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African-American History Articles – African-American Issues of the Early 20th Century

The African-American history articles on this page were selected from magazines published from 1915 to 1918, using the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, Vol. 4, 1915-18.  The articles describe prominent African-American issues in that time frame, when many African-Americans from the rural south were migrating to northern cities, and when the U.S. participated in …

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Historical Fiction Set in the South – Vintage Novels in the Public Domain

Historical fiction set in the southern U.S.; vintage novels. The Century Past Library has links to several hundred vintage novels, including the historical fiction books below that are set in the American South. Nearly all these novels were published before 1924, and are copyright free. You can read online or download them, free. All …

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Pontiac’s War: Northern Forts Under Attack

As a boy I visited Fort Michilimackinac and learned how the Indians, playing a ball game next to the fort in 1763, used a ruse to get warriors inside the gate. They then attacked the British garrison and took the fort. This was just one of many similar attacks on British forts in the …

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