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American Fiction, 1774-192 – HSSE Featured Database

January 25th, 2024

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring American Fiction, 1774-1920 by Gale.


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Focus: This database contains more than 17,800 titles feature prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through the end of the World War I. It allows research to explore how American literature developed in a changing culture. Works include novels, short stories, fictitious biographies, and travel accounts.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the American Fiction, 1774-1920 database.

Quick tip: If you need the OCR (optical character recognition) version of the text for text mining or analyzation, you can view or download the document as OCR readable text.

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Other databases you might want to explore are:

American Periodicals:
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans: