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HIST 2600: Andrew Jackson's America

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Secondary means written many years later, probably by a scholar researching the historical event.

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If you are trying to obtain access to books that we do not have in our collection, please contact me at abinder3@uncc.edu. Options that we may explore are other online e-book collections that are currently available to you through the Internet Archive, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and possible purchases of e-books through the library (when available). 

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2. Work with our staff to gain access to entire books through curbside pickup (by appointment only) or mail delivery (to your home)

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