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This collection represents the subjects of business and industry, broadly defined, between the years 1859 and 1870. The publications include journals devoted to specific trades (such as New England Mechanic, and Shoe and Leather Reporter) and professions (The American Merchant, and Printers' Monthly Bulletin). They also include periodicals promoting the interests of industry (Pacific Railroad, and National American). 

Other subjects covered in the Business, Industrial and Professional Periodicals, 1859-1870 collection include finance (The Insurance Intelligencer, The Wall Street Underwriter and General Joint Stock Register) and the emerging service industries (Real Estate Record and Builder's GuideThe Detective's Manual and Officer's Guide). Together, these periodicals chronicle the large-scale shifts in commerce during the years witnessing the rise of capitalism.

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