Modern (19th C)

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…

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…

The First Battle of Bull Run

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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard


General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was one of the senior commanders of Southern forces during the Civil War. It was he who initiated …

'Co. Aytch,' Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big S…

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Sam R. Watkins


Samuel “Sam” Rush Watkins (June 26, 1839 – July 20, 1901) was a noted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. He is known today f…

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 …

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)

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 …

The Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike

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William Henry Pope Jarvis


Canadian journalist William Jarvis' gently fictionalized work recounts many of the countless fascinating tales of the Klondike Gold Rush in …

The Underground Railroad, Part 3

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William Still


"Never before has the working of the Underground Railroad been so thoroughly explained. Here we have in complete detail the various met…

The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 1

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Archibald Forbes


The First Anglo–Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It was one of the first major conflicts durin…

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)

La Commune

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Louise Michel


Louise Michel était une anarchiste française très active dans la Commune de Paris de 1871. Son livre "La Commune&q…

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…

Historic Papers on the Causes of the Civil War

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Eugenia Dunlap Potts


While claiming to be historical papers on the causes of the United States Civil War, the author indulges in some Slavery Apologetics. An int…

Early Days Of Old Oregon

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Katharine Berry Judson


Twenty-three stories of the history of early Oregon plus an appendix: A Brief Summary Of The History Of The Old Oregon Country From Original…

The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its …

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Sir John Barrow


The mutiny on the Bounty occurred aboard a British Royal Navy ship on 28 April 1789. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against the co…

The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

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Eliza P. Donner Houghton


The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the 1840s. After becoming…

South African Memories

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Lady Sarah Wilson


Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she …

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…

President Lincoln's Attitude Towards Slavery and Emancipation

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Henry Watson Wilbur


A review of events prior to, during and following the American Civil War bringing an insightful perspective on Lincoln's true attitude towar…

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