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A Dred Scott Dissent

In honor of Black History Month, today’s Throwback Thursday (#tbt) features excerpts from our copy of The Case of Dred Scott in the United States Supreme Court. This book, which was published in 1860, gives background on this historic case,

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Pritzker Legal Research Center! To celebrate today, we’re sharing some images from a particularly appropriate volume from our rare book collection, Marriage Ceremonies: Or, the Ceremonies Used in Marriages in all Parts of the World

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#ColorOurCollections: Day 3

  In our final post for #ColorOurCollections, we’re jumping centuries and continents, taking our entry from Matthew Nathan Pinkerton’s Murder in All Ages. This inscribed volume, which was published in Chicago in 1899, examines the crime of homicide by studying a selection of infamous

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#ColorOurCollections: Day 2

Along with other special collections libraries across the country, this week we’re sharing pictures from our rare books in coloring page format as part of the #ColorOurCollections campaign. (If you missed our first page, check it out here!) For the

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#ColorOurCollections: Day 1

This week, special collections libraries across the country are participating in the #ColorOurCollections campaign, pairing the recent popularity of adult coloring books with the fun and fascinating pictures found in their rare book collections. Aside from our comprehensive circulating collection,

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