Social Science

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book III

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John Locke


This is the third book of John Locke's Essay on Human Understanding. Book I was Neither Principles Nor Ideas Are Innate. Book II was Of Idea…

Marion Harland's Complete Etiquette

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Marion Harland and Virginia Terhune Van de Water


Haven't you always wondered how to properly accept a formal dinner invitation? Perhaps you have a débutante under your wing, in which…

Native Races and the War

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Josephine Butler


Josephine Elizabeth Butler was a Victorian era British feminist who was strongly committed to liberal reforms. As a result of her efforts, i…

Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Tim…

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Frederick Edward Maning


Introduction to Old New Zealand Philip Steer Victoria University February 2004 Frederick Edward Maning is best known as an author, but he…

Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume II

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Albert Bigelow Paine


Until recently, this work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) …

Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years' of Recollections of P.T. Barnum, writte…

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P. T. Barnum


The 1873 edition of the autobiography of the founding genius of the "Greatest Show on Earth," P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum. It d…

The Real Latin Quarter

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Frank Berkeley Smith


"Cocher, drive to the rue Falguière"--this in my best restaurant French. The man with the varnished hat shrugged his should…

London Labour and the London Poor Volume II

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Henry Mayhew


Subtitled, "A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work.&…

The American Egypt

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Channing Arnold


Arnold and Frost were English archaeologists who traveled to the Yucatan Peninsula and wrote "the first book ever written by Englishmen…

Essays on Work and Culture

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Hamilton Wright Mabie


The author investigates the world of work against a backdrop of culture. Each of the 25 essays focuses on one aspect of the topic. For examp…

Current Superstitions

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Fanny Dickerson Bergen


No matter how enlightened, chances are you've been raised around superstitious lore of one kind or another. Fanny Dickerson Bergen was one o…

The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia

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Kellogg Durland


Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting rea…

The Cruise of the Falcon - A Voyage to South America in a 30-Ton Yacht

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Edward Frederick Knight


In this fine sailing and exploring yarn, Edward Frederick Knight (1852-1925), sometime English barrister, journalist, sportsman, and amateur…

Shadowings

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Lafcadio Hearn


This is another of the popular books that Lafcadio Hearn wrote on various Japanese subjects. The first part "Stories From Strange Books…

Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for…

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Arthur L. Hayward


This is the second volume in this collection of reports and newspaper stories regarding notorious criminals and their punishment, assembled …

They Who Knock at Our Gates

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Mary Antin


In 1914, over one million immigrants arrived in the United States, following in the footsteps of approximately ten million others who had ar…

Christmastide

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William Sandys


Christmastide: Its History, Festivities and Carols, With Their Music is a collection of essays detailing the early traditions of Christmas i…

My Chinese Marriage

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Mae Franking


Mae Watkins, a University of Michigan student, unexpectedly falls in love with a Chinese international law student in the midst of World War…

The Diary of a Country Parson

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James Woodforde


The Revd. James Woodforde was an English clergyman, best known for his vivid account of parish life in the 18th century. His diary, edited b…

The Medicine-Men Of The Apache

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John Gregory Bourke


“Herewith I have the honor to submit a paper upon the paraphernalia of the medicine-men of the Apache and other tribes. Analogues have been …

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