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American History

Nearly eight hundred volumes on American history are in the department's collections in addition to those in our American Imprints collection.

These include works about Maine history and the history of other states. Those pertaining to New Hampshire and Massachusetts predominate, but there are early and interesting items relating to most eastern states, to the early history of California, the American domination of Hawaii, and the founding of Texas.


A very small sampling:

John Adams
A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States ..., London, 1794, a new edition supplementing that of 1788 reprinted in Boston.
John Almon
The Remembrancer, London, 1775-1784, contains papers relating to the American Revolution, whether published in England or America.
George Catlin
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, New York, 1841.
Edward Curtis
The North American Indian, [Seattle], 1907-1930, twenty volumes with accompanying portfolios.
Thomas McKenney
History of the Indian Tribes of North America, Philadelphia, 1848-1850.
Henry Schoolcraft
Information Respecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States, Philadelphia, 1851-1857, a collection of all material then available to the Indian Bureau relating to the tribes of the United States.
B. F. Stevens
Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives Relating to America, London, 1889-1898, twenty-five volumes.

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