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Perfect for the smaller library, this collection of books and pamphlets opens with a Christopher Columbus letter of 1493 and Martin Waldseemuller's Cosmographie introductio.
The pages of the past are opened to students of American literature, history, and culture through this documentation of pre-1900 Americana, which also includes:
Eighteenth-century selections offer a literary dimension through the poems of John Adams and letters by Jonathan Dickinson, and post-Revolutionary writers such as David Humphreys, John Hope, and Noah Webster. A political overview is added in various tracts on slavery and unfair taxation. The 250 titles in this collection are indexed by author, title, and subject in American Culture Series, 1493-1875, A Cumulative Guide, edited by Ophelia Lo.
VOLUME EQUIVALENT: 272 volumes
Individual reels may be purchased from this collection.
Whether the change involves a print-to-electronic transition or a space reclamation project, there are bound to be questions, concerns and even resistance.
“These testimonies take the historical stories out of the realm of history and place them in the realm of the human.”