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[Detail] The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.


Collection Overview

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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Historical Eras

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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To find items in this collection, search by Keyword or browse by Subject Index, Author Index, or Title Index. One may also search the collection's periodicals.

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