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Public Opinion

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Walter Lippmann

Public Opinion (1922), by Walter Lippman, is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often…

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

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William Cooper Nell

A study of the black patriots of the American Revolution, with introductions by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Wendell Phillips.

The Challenge of Waste

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Stuart Chase

"The Challenge of Waste" examines the wasteful nature of the competitive market system, particularly from a Veblenian point of vie…


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William Henry Smyth

The word technocracy refers to a system of government by technical experts such as scientists, technologists, and engineers. William Henry S…

Philip Dru: Administrator

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Edward M. House

Philip Dru: Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935 is a futuristic political novel published anonymously in 1912 by Edward Mandell Ho…

The Promise of American Life

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Herbert Croly

The book is said to "offer a manifesto of Progressive beliefs" that "anticipated the transition from competitive to corporate…

What is Industrial Democracy

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Norman Thomas

An explanation of the concept of industrial democracy and its relation to capitalism. (Summary by progressingamerica)

Part 1, chapter 4: Number of Slaves shipped from Africa

In The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the Future of the African …

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Robert Dale Owen

"The Wrong of Slavery" is a work written by Robert Dale Owen based largely off of the work of the Freedmen's Inquiry Commission wh…

The Power of the Press

In The American Newspaper

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Will Irwin

The American Newspaper is a critical study of journalism conducted by Will Irwin from 1909 to 1910 spanning fifteen articles that discuss th…

On Slavery, Part 1, An Act for Laying an Additional Duty Upon Slaves (1769)

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 093

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House of Burgesses

"Flirting is more serious than talking nonsense and not so serious as making love" was journalist Eliza Lynn Linton's take on rela…

Federation of the World (1910)

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 103

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Hamilton Holt

"When money gives out, sense ensues." This pithy saying is from Yugoslav Proverbs, one of the twenty reader-chosen selections in v…

The Birthplace of American Independence, 1687

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 092

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John Howard Burnham

Calling men the "Bawling Brotherhood," Sarah Grand penned a lively essay on The New Aspect of the Woman Question in 1894. Stenogra…

The Brotherhood of the Kingdom (1892)

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 091

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Walter Rauschenbusch

"Pneumatic tubes, instead of store wagons, will deliver packages and bundles." Store purchases by tube was one of John Watkins Jr'…