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The books in this collection bear nineteenth century American imprints, dating mainly from between 1850 and 1880. They have been digitized by the University of Michigan as part of the Making of America project, a major collaborative endeavor to preserve and provide access to historical texts. Currently, approximately 1,500 books are included in this American Memory site. The collection is particularly strong in poetry and in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
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The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress and the University of Michigan do not endorse the views expressed in these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some readers.


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The Civil War | Slavery and Abolition | Religion | Education | Self-Help and Self-Improvement | Travel and Westward Expansion | Poetry
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