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"This is certainly a collection that will make my job - and the job of anyone who wants to track down vital biographical information - much, much easier."
William French, Scholar and Rare Book Dealer

The largest biographical compilation ever gathered to document the lives of black Americans, the 300 titles reproduced on microfiche amount to a collective history of the men and women who have strived for and achieved personal triumph in the face of racial and gender prejudice.

Written and edited in most cases by blacks, the works reproduced include biographical sketches of individuals from all walks of life - national activists, state and local figures, prominent women, lawyers, artists, musicians, church and missionary society leaders and many more. This remarkable collection offers real insight into black America from the accomplishments, against the odds, of thousands of previously unknown black women to the history of local black elites and their interactions with white America.

297 titles on 1,068 microfiche with printed handlist

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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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