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Food Guide for War Service at Home

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Katherine Blunt


"The long war has brought hunger to Europe; some of her peoples stand constantly face to face with starvation. To meet all this great f…

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…

For Greater Things: The Story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka

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William T. Kane


Saint Stanislaus Kostka was a 16th century Polish novice in the Society of Jesus. Polish nobleman John Kostka was not pleased with the spir…

Trial of Susan B. Anthony

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Anonymous


In 1872, after the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, the women’s suffrage movement in the United States adopted a n…

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…

Instructions to Light Keepers

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United States Lighthouse Board


"Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-kee…

The Passenger Pigeon

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William B. Mershon


"For the last three years I have spent most of my leisure time in collecting as much material as possible which might help to throw lig…

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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Various


During the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, newspaper reporters in the stricken city made a heroic effort to keep the public infor…

The Enemies of Books

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William Blades


The author, an avid book collector, calls for the better protection of books against the "enemies" which lead to their physical de…

Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education

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Horace Mann


Horace Mann is called The Father of the Common School and was one of the first progressive thinkers on education in the United States. His A…

13 - Isaac Forman, William Davis and Willis Redick, Joseph Henry Camp

In The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

22 - The Arrivals of a Single Month - Part 1

In The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

23 - The Arrivals of a Single Month - Part 2

In The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

26 - The Arrivals of a Single Month - Part 5

In The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

15 - Ex-President Tyler's Household Loses An Aristocratic "Article"; Edward Mor…

In The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

24 - The Arrivals of a Single Month - Part 3

In The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

25 - The Arrivals of a Single Month - Part 4

In The Underground Railroad, Part 1

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William Still


”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For m…

31 - Appendix F, Part 1

In 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 …

10 - Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson

In The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 3)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The desolate, treacherous Devon moors. A bloodcurdling legend of a ghastly hound from hell, haunting the Baskerville family for generations.…

06 - Baskerville Hall

In The Hound of the Baskervilles (version 3)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The desolate, treacherous Devon moors. A bloodcurdling legend of a ghastly hound from hell, haunting the Baskerville family for generations.…

My First Voyage Part 1 by R.H. Dana, Jnr.

In Sea Stories

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Various


Most of us have passed through a period of life during which we have ardently longed to be, if not actually a rover, a buccaneer, or a pirat…

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