Revolutionary Americana exhibit in Howard-Tilton Library Rare Book Room through July

Rare book revolutionary AmericanaTo celebrate the fourth of July, the Rare Books Department is presenting a small selection of items from its Revolutionary Americana collection. This collection includes a wide range of materials published in both the colonies and England before, during, and after the American Revolution, and thus provides an array of viewpoints on this historical event. Items chosen for the exhibit include an edition of Edmund Burke's famous speech on American taxation, pamphlets written by Alexander Hamilton, and the published journal of a British soldier.
The exhibit will remain up through July and will generally be available for viewing in Howard-Tilton room 604 during normal Rare Books hours (9-5, Monday through Friday); potential viewers may wish to contact Rare Books ( or (504) 247-1934) in advance of their arrival to be sure that the department will be open for visitors.