The Library of Congress
Part of The Nineteenth
Century in Print: The Making of America in Books and Periodicals
A distributed digital library collaboration
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The books in this collection bear nineteenth century American
imprints, dating mainly from between 1850 and 1880.
They have been digitized by the
University of Michigan as part of the Making of America project,
a major collaborative endeavor to
preserve and provide access to historical texts.
Currently, approximately 1,500 books are included in this American Memory site.
The collection is particularly strong in poetry and in the subject areas
of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and
science and technology.
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its
resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to
sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity
for future generations. The goal of the Library's National Digital
Library Program is to offer broad public access to a wide range of
historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and
lifelong learning. Digital collections from other institutions complement
and enhance the Library's own resources.
The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record
of the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes,
perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress and
the University of Michigan do not endorse the
views expressed in these collections, which may contain materials
offensive to some readers.
Sampler of Collection Themes:
The Civil War |
Slavery and Abolition |
Self-Help and Self-Improvement |
Travel and Westward Expansion |
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The digitization and presentation of these materials was carried out
by the University of Michigan Digital
Library Production Service.*
marked * are to
web pages not mounted at the Library of Congress. The digital
these books are mounted at the University of Michigan.
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