Thursday, November 13, 2008

Google Book Search Links Added

For the last few years, the Google Book Search project has been scanning books from libraries and publishers around the world and making them available online. Scanned books that are in the public domain are then made available as complete texts in PDF and plain text (html) forms from the Google Book Search Web site.

This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape has just added Google Book Search links to works by some of our 19th Century and early 20th Century authors: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, Joseph Glover Baldwin, Octavus Roy Cohen, Mary McNeil Fenollosa, Philip Henry Gosse, Caroline Lee Hentz, Johnson Jones Hooper, Milford W. Howard, Helen Keller, A. B. Meek, John Trotwood Moore, Samuel Minturn Peck, Louise Clarke Pyrnelle, T. S. Stribling, Howard Weeden, and Martha Young. We're happy that projects like Google Book Search are making these and similar works available to readers, students, and scholars everywhere.

NOTE: Some of these works are offensive today, although, at the time of their publication, they were considered mainstream. Some people would prefer that these works fade into justifiable obscurity. However, we think it is important to look at them to see the attitudes and opinions that have been fought over the last few centuries and to see how far we've come and perhaps how far we still have to go.

Midge Coates, Project Manager
This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape

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