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The Facts of Reconstruction

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John R. Lynch


After the American Civil War, John R. Lynch, who had been a slave in Mississippi, began his political career in 1869 by first becoming Justi…

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…

The Story of Manhattan

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Charles Hemstreet


The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishe…

The Witches of New York

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Q. K. Philander Doesticks


A humorous account of visits to various fortune tellers, card readers, seers, and other "witches" of New York. Written by Q.K. Phi…

Chapter XXI Part 2

In The Journal of Lewis and Clarke (1840)

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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and Meriwether Lewis


"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocea…

28 - Of Baptism, pt 1

In Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 4

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John Calvin


Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western worl…

The Case Against Introspection

In American Psychology, 1900-1922

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Knight Dunlap


This is the first of what is intended to be three projects featuring journal articles which chart the development of psychology as an academ…

Paradoxes of Relativity, Are You Sure of Your Shape?

In Easy Lessons in Einstein

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Edwin E. Slosson


Published in 1920, Slosson’s Easy Lessons in Einstein is one of the first popularizations of Einstein’s theory of relativity. This book is m…

28 - Appendix

In How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

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Jacob Riis and Jacob A. Riis


How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting…

The Body Machine and its Work, Part 3

In The Outline of Science, Vol 2

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J. Arthur Thomson


The Outline of Science was written specifically with the man-on-the-street in mind as the target audience. Covering scientific subjects rang…

Private Security Personnel and Military Functions, Accuracy, Reliability, and C…

In Report of the Inquiry into the Role and Oversight of Private Security Contracto…

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United States Senate Committee on Armed Services


The Inquiry into the Role and Oversight of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan, which reported in September 2010, was precipitated b…

Chapter Three, Part 1

In What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government

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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon


What Is Property?: or, An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government (French: Qu'est-ce que la propriété ? ou Reche…

The Locomotive Chase in Georgia

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 020

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William Pittenger


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

XX. Secondary Sexual Characters of Man (cont.) pt.2

In The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 3

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Charles Darwin


III. SEXUAL SELECTION IN RELATION TO MAN, AND CONCLUSION.Part 3 of 3 of a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, …