Historical Galleries

The galleries are a means of gaining additional information and insight into specific aspects of the PBO project. These galleries reflect distinct eras, geographic locations, and single authors and titles. They are useful not only in learning more about the PBO project itself and the types of materials within the PBO virtual collection, but also in learning about aspects of 19th- and early 20th-c. history, life, and culture. The galleries and accompanying scholarly material can be incorporated in lesson plans and can serve as a springboard or inspiration for further research in a specific area. If you have a suggestion about a gallery you would like to see, please contact us.


Abraham Lincoln, Civil War President
Booker T. Washington in PBO
Confederate Imprints
Booker T. Washington: Author, Educator, Advocate

From Domestic Goddesses to Suffragists: The Story of Women Told on Bookbindings, 1820-1920
Heroes of the "Lost Cause"
Indians, the Frontier, and the West in American Bookbindings
Indians, the Frontier, and the West in American Bookbindings

History and Literature in the Big Easy
The Civil War in Fact and Fiction
Progress & Invention

Southern Color
Slave Narratives in PBO

                       
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