Early Modern

The Domestic Slave Trade Of The Southern States

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Winfield Hazlitt Collins

This 1904 history of slavery in the southeastern United States reflects the state of knowledge at that time, of course. The text contains s…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 08 - Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg 1720…

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William Wood

Louisbourg was no mere isolated stronghold which could be lost or won without affecting the wider issues of oversea dominion. On the contrar…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 07 - The Fighting Governer: A Chronicle of Frontenac

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Charles W. Colby

The Canada to which Frontenac came in 1672 was no longer the infant colony it had been when Richelieu founded the Company of One Hundred Ass…

King and Parliament (A.D. 1603-1714)

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George Henry Wakeling

This slim volume by the Oxford University lecturer, George Henry Wakeling, deals with the period in British history from the reign of King J…

The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 01, The Renaissance

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The Cambridge Modern History is a universal history covering the period from 1450 to 1910. It was published in 14 volumes between 1902 and 1…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 10 - A Chronicle of Montcalm

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William Wood

Montcalm is, of course, a very prominent character in every history of New France. This book gives a brief history of the Montcalm family in…

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 5

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Friedrich Schiller

Volume 5 concludes the History of the Thirty Years War in Germany. [Note From the first PG etext of this work: Separate sources indicate th…

The Age of Elizabeth

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Mandell Creighton

This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century Eu…

The Making of the British Empire (A.D. 1714-1832)

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Arthur Hassall

At its height, the British Empire was the largest in history. This short volume traces its development through the long 18th century, from 1…

The Critique of Dogmatic Theology

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Leo Tolstoy

More systematic, but no less sincere than A Confession (which originally served as the introduction to this work), The Critique of Dogmatic …

Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet

An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

Beacon Lights of History, Volume 11: American Founders

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John Lord

The eleventh volume of the Beacon Lights of History series, this volume is the first that directly refers to the United States. In this volu…

The Story of the Barbary Corsairs (Version 2)

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J. D. Jerrold Kelley and Stanley Lane-Poole

The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were Ottoman and Berber pirates and privateers who operated from…

Poems of American History, The Colonial Era

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A History through Poetry of the exploration and settling of North American by Europeans. Beginning with Leif Erikson, and continuing throug…

The South American Republics, Part I

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Thomas Cleland Dawson

The question most frequently asked me since I began my stay in South America has been: "Why do they have so many revolutions there?&quo…

Summa Theologica - 14 Tertia Pars, The Sacraments

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Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–127…

The Court and Character of King James whereunto Is Now Added the Court of King …

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Anthony Weldon

Gossipy exposés of shenanigans at the heart of government are nothing new. The author, Sir Anthony Weldon (1583–1648), was a courtier…

The French Revolution: A History. Volume 1: The Bastille (Version 2)

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Thomas Carlyle

Subtitled "The Bastille", Volume 1 of Thomas Carlyle's three volume "The French Revolution: A History" was first publish…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 5

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Giorgio Vasari

The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…


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Thomas Fowler

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and physician who, after Sir Francis Bacon, was one of the first of the British empiricist…

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