Social Science

The Book of the Dead

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E. A. Wallis Budge


The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Book of Coming Forth by Day, is an Ancient Egyptian funerary text consisting of spells to protect the …

Anarchism and Other Essays (Version 2)

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Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman, the most famous anarchist in American history, shows the whole range of her iconoclastic thought in this collection of essays.…

Walden, Version 2

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Henry David Thoreau


Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a refl…

The Sins of Hollywood

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Ed Roberts


Exacerbated by several high-profile Hollywood scandals, a wave of anti-Hollywood rhetoric tried to paint the movie capital as a veritable ho…

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young

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Jacob Abbott


Subtitled, "The principles on which a firm parental authority may be established and maintained, without violence or anger, and the rig…

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

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Peter Kropotkin


Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England…

The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum


P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…

The Religion of Ancient Egypt

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William Matthew Flinders Petrie


William Matthew Flinders Petrie – the father of Egyptian Archaeology – developed and applied statistical analysis to pottery from prehistori…

Traité de la vie élégante suivi de la Théorie de la démarche

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Honoré de Balzac


L’homme intérieur, principe du pouvoir et de la longévité, et l’homme extérieur arpentant, avec la même &e…

Home Life in Colonial Days

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Alice Morse Earle


CHAPTER I HOMES OF THE COLONISTS When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have…

The Negro Problem

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Various


This is a collection of essays, edited by Booker T. Washington, representative of what historians have characterized as "racial uplift …

A Young Girl's Diary

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Anonymoustranslated Bycedar Paul


The diary of an upper middle class Austrian girl, this book describes her life between the ages of eleven and fourteen. It's a coming of age…

Psychology of the Unconscious

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Carl Gustav Jung


Jung says in his subtitle that this work is a study of the transformations and symbolisms of the libido and a contribution to the history of…

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 1

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Charles Mackay


The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philoso…

The Black Experience in America, 18th-20th Century, Vol. 1

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Various


This is not the copyrighted work by Norman Coombs currently on Project Gutenberg but a collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, an…

The Problem of China

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Bertrand Russell


In 1920-21 Bertrand Russell lived and taught in Peking (Beijing), publishing this book on his return to England. In 1920 he had visited Bols…

Woman and the New Race

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Margaret Sanger


Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one poin…

The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment

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Élisabeth Celnart


A mid-nineteenth century book of etiquette. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

The History of Prostitution

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William Sanger


Common sense asks for a full investigation of all the evils attending prostitution. In the every-day affairs of life, any man who feels the …

Lessons on Manners for Home and School Use

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Edith E. Wiggin


It is true that good manners, like good morals, are best taught by the teacher's example. It is also true that definite lessons, in which th…

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