Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years
Words and Deeds in American History provides 92 documents spanning the fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. These documents were chosen by the Library of Congress Manuscript Division in honor of its centennial. Highlights include George Washington's first inaugural address, the telegram announcing the first flight of the Wright Brothers, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Woman's Bible.
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- The American Revolution, 1763-1783
- The New Nation, 1780-1815
- Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
- The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
- Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
Related Collections and Exhibits
- African American Perspectives, 1818-1907
- American Leaders Speak, 1918-1920
- American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
- American Treasures of the Library of Congress
- Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
- Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
- George Washington Papers, 1741-1799
- Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827
- Votes for Women, 1848-1921
- "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
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