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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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Experimental Communities in 19th Century America

The Century Past website has a number of books and articles about experimental communities. Most were based on community property rather than private property. Some were religious; some secular. You’ll find the works at the pages shown, listed alphabetically by author. Ohio Social History page Baillie, William, Josiah Warren, The First American Anarchist; A …

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Pioneer Life – Life on the Frontier in Michigan – Pioneer Diaries & Memoirs

Pioneer life; life on the frontier in Michigan, in the words of the pioneers themselves. Diaries and memoirs by explorers, missionaries, and settlers, free online. The page links below, for some of our Michigan pages on the History of the Great Lakes States portion of this website, contain links to the free online works …

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Genealogy & Local History Research

We have links on History of the Great Lakes States to numerous online resources that can be useful to anyone doing genealogical research or looking into their local history. Every title on this website is fully available online, free. While the site is dedicated to the five Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, …

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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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19th Century House Architectural Plans – Country Houses – Home Design

19th Century House Architectural Plans, 19th Century floor plans, country houses, log cabins, cottages, barns, & other 19th century buildings. Architecture, house plans, floor plans, illustrations. Free online books from the 1800s and early 1900s. Please also visit our Architecture page on Century Past Free Online Library for many more books. American Cottages Consisting …

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