American National Biography
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Regularly updated biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history written by prominent scholars. Biographies range from missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts. The American National Biography include illustrations, bibliographies and links to select websites.


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ANB online

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Oxford University Press

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History - United States of America