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North America, 1837-1914 records an era of territorial ambition and international disputes, of bloody and protracted civil war, and of reconstruction and rapid modernization. These years witnessed America's rise as a world power, giving Great Britain good reasons to watch her former colony closely. Britain's territorial claims in North America, her political and economic interests in the future of a divided republic, the need for allies as she braced for world war, and other concerns ensured careful and thorough reporting by the British of events on the North American continent.
If the library was for users, then, as Ranganathan had said, books were for use.
Professor Jessica Marglin is passionate about the testimonies of Sephardic Jews in the Visual History Archive, and that passion has rubbed off onto her students as well.