Beyond Face Value:
Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency
A project of the United States Civil War Center
MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM THE
LOUISIANA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Many Southern notes did not feature images of slavery; this exhibit focuses on the ones that did. This collection features notes issued and circulated in the South during the Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction Eras. Notes were issued by various entities, including the Confederate government, state governments,merchants, and railroad companies.
Updated October 2011