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Series: American Profiles

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Asian-American Scientists by Lisa Yount
Black Inventors by Nathan Aaseng
Black Scientists by Lisa Yount
Contemporary Women Scientists by Lisa Yount
Great Black Writers by Steven Otfinoski
Great Scientists by Victoria Sherrow
He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey by Douglas R. Egerton
Hispanic-American Scientists by Walter G. Oleksy
John Quincy Adams by Lynn Hudson Parsons
Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics by Joel H. Silbey
Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Confederate Woman's Life by Mary A. DeCredico
Military Leaders of the Civil War by Patrick Tracey
Naturalists, Conservationists, and Environmentalists by Eileen Lucas
Nineteenth-Century Inventors by Jon Noonan
Nineteenth-Century Writers by Steven Otfinoski
Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician by John K. Alexander
Thomas Jefferson by Norman K. Risjord
Twentieth-Century Inventors by Nathan Aaseng
Twentieth-Century Writers 1950-1990 by Tom Verde
Women Aviators by Lisa Yount
Women Inventors by Linda Jacobs Altman
Women Pioneers by Rebecca Stefoff
Women Scientists by Nancy Veglahn
Women Suffragists by Diana Star Helmer

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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