Revolutionary America : an exhibition

Title

Revolutionary America : an exhibition

Description

This catalogue describes an exhibition held to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The earliest materials document American colonists’ nascent discontent with their economic and political affairs being managed from across the sea. The exhibition follows the course of the political events from early appeals for the rights of colonists and the ensuing developments of the Revolutionary Era through materials such as the Lilly Library’s copy of the original broadside of the Declaration of Independence as well as the accompanying letter from John Hancock that urged the recipient, Rhode Island governor Nicholas Cooke, to read the document to the people. The exhibition also surveys the period of the war, the termination of hostilities and the post-war era. In addition to political materials, the exhibition includes examples of literature read by the people of the time including poetry, books on art, architecture, science, medicine and philosophy.

Creator

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Powers, Deborah Stanley.

Publisher

Bloomington, Ind. : Lilly Library, Indiana University.

Date

1976

Contributor

Nebenzahl, Kenneth, 1927- , Introduction.

Format

171 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Identifier

Lilly Library Z1238.I394 R4

PURL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/VAB9948