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Battles at Home by Mary G. Darling1
Captain Molly: A Love Story by Mary A. Denison2
Daisy Travers; or, The Girls of Hive Hall by Adelaide Florence Samuels3
The Deerings of Medbury by Virginia F. Townsend4
Her Friend's Lover by Sophie May5
The Hollands by Virginia F. Townsend6
In Trust; or, Dr. Bertrand's Household by Amanda M. Douglas7
In the World by Mary G. Darling8
Into the Light; or, The Jewess by CAO9
It Came To Pass by Mary Farley Sanborn10
Lottie Eames; or, "Do Your Best, and Leave the Rest" by Adelaide F. Samuels11
May Martin and Other Tales of the Green Mountains by D. P. Thompson12
Mills of Tuxbury by Virginia F. Townsend13
Nelly Kinnard's Kingdom by Amanda M. Douglas14
Pretty Lucy Merwyn by Mary Lakeman15
Rhoda Thornton's Girlhood by Mary E. Pratt16
Room for One More by Mary Thacher Higginson17
Ruby Duke: A Story of Boarding School Life by Mrs. H.K. Potwin18
Ruth Eliot's Dream: A Story For Girls by Mary Lakeman19
Seven Daughters by Amanda M. Douglas20
Six In All by Virginia F. Townsend21
Sweet and Twenty by Mary Farley Sanborn22
Tatters by Beulah23
Which: Right or Wrong? by Mary L. Moreland24
Whom Kathie Married by Amanda M. Douglas25
An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton26
Dorothy's Experience by Adeline Trafton27
Hester Strong's Life Work; or, The Mystery Solved by Mrs. S. A. Southworth28
Hillsboro' Farms: A Story for Girls by Sophia Dickinson Cobb29
Sally Williams, The Mountain Girl by Edna D. Cheney30
Lisbeth Wilson: A Daughter of New Hampshire Hills by Eliza Nelson Blair31
Running to Waste: The Story of a Tomboy by George M. Baker32
Barbara Thayer, Her Glorious Career by Annie Jenness Miller33
Katherine Earle by Adeline Trafton34
In the King's Country by Amanda M. Douglas35

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Published by Lee and Shepard Books of Boston, at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries, the American Girls' Series collected thirty-five titles written by American authors, and intended for young girl readers. Many of the titles had been published before, or were published subsequently, as part of other series.

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