Essays, treatises, and opinion pieces on current events, social issues, and the political climate of the time.
This collection contains materials dating from the launch of USS Constitution in 1797. Nineteenth-century pamphlets were usually unbound booklets consisting of a single sheet of paper printed on both sides, and generally consisted of short essays or treatises on current topics of the time period, such as politics and impressment. Many reports from the President, Congress, and branches of the military were also produced as pamphlets or booklets (and in part comprise this collection). Twentieth century pamphlets tended to omit debates in favor of strictly informative topics, such as histories, restoration efforts, and Constitution‘s National Cruise. Items of note to researchers may include items documenting the War of 1812. These include Message from the President of the United States…” booklets, speeches, and the correspondence of political and military leaders. There are several examples of both British and American opposition to the War of 1812.