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The Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950: Supplement titles portray a diverse commentary of historical and cultural events that shaped American history. Researchers can read accounts from black soldiers in the military (during the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War I) or research the history of religious denominations and business leaders in the African American community. In addition, titles by early African American publishers like R.L. Pendelton and the Hampton Institute are represented in this supplement.

Titles include:
A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board … With Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans (1840)

History of the Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and Other Items of Interest (1899)

The Cayugan Baptist. Sermons, Rock-Ribbed Fundamentals, Facts and Truths and Brief Biographies of Eminent Preachers (1922)

The “Eighth Illinois” (1899)

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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The Challenge of Cataloging Complex Subjects

How the University of Leicester’s David Wilson Library and ProQuest teamed up to solve organizational inconsistencies across subjects.

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Seeking Words, Finding Refuge: Literature for World Refugee Day

Exploring immigrants’ perspectives in three contemporary novels.

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