Social Science

The Chronicles of Newgate Vol 1

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Arthur Griffiths


Good against evil; right versus wrong; the judicial system against the criminal world. The struggle is as old as mankind. Sometimes the line…

What Dress Makes of Us

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Dorothy Quigley


A wickedly funny book of advice on women's dress. However old, fat or plain you are, Dorothy Quigley will tell you what not to wear. (Summar…

The Sexes in Science and History

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Eliza Burt Gamble


In this revised second edition of her first book "The evolution of woman" (1894), subtitled "An inquiry into the dogma of wom…

Early Greek Philosophy and Other Essays

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Friedrich Nietzsche


The essays contained in this volume treat of various subjects. With the exception of perhaps one we must consider all these papers as fragme…

The Birth of Tragedy; or, Hellenism and Pessimism (Version 2)

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Friedrich Nietzsche


This is one of Nietzsche's early academic writings - a scholarly theory about Ancient Greek theatre, specifically tragedies. In a nutshell, …

Six Months In Mexico

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Nellie Bly


This is an account of Nellie Bly's travels through Mexico in 1885. The book was originally a series of individual articles that she submitte…

Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago

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Hannah Trager


Hannah Trager published Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago in 1926, so the book is a portrait of day to day life for a Jewish fami…

The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

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George Frederick Kunz


Full title is "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, being a description of their sentiments and folklore, superstitions, symbolism, mys…

Human Nature and Conduct - Part 3, The Place of Intelligence In Conduct

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John Dewey


John Dewey, an early 20th Century American philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist, saw Social Psychology as much a physical science…

Tea: Its Mystery and History

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Samuel Phillips Day


Samuel Phillips Day traces the history of tea from Asia to England, exploring some of the romance of this treasured drink and its place in B…

The Night Side of New York

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Various


This nonfiction collection of sketches, by "members of the New York press," takes the reader on a tour of 1866 New York City after…

Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume 1

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Albert Bigelow Paine


Until recently, this work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) …

The Convivio

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Dante Alighieri


Convivio (The Banquet) is a work written by Dante Alighieri roughly between 1304 and 1307. This unfinished work of Dante consists of four tr…

Feminism in Greek Literature

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Frederick Adam Wright


This study, published in 1923, examines the views regarding women's place in Ancient Greek society based especially on the writings of Homer…

The Business of Being a Woman

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Ida M. Tarbell


How were women's roles changing in the 1900's? Ida Tarbell explores this in a well written, witty and insightful series of essays. "T…

The Soul of London

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Ford Madox Ford


'Most of us love places very much as we may love what, for us, are the distinguished men of our social lives. [...] We are, all of us who ar…

Following the Color Line

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Ray Stannard Baker


Subtitled "An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy", we are presented an in-depth and essentially non-opinionate…

The Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 1

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James Frazer


The first volume in Frazer's seminal 12 volume set on anthropology and traditional systems of belief. Topics covered include extensive discu…

Recollections of Imperial Russia

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Meriel Buchanan


In this memoir, Meriel Buchanan (9-5-1886 to 2-6-1959) links the history of Russia to powerful, lingering memories of her years living there…

On an Irish Jaunting-Car through Donegal and Connemara

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Samuel Gamble Bayne


This book gives a brief glimpse into the social history of Ireland in the early part of the 20th Century. During his 1902 tour through the n…

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