The Nineteenth Century in Print: Books is comprised of books and periodicals published in the United States primarily during the second half of the nineteenth century. The materials selected provide a social history of the century, illuminating the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, women's suffrage, and science and technology. The collection also includes volumes of American poetry.
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These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
- The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
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- African American Perspectives, 1818-1920
- American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920
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- A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, 1774-1873
- Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
- Inventing Entertainment: The Edison Companies
- Music for the Nation, 1870-1885
- Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
- Pioneering the Upper Midwest, ca. 1820-1910
- Walt Whitman Notebooks, 1847-1860s
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