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American literary figures: 36 letters, quotes and documents [decimalized .01-.37]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02453 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1826-1917 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Hopkinson was a congressman, jurist and author of the lyrics to "Hail Columbia!"


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmLiterature and Language ArtsPoetry

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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