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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

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Florence Hartley


A guide for ladies, written in 1860, on what is accepted as correct behavior in polite society. The advice covers dress, travelling, staying…

Woman in the Nineteenth Century

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Margaret Fuller


Margaret Fuller was an American feminist, writer, and intellectual associated with the Transcendentalist movement. Her book Woman in the Nin…

The Soul or Rational Psychology

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Emanuel Swedenborg


Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772, was born in Stockholm, Sweden and died in London, England. He was a voluminous writer of scientific treatise…

The Psychology of Peoples: Its Influence on Their Evolution

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Gustave Le Bon


"It is barely a century and a half ago that certain philosophers, who, it should be remarked, were very ignorant of the primitive histo…

Civil Rights and Equal Protection Cases 1950-1960

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United States Supreme Court


Landmark United States Supreme Court decisions focusing on civil rights and equal protection between 1950 and 1960. (summary by Kelli Robins…

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

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Gustave Le Bon


"Civilisations as yet have only been created and directed by a small intellectual aristocracy, never by crowds. Crowds are only powerfu…

Drugging a Nation

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Samuel Merwin


Drugging a Nation is a journalistic reveal of the extent to which the British Empire was culpable in the dissemination and subsequent near t…

Deportation: Its Meaning and Menace. Last Message to the People of America

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Emma Goldman


A pamphlet written by Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman shortly before their deportation from the US in 1919. - Summary by Krzysztof Rowińs…

What the White Race May Learn from the Indian

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George Wharton James


People learn from other people, and races have forever learned from other races. Herein we are treated to an in-depth understanding of categ…

Culture and Anarchy

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Matthew Arnold


Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book…

Neighbors - Life Stories of the Other Half

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Jacob A. Riis


These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records o…

Human Nature And Conduct - Part 1, The Place of Habit 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 …

The Lepers of Molokai

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Charles Warren Stoddard


This is the story of the lepers of Molokai and of the Roman Catholic missionary, Father Damien, who ministered to those who languished in th…

Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners

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Theodore Dreiser


Serialized in Shadowland from November 1921 to February 1922, Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners is Theodore Dreiser's shocking four part exp…

A Cursory History of Swearing

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Julian Sharman


This is a very readable scientific account of Swearing and Cursing in the English Language. Not only is an enlightening historical account g…

Chinese Sketches

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Herbert Allen Giles


Herbert Giles was in the diplomatic service in China from 1867 to 1893. His frank observations on Chinese culture and people form the basis…

The Spinster Book

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Myrtle Reed


A cross between guidebook and social commentary, The Spinster Book gives clever and humorous insights on topics such as courting, handling m…

When Knights Were Bold

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Eva March Tappan


This book is in no degree an attempt to relate the involved and intricate history of the Middle Ages. Its plan is, rather, to present pictur…

Strange Pages from Family Papers

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Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer


“Among other qualities which have been supposed to belong to a dead man’s hand, are its medicinal virtues, in connection with which may be m…

Damn! A Book of Calumny

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H. L. Mencken


Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (1880 – 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of Ameri…

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