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|Description:||Provides almost 17,500 biographical sketches for deceased persons who have contributed to the history of the United States. Biographies have been contributed by leading scholars and include bibliographies listing additional secondary sources as well as noting the location of manuscript collections. Biographies can be searched by name, as well as by criteria such as profession or field of endeavor, birth or death dates, gender, ethnicity, or geographical place. New entries are added quarterly.
The ANB updates and expands the Dictionary of American Biography, which can be found in the Biography Resource Center database.
ANB also features a biography of the day and now includes more than 900 articles from the Oxford Companion to United States History covering events, political parties, geographic features, and more. Articles from the Companion can be found by searching the ANB database.
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