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American characters : selections from the National Portrait Gallery, accompanied by literary portraits

Author: R W B Lewis; Nancy Lewis; National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together 160 famous American figures from Pocahontas to Louis Armstrong, providing visual and verbal portraits that illuminate their place in American life. Includes statesmen and outlaws, artists and athletes, and writers and performers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Portraits
Biography Portraits
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R W B Lewis; Nancy Lewis; National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
ISBN: 0300078951 9780300078954 0300079451 9780300079456
OCLC Number: 40489182
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 412 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Puritans and colonials --
The early Republic: citizens and interpreters --
American renaissance: science and letters --
The Civil War years --
American Indian leaders --
The Gilded decades --
Entering the twentieth century --
Faces on the public scene: through the 1920s --
The Harlem renaissance --
The champions --
Writers and artists: the second flowering --
Faces on the public scene; the 1930s to the 1970s --
Artists of entertainment --
Commentary.
Responsibility: R.W.B. Lewis and Nancy Lewis.

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Brings together 160 famous American figures from Pocahontas to Louis Armstrong, providing visual and verbal portraits that illuminate their place in American life. Includes statesmen and outlaws, artists and athletes, and writers and performers.

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