By: Caroline Dale Snedeker (1871-1956)
Theria is a young Delphian woman who becomes an oracle. Persian wars, a doomed love affair, and a strong woman make up this well-researched novel set in Ancient Greece. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
By: Caroline Emelia Stephen (1834-1909)
French History for English Children
A history of France from Ancient Gaul up until 1880, written in short easy to comprehend chapters aimed at teaching English children.
By: Caroline Hadley
|Woodside or, Look, Listen, and Learn.|
By: Carolyn M. Osborne
|A Burial Cave in Baja California The Palmer Collection, 1887|
By: Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947)
Woman Suffrage and Politics
Written after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and published in 1923, "This book's essential contribution must be sought in its revelation of the bearing of American politics upon the question of woman suffrage." The book traces the history of the women's suffrage movement in the United States from 1848 through 1920. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vole was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and ratified August 18, 1920. - Summary by J. M. Smallheer
By: Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950)
|A Century of Negro Migration|
By: Carter Woodson (1875-1950)
Century of Negro Migration
Dr. Woodson describes the internal migration of African Americans within the United States, including the Northern Migration and the draw of California. Cultural and sociological observations are made as well as a study of principal economic factors in this migration. Summary by KevinS.
By: Casimir Stryienski (1853-1912)
Eighteenth Century (National History of France)
This panoramic history of the last days of Bourbon France opens with the death of Louis XIV in 1715 and the minority of the ill-educated, Louis XV. The financial genius, John Law, precipitates a market bubble, with speculators frantic to buy and sell shares. The King, indolent and sensual, is content to leave the government to his cardinals and his mistresses. Meanwhile, France loses India and North America in the Seven Years' War. In 1774, Louis XVI succeeds his grandfather. Well-intentioned, but ineffectual, he falls under the sway of Marie-Antoinette and her favorites, so that when at last competent ministers are found to confront France's problems, it is too late.
By: Cassius Dio Cocceianus
|Dio's Rome, An Historical Narrative|
By: Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878)
|An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism With reference to the duty of American females|
By: Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899)
The Backwoods of Canada
The writer is as earnest in recommending ladies who belong to the higher class of settlers to cultivate all the mental resources of a superior education, as she is to induce them to discard all irrational and artificial wants and mere useless pursuits. She would willingly direct their attention to the natural history and botany of this new country, in which they will find a never-failing source of amusement and instruction, at once enlightening and elevating the mind, and serving to fill up the void left by the absence of those lighter feminine accomplishments, the practice of which are necessarily superseded by imperative domestic duties...
By: Catherine Albertson (1868-)
|In Ancient Albemarle|
By: Catherine Radziwill (1858-1941)
|Cecil Rhodes Man and Empire-Maker|
By: Cecil B. Hartley
|Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer|
By: Cecil Chesterton (1879-1918)
|A History of the United States|
By: Cecil Chisholm
|Sir John French An Authentic Biography|
By: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)
Crime, Its Causes and Remedies
Published as the third volume in the Modern Criminal Science Series, Cesare Lombroso, renowned Italian criminologist, collected a wealth of information regarding the incidence, classification, and causes of crime. Crime calendars, the geography of crime, unusual events and circumstances leading to more frequent crime, political motivations and associations of criminal enterprise and an assessment of the real value and effectiveness of prisons and reform programs are all included in this three part volume. - Summary by Leon Harvey
By: Chalkley J. Hambleton
A Gold Hunter's Experience
“Early in the summer of 1860, I had an attack of gold fever. In Chicago, the conditions for such a malady were all favorable. Since the panic of 1857 there had been three years of general depression, money was scarce, there was little activity in business, the outlook was discouraging, and I, like hundreds of others, felt blue.” Thus Chalkley J. Hambleton begins his pithy and engrossing tale of participation in the Pike’s Peak gold rush. Four men in partnership hauled 24 tons of mining equipment by ox cart across the Great Plains from St...
