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Library Co. of Phila.
African American Miscellany: Selections from a Quarter Century of Collecting, 1870-1995: An Exhibition, February 5 through September 27, 1996
Phillip Lapsansky (fr)
The Afro-Americana Collection has become one of the most heavily used collections at the Library Co. of Phila. The library’s primary collecting priority is the early printed productions of African Americans. Contents of this exhibition catalogue: Visions of Africa; Africa to the Americas; From St. Domingue to Haiti; Slavery & Antislavery -- Early Years; Antebellum Antislavery; Blackness & Whiteness; African American Lives -- In Their Own Words; African American Histories & Historians; African American Thought & Action; & Afro-Phila.: Community & Culture. Phila. through most of the 19th century was home to the largest Northern free black community, known for its active middle class & high level of social, religious, & cultural org. Illustrations.
Anne Hampton Brewster: 19th-Century Author and "Social Outlaw"
Made in America: Printmaking, 1760-1860
James Logan, 1674-1751, Bookman Extraordinary
Rittenhouse Mill and the Beginnings of Papermaking in America
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