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Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

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Faculty Publication Highlight

The Spanish Empire is famous for being the realm upon which "the sun never set." Yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governance over such enormous distances. Click here to read about Sylvia Sellers-García's book, Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Periphery.


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Burns Library - The Jesuit Victorian Poet: Gerard Manley Hopkins 125th Anniversary

O’Neill Level One Gallery - Celebrating Creativity of the Boston College Libraries' Staff exhibit

O’Neill Level Three Gallery - Illuminating Stained Glass: an Exhibition of Selected Decorative Windows of the Bapst and Burns Libraries

O’Neill Reading Room - Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition

Stokes Hall - Revealing America’s History Through Comics