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Sounding Spirit: Scholarly Editions from the Southern Sacred Music Diaspora will publish digital and print annotated facsimile editions of five influential but currently inaccessible books of sacred southern vernacular music. Sounding Spirit focuses on gospel music, spirituals, shape-note music, and lined-out hymn singing, documenting the critical role textual communities played …
African American Literature
The books and pamphlets in this collection, generally published in the latter half of the 19th century, chronicle the lives and issues of African Americans during that time.
Views of Rome
A collection proposed by Dr. Sarah McPhee and Dr. Eric Varner, Views of Rome includes books that chronicle the Eternal City in text and image over four centuries (16th-19th). These printed volumes document Rome's monuments through illustrations and maps combined with explanatory texts and constitute the primary way in which …
Early Northern European Books
A collection proposed by Dr. Walter Melion, the Early Northern European books were published in the 16th to 18th centuries. They are "emblem books," using text and image in complex ways to make their arguments. The books may be proverbial, scholarly, or exegetical in nature.
Early Black Print Culture
A collection of early Black print culture documents from the Rose Library.