By: Charles A. (Charles Albert) Curtis (1835-1907)
|Captured by the Navajos|
By: Charles A. (Charles Albert) Murdock (1841-1928)
|A Backward Glance at Eighty Recollections & comment|
By: Charles A. Conant (1861-1915)
Alexander Hamilton was a significant figure in the political and economic development of the early United States. He served in the American Revolutionary War and became an aide to General George Washington. He was one of the authors (along with John Jay and James Madison) of a series of essays know as The Federalist Papers, which were written in support of the ratification of the proposed Constitution. Scholars and others still refer to these essays to this day for interpretation of the Constitution...
By: Charles A. Siringo (1855-1928)
History of Billy the Kid
A cowboy outlaw whose youthful daring has never been equalled in the annals of criminal history.When a bullet pierced his heart he was less than twenty-two years of age, and had killed twenty-one men, Indians not included.The author feels that he is capable of writing a true and unvarnished history of "Billy the Kid," as he was personally acquainted with him, and assisted in his capture, by furnishing Sheriff Pat Garrett with three of his fighting cowboys--Jas. H. East, Lee Hall and Lon Chambers...
By: Charles A. Ward (1846-1908)
Oracles of Nostradamus
Charles A. Ward was considered one of the most knowledgeable in his studies of the prophecies of Nostradamus. Ward viewed the prophecies of Nostradamus as predictions that only make sense in hindsight, rather than a tool for predicting future events. This work includes Ward's theories regarding the methods of prediction and his theoretical belief that the predictions were sequential. Ward details only a few of the actual predictions of Nostradamus in his interpretations but attempts to shed light on his theoretical orientation in hopes of making them easier to understand for the reader. - Summary by CJ Plogue
By: Charles Alan Fyffe (1845-1892)
|A History of Modern Europe, 1792-1878|
By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
Indian Heroes and Great Chieftans
EVERY age, every race, has its leaders and heroes. There were over sixty distinct tribes of Indians on this continent, each of which boasted its notable men. The names and deeds of some of these men will live in American history, yet in the true sense they are unknown, because misunderstood. I should like to present some of the greatest chiefs of modern times in the light of the native character and ideals, believing that the American people will gladly do them tardy justice.
The Soul of the Indian
"We also have a religion which was given to our forefathers, and has been handed down to us their children. It teaches us to be thankful, to be united, and to love one another! We never quarrel about religion."
Indian Child Life
The author was raised as an American Indian and describes what it was like to be an Indian boy (the first 7 chapters) and an Indian Girl (the last 7 chapters). This is very different from the slanted way the white man tried to picture them as 'savages' and 'brutes.'Quote: Dear Children:—You will like to know that the man who wrote these true stories is himself one of the people he describes so pleasantly and so lovingly for you. He hopes that when you have finished this book, the Indians will seem to you very real and very friendly...
By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
|Wigwam Evenings Sioux Folk Tales Retold|
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 the North American Indian. He addressed issues such as Indian schools, health, government policy and agencies, and citizenship in this book. In connection with his writings, Eastman was in steady demand as a lecturer and public speaker with the purpose of interpreting his race to the present age.
By: Charles Alexander Stewart
|A Virginia Village|
By: Charles Augustus Leale (1842-1932)
|Lincoln's Last Hours|
By: Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)
History of the United States: The Colonial Period Onwards
Vol. I: The Colonial Period. Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first Greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor union movement (Woman as a Force in History, 1946)...
By: Charles Babbage (1792-1871)
|Reflections on the Decline of Science in England|
By: Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)
|Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker|
By: Charles C. Nott (1827-1916)
Mystery of the Pinckney Draught
Charles Pinckney, member of the South Carolina legislature, Confederation Congress, U.S. Congress, and notably the Constitutional Convention of 1787, may have been regarded by some as perhaps the true author of the U.S. Constitution, although most likely James Madison would vehemently argue the point. This book investigates what may, or may not have happened to the draft of the Constitution which was drawn up by Charles Pinckney and submitted to the Constitutional Convention in May of 1787, and how (or if) it differed from the Constitution which was adopted...
