One example of the many ways institutionalized racism was reflected in Western literature and popular culture during the 19th century. For more information, check out the resources available at the homepage for the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.
The very latest in ruffs and pointy beards.
From Van’t bestant des Nederlantschen Oorlogs, a 1616 Dutch translation of De induciis belli Belgic by Baudius.
Two editions of Huxham’s Essay on Fevers, ca. 1764.
From the History of Medicine collection.
And now I have a psychosomatic sore throat.
The original Declaration of Independence, from the United States National Archives. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 representatives from the thirteen original colonies on July 4th, 1776.
Of the thousands of documents in the United States’ National Archives, Our Documents takes a selection of just 100 milestone documents. The team of contributing scholars “considered how each of the documents provided a point of entry into a discussion about the rights and responsibilities of American citizens… [they]found it gratifying to see how the spirit of one document appeared in later documents, and how the documents taken as a whole reflect democratic ideals in action.”
Happy Independence Day!
Philandering, or, The Rose Queen. A comic opera in three acts. Libretto by Samuel Beazley; music by C.E. Horn. London, 1824.