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The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

North Pole Expedition

This diary entry reflects the obsession that drove Peary for more than 23 years. Experts on both sides of the controversy have examined Peary's diaries and other evidence, seeking documentation to support or refute Peary's claim.

Page from the diary of Robert E. Peary, selected pages

National Archives Gift Collection of Materials Relating to Polar Regions

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