The Union Must and Shall Be Preserved

Source: The Union must and shall be preserved. Air.- Star Spangled Banner. H. De Marsan,…

D-Day Dress, Platoon Leader

Source: illustration 20a from the 29th Infantry Combat Narrative by Lieutenant Jack Shea. DOD via…

“Black Labor and the Codes”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 11:8 (August 1933), p. 231. If there were…

“Better Baby Contest,” Indiana State Fair

Better Baby contest at the Indiana State Fair, 1931. Indiana State Archives. “Better Baby” contests…

New York Times: “Pastors for Eugenics”

“Pastors for Eugenics,” New York Times, June 6, 1913, 10. Drs. Keigwin and Hillis Invite…

“King Debs,” in Harper’s Weekly

William Allen Rogers, "King Debs," Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1894 July 14, p. 649. Library…

Southern Runaway Slave Notices and “Our Peculiar Domestic Institutions” Print

[caption id="attachment_24283" align="alignleft" width="487"] “Runaway slave notices” (Boston: Webster & Southard, C.), 1839. Schomburg Center…

Lyrics to Jackson and the Nullifiers

Jackson and the nullifiers . . . Printed and sold, wholesale and retail, at 257…

Epitaph for the Constitution

Anonymous, Dissolution of the Union (Philadelphia: 1832), 21-24. Philadelphia Feb. 22, 1832. Should the nullifiers…

Time Table for Lowell Mills

[caption id="attachment_24251" align="alignleft" width="806"] Time table of the Lowell mills, to take effect on and…

“Song of the Spinners” from the Lowell Offering

Lowell Offering, April 1841 (Lowell, Mass.: Printed by A. Watson), p. 32. Courtesy American Antiquarian…

Report of the Hartford Convention

Public Documents, Containing Proceedings of the Hartford Convention of Delegates . . . (Massachusetts Senate:…

An Exciseman

[caption id="attachment_24206" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Cartoon depicting 'An Exciseman,' Location unknown, circa 1790. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty…

Petition of the Philadelphia Synagogue to Council of Censors of Pennsylvania

The Freeman’s Journal or The North-American Intelligencer (Philadelphia), January 21, 1784. By the tenth section…

Celebrations of American Independence in Boston and Watertown, Massachusetts

The American Gazette, or the Constitutional Journal (Salem, Mass.), July 23, 1776. WATERTOWN, July 22.…

Philadelphia Welcomes the First Continental Congress

Dunlap’s Pennsylvania Packet or, the General Advertiser (Philadelphia), September 19, 1774. On Friday last the…

New Yorkers Celebrate “Loyalty” and the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act

The New-York Journal; or, The General Advertiser (New York), March 24, 1774. Friday last, the…

Passengers Bound for New England

Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 25, 1871, pp. 13-15. Bound for New England.…

A Candid State of Parties

As it is the business of the contemplative statesman to trace the history of parties…

Republican Distribution of Citizens

A perfect theory on this subject would be useful, not because it could be reduced…

Spirit of Governments

No government is perhaps reducible to a sole principle of operation. Where the theory approaches…

Government of the United States

Power being found by universal experience liable to abuses, a distribution of it into separate…

Parties

In every political society, parties are unavoidable. A difference of interests, real or supposed, is…

Public Opinion

Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free…

Consolidation

Much has been said, and not without reason, against a consolidation of the states into…

An Old Whig IV

Source: From the Independent gazetteer: This is certainly a very important crisis to the people…

Monitor Essay

To the PUBLICK. My Countrymen, That important period has now arrived in which political life…

Royal Gazette: “Our Last Will and Testament”

IN the NAME of DEVIL AMEN. WE the Congress of America in Congress assembled, being…