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Strengthening the teaching, learning, and understanding of American history and culture.

We the People, NEH, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506, 202-606-8474, wethepeople@neh.gov

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“America’s great literature, like its art, can provide citizens a window on our nation's character, ideals, and aspirations. The We the People Bookshelf on “Picturing America” will give young readers the chance to experience vividly some of the iconic times, places, people, and stories in American history and culture.”

—Bruce Cole, Chairman,
National Endowment for the Humanities

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