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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 on the Michigan Frontier in 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 Books PDF Set in American South

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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The Black Hawk War of 1832 – Free Online Books and Articles

The Black Hawk War of 1832 in Illinois and Wisconsin was the last significant campaign by U.S. Government troops against Indians in the Old Northwest. Following the defeat of Black Hawk’s small force, the Wisconsin territorial government obtained Native American compliance with treaties that opened large parts of Wisconsin for survey and settlement. The …

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