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The Second Barbary War: The Algerine War

The Second Barbary War: The Algerine War

Contents Introduction: The Barbary Wars Barbary Wars Timeline Background to the Conflict Early American Interactions with Barbary States The First Barbary War: The Tripolitan War Between the Wars The Second Barbary War: The Algerine War Aftermath: America's Presence...
The Second Barbary War: The Algerine War

The First Barbary War: The Tripolitan War

Contents Introduction: The Barbary Wars Barbary Wars Timeline Background to the Conflict Early American Interactions with Barbary States The First Barbary War: The Tripolitan War Between the Wars The Second Barbary War: The Algerine War Aftermath: America's Presence...
The Best of the West: Western Americana at the Clements Library

The Best of the West: Western Americana at the Clements Library

Inspired by the work of scholar and antiquarian book dealer William S. Reese (1955-2018), this exhibition highlights Western Americana in the Clements Library collections. Featuring narratives of travel, settlement, and Native American relations, and including works in Spanish, German, and French, the selections represent some of the rarest and most significant 18th and 19th century sources on the American West.

The War of 1812: A Bicentennial Exhibition

The War of 1812: A Bicentennial Exhibition

The War of 1812 has sometimes been called a forgotten conflict. This second confrontation between the United States and Great Britain did, in fact, have a considerable influence on the future development of the country as well as its relations with Canada, Native Americans, and Europe.

1759: Britain’s Year of Victories

1759: Britain’s Year of Victories

In 2009 the Clements Library marked the 250th anniversary of the British victories of 1759 by presenting a few of the treasures from its collections that illustrate the events and participants in that momentous year. This online version has been enhanced by the addition of further materials.