Politics

Third Class in Indian Railways

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Mahatma Gandhi


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement…

The Moral Equivalent of War

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William James


The Moral Equivalent of War, the last public utterance of William James, is significant as expressing the opinions of a practical psychologi…

The Subjection of Women

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John Stuart Mill


The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, st…

The Gettysburg Address (version 3)

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Abraham Lincoln


The Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, in November, 1863, followed a few short months after the roiling, acrid clouds of gun…

Civil Rights and Equal Protection Cases 1856-1948

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United States Supreme Court


Landmark United States Supreme Court decisions focusing on civil rights and equal protection between 1856 and 1948.

Bible Defence of Slavery

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Josiah Priest


The full title of this book is Bible Defense of Slavery; and Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race, by Rev. Josiah Priest, A. M. 5…

Die Anarchisten

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John Henry Mackay


John Henry Mackays Buch „Die Anarchisten“ ist überwiegend biographisch gefärbt und basiert auf eigenen Erlebnissen. Anhand zweier …

Ann Veronica

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H. G. Wells


Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, …

The Machine

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Upton Sinclair


Upton Sinclair is best known for his novel The Jungle, an expose of the meatpacking industry. He was also a playwright whose works for the s…

Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography

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John Relly Beard


François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the Haitian struggle for independence. In this revol…

News From Nowhere

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William Morris


News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialis…

The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Francis Fisher Browne


This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper,…

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 1

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Friedrich Schiller


The History of the Thirty Years War is a five volume work, which followed his very successful History of the Revolt of the Netherlands. Writ…

Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765)

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William Blackstone


The Commentaries on the Laws of England are an influential 18th century treatise on the common law of England by Sir William Blackstone, ori…

Areopagitica

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John Milton


A prose tract or polemic by John Milton, published November 23, 1644, at the height of the English Civil War... Milton, though a supporter o…

Woman and the New Race

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Margaret Sanger


Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one poin…

The Small House at Allington

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Anthony Trollope


Fifth novel in the Barsetshire series, The Small House at Allington is largely focused on the Small House's inhabitants, Mrs. Dale and her t…

Phineas Finn the Irish Member

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Anthony Trollope


Phineas Finn is the sequel to “Can you Forgive Her?” and the second novel in Trollope’s Palliser series. The eponymous hero is a young Irish…

An Address to Free Colored Americans

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An Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women


The first Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women met in New York City in May, 1837. Members at the Convention came from all walks of life…

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