Social Science

Mental and Moral Heredity in Royalty. A Statistical Study in History and Psycho…

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Frederick Adams Woods


Frederick Adams Woods examined the biographical records and family trees of the great dynasties of Europe, judging and comparing their moral…

Among Cannibals

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Carl Lumholtz


From 1880-1883, the author undertook an academic expedition to Australia, with the purpose of recording zoological phenomena. While there, h…

The Negro Laborer: A Word to Him

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William H. Councill


William H. Councill, former slave and contemporary of Booker T. Washington was founder of Huntsville Normal School, now Alabama Agricultural…

Genetic Studies of Genius, Volume 1: Mental and Physical Traits of a Thousand G…

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Lewis Terman


It should go without saying that a nation's resources of intellectual talent are among the most precious it will ever have. The study of the…

More Australian Legendary Tales

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K. Langloh Parker


The present series of legends have all been collected by myself from the Blacks, as were the previous ones. But in this instance, I had much…

Woman and the Republic

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Helen Johnson


First published in 1897, the book is considered to be the best summary of the arguments against woman suffrage. It allows readers to underst…

The Alps, the Danube and the Near East

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Frank G. Carpenter


Journeying through many countries including Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Switzerland and Greece, the author gives an in-depth account of many …

Tea and Tea Drinking

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Alfred Arthur Reade


Not a complete history of tea, but a pleasant diversion concerning tea, the pleasures found in its drinking, effects, benefits, cautions, et…

The Woman Movement

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Ellen Key


Ellen Key's 'The Woman movement' follows the development of the feminist movement striving towards a greater emancipation of women in the pu…

Notes On Democracy

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H. L. Mencken


American journalist H.L. Mencken’s Notes On Democracy was originally published in 1926, yet is still relevant almost 100 years later. Menck…

Campaigns of Curiosity: Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in London

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Elizabeth L. Banks


Elizabeth Banks was an American journalist who, at about age 23, moved to London. While trying to break into English journalism and to keep …

The Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion. Part 2. Taboo and the Perils o…

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James Frazer


The third volume of The Golden Bough. The term Taboo is one of the very few words which the English language has borrowed from the speech of…

The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study

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W. E. B. Du Bois


In November, 1897, I submitted to the American Academy of Political and Social Science a plan for the study of Negro problems. This work is …

Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico

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Julian Corbett and John M. Corbett


This U.S. National Park Service historical handbook from 1962 introduces the reader to the history, geography, and archaeology of the Aztec …

Thoughts on the Death Penalty

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Charles C. Burleigh


This 1845 publication, written by a prominent reformer of the day, argues against capital punishment from several perspectives, including hi…

The City of Din

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Dan McKenzie and Dan Mckenzie


A treatise on the increasing loudness of modern life, including philosophical and scientific discussion of what noise is, how effects us phy…

Women's Wild Oats: Essays on the Re-fixing of Moral Standards

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Catherine Gasquoine Hartley


A resounding and, for the times, outrageous look at restructuring British society using the first world war as trigger for changing the plac…

Whom We Shall Welcome: Report of the President's Commission on Immigration and …

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The President'S Commission On Immigration And Naturalizatio


In 1952, Congress passed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which had many provisions objectionable to many Americans. President T…

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commissio…

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National Advisory Commission On Civil Disorders


The summer of 1967 again brought racial disorders to American cities, and with them shock, fear and bewilderment to the nation. The worst ca…

Sketches of Imposture, Deception, and Credulity

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Richard Alfred Davenport


This book contains many brief tales from history of commoners pretending to be kings and kings pretending to be commoners. Learn the fate of…

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