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Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, genealogical records and much more!

two women in 19th century style dresses talkingAccessible Archives contains rich, comprehensive material found in leading periodicals and books that relate to a wide range of topics in American history from slavery to women's rights, state and county records to style and fashion in the nineteenth century.

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