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Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers

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Talbot Hughes


Explanations of Western European trends in men and women's fashion from prehistoric times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

Europe and the Faith

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Hilaire Belloc


The Catholic brings to history (when I say "history" in these pages I mean the history of Christendom) self-knowledge. As a man in…

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…

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…

Army Life in a Black Regiment

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson


These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the …

The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines

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Isabel Anderson


Isabel Anderson has written a most interesting travelogue of Hawaii and The Philippines. Actually it is more of a history lesson. Anyone wit…

Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt

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Gaston Maspero


A handbook of Egyptian archaeology, issued by the British Museum, considered suitable for British tourists traveling to Egypt in the 19th Ce…

The Experienced English Housekeeper

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Elizabeth Raffald


'Cut a large old hare in small pieces, and put it in a mug with three blades of mace, a little salt, two large onions, one red herring, six …

Amendments to the United States Constitution

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United States Government and Unit


The Amendments to the Constitution of the USA are a continuously modified document that attempts to secure all basic and other rights for Am…

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…

Historical Tales, Vol I: American I

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Charles Morris and Charles Mclean Andrews


Volume I of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This first volume comprises…

The Indian To-day

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Charles Alexander Eastman


Based in part upon the author's own observations and personal knowledge, it was the aim of the book to set forth the status and outlook of t…

The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 3

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Agnes Strickland


The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by he…

True Stories from History and Biography

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such…

A Short History of the World

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H. G. Wells


A Short History of the World is a non-fictional historic work by English author H. G. Wells, largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work T…

History of the Britons

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Nennius


One of the earliest recorded histories of Britain; Nennius wrote the book around 796BC. These days Nennius is recognised as being a teller, …

The General History of the Pyrates

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Captain Charles Johnson


A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. …

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…

The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 2

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Agnes Strickland


The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by he…

The Education of Henry Adams

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Henry Brooks Adams


The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning …

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