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This collection chronicles the roots of American higher education through the wave of lyceums, athenaeums, and universities that sprung up across the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries, as Americans began to educate themselves as never before. 

The titles in this collection draw heavily from these institutions and address the pursuit of the sciences, history and the arts.

Notable publications include Benjamin Mecom's New England Magazine (Boston, MA), and Frank Leslie's New York Journal of Romance, General Literature, Science, and Art (New York, NY.) Scholars that use this collection will gain an appreciation for how 18th- and 19th-century Americans chose to educate themselves.

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