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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1a

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Jefferson Davis


The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America …

The Underground Railroad, Part 4

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William Still


"The work is intensely interesting. Many of the narratives thrill the reader through and through. Some of them awaken an indignation, a…

Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1)

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John Hay


This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries. (Summary by ashleighjane)

Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex

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Owen Chase


Owen Chase (October 7, 1797 – March 7, 1869) was First Mate of the whale ship Essex, that was struck and sunk by a sperm whale on October 28…

Great Chicago Fire

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Charles Cole Hine


Historical information relating the nature, extent, and consequences of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the insurance losses, and the relief…

The Recollections of Rifleman Harris

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Benjamin Randell Harris


The recollections of a British infantryman who served in the British army during the Napoleonic Wars. ( Summary by Graham Keeling)

China and the Chinese

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Herbert Allen Giles


Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor…

Mark Twain: The Complete Interviews

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Mark Twain


This collection of the 258 known, publicly-printed interviews of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was compiled by Gary Scharnhorst and …

Four American Indians: King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola

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Edson L. Whitney


Four American Indians by Edson L. Whitney and Frances M. Perry, gives a short history of King Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags; Pontiac, an …

Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of …

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Agnes C. Laut


This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. I…

Rough Notes Taken During Some Rapid Journeys Across the Pampas and Among the An…

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Francis Bond Head


“Galloped on with no stopping, but merely to change horses until five o’clock in the evening—very tired indeed, but . . . saw fresh horses i…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 30 - The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier: A Chronicle of…

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Oscar D. Skelton


In conformity with its title, this volume, save for the earlier chapters, is history rather than biography, is of the day, more than of the …

Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Begin…

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Louis Aubrey Wood


This, volume 21 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the settlement of the Red River Colony by Lord Selkirk, and the struggles it h…

A Voice From Harper's Ferry

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Osborne Perry Anderson


A Voice from Harper's Ferry is the abolitionist testament of Osborne Perry Anderson, the only surviving black participant in the 1859 raid o…

The Mounties in the News

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The New York Times


A newspaper account of the activities in the Western Canada during the Riel Rebellion and some of the aftermath , articles dating from Augus…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fiel…

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Agnes C. Laut


Between the California and Yukon/Klondike gold rushes was the Cariboo Gold Rush in what would become northern British Columbia. The first di…

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Thoroughly appalled and sickened by the rising numbers of white-on-black murders in the South since the beginning of Reconstruction, and by …

Life on the Mississippi

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Mark Twain


Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil…

Notes on The Broads and Rivers of Norfolk and Suffolk

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Harry Brittain


The Broads area of Norfolk and Suffolk is in the East Anglian region of England. It is the location of Britain's third largest inland waterw…

This Country of Ours, Part 3

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Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall’s book of stories from the history of the United States begins with acco…

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