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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.
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