By: Charles C. Royce (1845-1923)
|Cessions of Land by Indian Tribes to the United States|
By: Charles Carleton Coffin (1823-1896)
|Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times 1769 - 1776 A Historical Romance|
|My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field|
|Winning His Way|
By: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
The Voyage of the Beagle
The book, also known as Darwin’s Journal of Researches, is a vivid and exciting travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal covering biology, geology, and anthropology that demonstrates Darwin’s keen powers of observation, written at a time when Western Europeans were still discovering and exploring much of the rest of the world. Although Darwin revisited some areas during the expedition, for clarity the chapters of the book are ordered by reference to places and locations rather than chronologically. With hindsight, ideas which Darwin would later develop into his theory of evolution by natural selection are hinted at in his notes and in the book .
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876 and had finished it by August 3. The book was edited by Charles Darwin’s son Francis Darwin, who removed several passages about Darwin’s critical views of God and Christianity...
By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Child's History of England
A Child’s History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854. Dickens dedicated the book to “My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject”. The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the ascension of Queen Victoria.
|Speeches: Literary and Social|
By: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
|The Story of Pocahontas|
|Captain John Smith|
|Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing|
By: Charles E. (Charles Edward) Young (1846-)
|Dangers of the Trail in 1865 A Narrative of Actual Events|
By: Charles E. Hatch
|The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624|
By: Charles Edward Chapman (1880-1941)
History of California: The Spanish Period
If you have ever wondered why Spain was first to “settle” the Golden State, this book is for you. Professor Chapman has produced a comprehensive and highly entertaining popular history of “the Californias,” beginning with a nod to geography and the native races and carrying on through to the arrival of Old Glory in 1848. What might in less capable hands have proved a heavy historical loaf to digest is lightened and leavened with the yeast of “interesting incident” throughout. Consider...
By: Charles Edward Moberly (1820-1893)
Early Tudors: Henry VII and Henry VIII
Following the chaos of the Wars of the Roses, the reigns of Henry VII and VIII were autocratic and centralized to an unprecedented degree. This slim volume by the British historian and educator, Charles Moberly, provides many interesting details about the reigns of these two monarchs. But the author also offers a clear picture of the European context in which they acted: the Reformation struggle, the rivalry between the King Francis I and Emperor Charles V, the influence of the Popes, and the struggle for Italy.
By: Charles Edwyn Vaughan (1854-1922)
|English literary criticism|
By: Charles Foster Kent
The Making of a Nation: The Beginnings of Israel's History
Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies at the turn of the century. He was particularly well-known for his comparisons of early Christianity to its Jewish roots. He also wrote several distinguished histories of Israel, the Jewish people, Torah studies, and the development of oral Torah.
By: Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915)
|"Imperialism" and "The Tracks of Our Forefathers"|
By: Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (1807-1886)
Letters of Mrs. Adams, the Wife of John Adams, Vol. 1
Abigail Adams lived the American Revolution as the wife of one of its central figures--John Adams. Her family correspondence, published along with a memoir by her grandson, Charles Francis Adams, brings that era into eloquent focus. What was it like to hear the cannon's roar from your window? to face pestilence? food shortages? rampant inflation? devalued coinage? to raise four children alone--and earn the money to keep your household afloat, while your husband was engaged in politics and diplomacy miles and oceans away ...
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903)
|The English Gipsies and Their Language|
|Algonquin Legends of New England|
By: Charles Greville (1794-1865)
|The Greville Memoirs (Second Part) A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 (Volume 1 of 3)|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. I|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. II|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. III|
By: Charles H. Clarke
|History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the Spring and Summer of 1861|
By: Charles Harrison (-1943)
|A Humorous History of England|
By: Charles Haven Ladd Johnston (1877-1943)
|Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea Their rovings, cruises, escapades, and fierce battling upon the ocean for patriotism and for treasure|
By: Charles Hemstreet (1866-?)
