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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00241 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various] Type: Header Record Date: 1860 ca. Pagination: 34 photographs 10 x 6 cm

Background Information:


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Women's HistoryChildren and FamilyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGeography and Natural HistoryArchitectureAfrican American HistoryHealth and MedicalCivil WarMilitary History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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