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Chronicles of Canada Volume 20 - Adventurers of the Far North

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Stephen Leacock

This is volume 20 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This volume describes the explorers who braved the Canadian Arctic in search of the No…

Afloat on the Ohio

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Reuben Gold Thwaites

Afloat on the Ohio, An Historical Pilgrimage, of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, From Redstone to Cairo.There were four of us pilgrims—my Wife,…

Figures of Several Centuries

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Arthur Symons

Arthur Symons talks through the histories and works of poets, playwrights, scholars and scribes. He provides both personal experience and cr…

United States Historical Documents

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The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, thou…

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…

The Underground Railroad, Part 2

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William Still

"This is one of the most remarkable volumes of the century. Its publication has only been made possible by a combination of circumstanc…

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

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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…

Lord Kitchener

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G. K. Chesterton

“The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this--that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exce…

Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush

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Susanna Moodie

As a middle class Englishwoman Moodie did not particularly enjoy "the bush", as she called it. She and her husband moved to Bellev…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland …

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Oscar D. Skelton

When the pace of railroad construction slackened in 1914, Canada had achieved a remarkable position in the railway world. Only five other co…

Loss of the Sultana

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Chester D. Berry

April, 1865. The country was in turmoil. The U.S. Civil War had come to an end, thousands of Union prisoners of war had recently been releas…

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…

Clergymen Of The Church Of England

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Anthony Trollope

This 1866 book was published in a time of great change in the Church of England. Trollope began as a High Church adherent and then worked h…

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 Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1b

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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 …

With Sack and Stock in Alaska

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George Broke

In 1888, George Broke with Harold Topham and William Williams, made the first exploration of the Alaskan Mt. St. Elias range, including the …

Great Testimony against Scientific Cruelty

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Stephen Coleridge

Vivisection is a pejorative term used by opponents of the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of physiological…

A Glimpse of India

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Clara Swain

A Glimpse of India: being a collection of extracts from the letters Dr. Clara A. Swain, first medical missionary to India of the Woman's For…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 17 - Tecumseh: A Chronicle of the Last Great Leader…

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Ethel T. Raymond

Tecumseh was a leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy that opposed the United States during the War of 1812. He became a folk …

Revolution and Counter-Revolution, or: Germany in 1848

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Friedrich Engels

Revolution and Counter-Revolution is an account of what happened in Prussia, Austria and other German states during 1848, describing the imp…

Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples…

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Giovanni Battista Belzoni

Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778 – 1823) was an Italian explorer and pioneer archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. He is known for his remo…

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