, ephemera, and printed sources from the Newberry Library, Chicago detailing frontier life, Native Americans, the growth of urban centres, the environmental impact of westward expansion, and life in the borderlands.

Everyday Life and Women in America, 1800-1920
An archival research collection documenting the social and cultural forces that shaped the lives of Americans from 1800 to 1920 including the study of families and home life in the South and in the North, religion, race, education, employment, politics, marriage, sexuality, health, childhood, fashion, travel, and entertainment.

Lily: A Temperance and Abolitionist Newspaper
The first newspaper for women, The Lily was published in Seneca Falls, New York from 1849 until 1853.  The Lily originated as a temperance journal for the Seneca Falls Ladies Temperance Society and was edited by Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894).

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
Original material from 30 libraries and archives including the British Library, Duke University, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL. Close attention has been given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.


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