The Story of Manhattan
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 finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York.
By: Charles Henry Eden (1839-1900)
|Australian Search Party|
By: Charles Hersey
|Reminiscences of the Military Life and Sufferings of Col. Timothy Bigelow, Commander of the Fifteenth Regiment of the Massachusetts Line in the Continental Army, during the War of the Revolution|
By: Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1937)
Normans in European History
Wherever their ships took them, the Normans (Northman) were ruthless conquerors but gifted governors. These eight lectures, given in Boston in 1915 by the eminent Harvard medievalist, Charles Homer Haskins, chronicle the achievements of these descendants of the Vikings, whose genius for assimilation transformed them into French, English, and Sicilian citizens of well-run states. Haskins discusses the great William the Conqueror and Henry II, the impetuous Richard the Lion-Hearted, and the hapless King John. The Normans founded the Kingdom of Sicily in which there was religious toleration and a Saracen bureaucracy, and left us a moving picture of themselves in the Bayeux Tapestry.
By: Charles Inman Barnard (1850-)
|Paris War Days Diary of an American|
By: Charles J. (Charles John) Abbey (1833-1919)
|The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|
By: Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
|History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second|
By: Charles Johnson
A General History of the Pyrates
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym. The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors. In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available sources, though he embellishes the stories somewhat...
By: Charles K. (Charles Knapp) Dillaway (1804-1889)
|Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)|
By: Charles Kent (1823-1902)
|Charles Dickens as a Reader|
By: Charles King (1844-1933)
|A War-Time Wooing A Story|
|Ray's Daughter A Story of Manila|
By: Charles Kingsley
Charles Kingsley (June 12 1819 - January 23 1875) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire. As a novelist, his chief power lay in his descriptive faculties, which are evident in this novel as he pictures the Egyptian desert and the ancient city Alexandria. Hypatia, 1st published in 1853, is set in 5th Century A.D. Egypt. It centers upon a young orphan monk from a desert monastery who feels called to continue his religious life in the city...
Madam How and Lady Why
Did you ever wish you knew how to explain natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes to your children? Search no more, this book has all the answers (at least all the ones that were known in 1869) and gives them in a pedagogical way. Listed on the Ambleside homeschooling list.
|Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth|
|Health and Education|
|Historical Lectures and Essays|
|The Ancien Regime|
|Froude's History of England|
|Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore|
|Sir Walter Raleigh and His Time|
|Plays and Puritans|
|The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge|
By: Charles Kingston O'Mahony (1884-)
|The Viceroys of Ireland|
By: Charles Knowles (1704?-1777)
|An Account of the expedition to Carthagena, with explanatory notes and observations|
By: Charles Knowles Bolton (1867-1950)
Private Soldier Under Washington
Much was been written about the American Revolution, but our knowledge of the private solders of the patriot army is confined chiefly to Washington’s description of their sufferings at Valley Forge. This 1902 book by a Harvard University librarian helps to fill in the picture of the common soldier throughout the war by collating references from a great many primary and secondary sources. - Summary by Book Preface and David Wales
By: Charles L. (Charles Larcom) Graves (1856-1944)
|Mr. Punch's History of the Great War|
By: Charles Mackay (1814-1889)
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: “National Delusions”, “Peculiar Follies”, and “Philosophical Delusions”.The subjects of Mackay’s debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles.
By: Charles Major (1856-1913)
When Knighthood Was in Flower
Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henry VIII of England who has fallen in love with a commoner. However, for political reasons, King Henry has arranged for her to wed King Louis XII of France and demands his sister put the House of Tudor first, threatening, "You will marry France and I will give you a wedding present – Charles Brandon's head!"
By: Charles Maurice Davies (1828-1910)
|Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis|