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Daniel A. P. Murray. Photographer unknown. Photo, undated.

[Detail] Daniel A. P. Murray. Photographer unknown. Photo, undated.


Collection Overview

African American Perspectives, 1818-1907, contains 351 pamphlets and presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years. Notable people represented in the collection include Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, among others.

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  • Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

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