American Broadsides to 1860

“American Broadsides to 1860” features a selection of broadsides—single-sheet publications typically printed on a single side—culled from the holdings of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. These rare and ephemeral primary sources cover matters political, religious, social, commercial, militaristic, and literary. A fascinating portrait of the culture, the people, and the history of early America emerges from the contents of the 72 broadsides on view.