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Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) The American Museum, or Universal magazine, for February, 1791.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08741 Author/Creator: Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Magazine Date: February 1791 Pagination: 1 v. : 54 p. ; 20.9 x 12.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Disbound. Consists of pages 62-116. Printed by Carey. Contains essays on happiness, Lord Chesterfield's letters, astronomy, the microscope, and English literature, among various other topics. One essay, appearing on pages 99-107, is titled "The negro equalled by few Europeans."

Background Information: Matthew Carey began as publisher of the Pennsylvania Evening Herald in 1785, but soon left the newspaper to found his own publishing enterprise.

People: Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Literature and Language ArtsScience and TechnologySpaceAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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