By: Aubertine Woodward Moore (1841-1929)
For Every Music Lover
A series of essays for music lovers, covering many topics. From music appreciation, to violin and symphony, music education, to piano and, in fact, the very origins of music, there is sure to be something for everyone.
By: Bartolomé Mitre (1821-1906)
Emancipation of South America
THREE great names stand forth conspicuous in the annals of America, those of Washington, Bolívar, San Martin. Of Washington, the great leader of the Democracy of the North; of Bolívar and of San Martin, who were the emancipators of the southern half of the continent. The story of the life-work of the latter of these two is the Argument of this book.The scene of action passes on a vast theatre, a territory extending for more than fifty degrees of latitude, from Cape Horn to the Tropic of Cancer, and occupies twenty years of strife...
By: Evaleen Stein (1863-1923)
Gabriel and the Hour Book
Brother Stephen has the heart of an artist and wishes to leave the abbey to travel and see the world. However, King Louis has decreed that an "hour book" be made for his bride, Lady Anne, which in turn causes the Abbott to refuse Brother Stephen's request to leave the brotherhood as his illuminations are the most beautiful, and as such, he desires that Brother Stephen should be the one to make the hour book. This decision angers Brother Stephen. Will Brother Stephen stay at the abbey and carry out his task or will he refuse and bring about a ban against him, a serious matter indeed...
By: Francis Fisher Browne (1843-1913)
Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper, serviceman, state legislator, lawyer, politician, Republican Party leader, and of course President. Along the way we learn about his days of hardship as a beginning lawyer, his love for Anne Rutledge, such myths as "Honest Abe," and his deep concerns over the issue of slavery. The author uses Lincoln's correspondence with others to show his personality traits and opinions about topics of his world.
By: Frederick Douglass (c.1818-1895)
Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass
These two articles were reproduced as an e-book by Project Gutenberg in 2008 to supplement "...several articles by Frederick Douglass, whose larger work was presented in book form as a January, 1993 Project Gutenberg Etext to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day...." The articles narrated here are "My Escape From Slavery" (1881) and "Reconstruction" (1866).
My Bondage and My Freedom
The life of Frederick Douglass, recorded in the pages which follow, is not merely an example of self elevation under the most adverse circumstances; it is, moreover, a noble vindication of the highest aims of the American anti-slavery movement.
By: Imbert de Saint-Amand (1834-1900)
Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty
Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed."France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent years following the Revolution, and this book chronicles the terrible period of French history which culminated in the proclamation: "Royalty is abolished in France...
By: Jefferson Davis (1808-1889)
Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1a
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War. Davis spared little detail in describing every aspect of the Confederate constitution and government, in addition to which he retold in detail numerous military campaigns...
By: John T. Morse (1840-1937)
John Quincy Adams
This biography contains three main sections. the first covers Adams's early years and his time as a diplomat--both in America and overseas. The second tells of his two careers as Secretary of State and President. The last involves his years in the House of Representatives.
By: Josephine Butler (1828-1906)
Native Races and the War
Josephine Elizabeth Butler was a Victorian era British feminist who was strongly committed to liberal reforms. As a result of her efforts, international organisations including the International Abolitionist Federation were set up to campaign against state regulation of prostitution and the trafficking in women and children. This book reflects her abhorrence of slavery in all its forms and is particularly pertinent in our world of today.
By: Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1830-1907)
History of American Christianity
Published in 1897, this book describes the advent of Christianity in the United States from the landing of the first explorers with their mission to convert the natives to the time immediately following the Civil War. Bacon discusses the church's response to the social, political and religious issues of the day, and provides an introduction to the beginnings of such para-church organizations as the YMCA and American Bible Society.
By: Louis Aubrey Wood (1883-1955)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Beginnings of Manitoba
This, volume 21 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the settlement of the Red River Colony by Lord Selkirk, and the struggles it had against the North-West Company. The fledgling settlement eventually became the city of Manitoba.
By: Mabel Bent (c.1847-1929)
Southern Arabia recounts a threatening four-month journey into North Eastern Ethiopia by the Bents. These brave travelers were the first to travel without disguise in a region where Westerners had formerly been fortunate to escape with their lives.
By: Mary Anne Barker (1831-1911)
Station Life in New Zealand
Station Life in New Zealand is a collection of cheerful and interesting letters written by Lady Mary Anne Barker (nee Mary Anne Stewart) that is a New Zealand "classic". These letters are described in the Preface as "the exact account of a lady's experience of the brighter and less practical side of colonisation". The letters were written between 1865 and 1868 and cover the time of her travel with her husband (Frederick Broomie) to New Zealand and life on a colonial sheep-station at their homestead "Broomielaw", located in the Province of Canterbury, South Island of New Zealand...
By: Mary Ella Lyng
History Plays for the Grammar Grades
A charming collection of 14 short American history plays for the very young - ranging from Christopher Columbus to George Washington to Susan B Anthony.
By: Randolph B. Marcy (1812-1887)
Commissioned by the US War Department and written in 1859 by a decorated US Army captain, The Prairie Traveler is a complete how-to travel guide for the westward-bound pioneer. Covering topics from first aid for rattlesnake bites to how to travel 70 miles across the desert without water for one's livestock, the guide includes 28 travel itineraries with mileage and firewood availability.
By: Rev. James MacCaffrey (1875-1935)
History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution: Volume 1
This first volume of a two volume set traces the trials and triumphs of the Catholic Church during the period before the reformation up to the 19th century. The origins, causes and developments of the various protestant sects that were the fruit of the reformation are studied in depth, as well as the men, schools of thought and movements within and without the Church that influenced this important time period in Church history.
By: Sam Cowan
Sergeant York and His People
From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in the ways of the world. Caught by the enemy in the cove of a hill in the Forest of Argonne, he did not run; but sank into the bushes and single-handed fought a battalion of German machine gunners until he made them come down that hill to him with their hands in air. There were one hundred and thirty-two of them left, and he marched them, prisoners, into the American line...
By: Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)
Book of American Explorers
This book tells the story of exploration in America in the words of the explorers themselves. It consists of extracts from narratives of the early discoverers and explorers of the American continent from the Northmen in 10th century to 17th century Massachusets Bay Colony. - Summary by Kikisaulite
By: Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963)
The Ordeal of Mark Twain (Version 2)
The Ordeal of Mark Twain analyzes the literary progression of Samuel L. Clemens and attributes shortcomings to Clemens' mother and wife. The Encyclopaedia Britannica says, Brooks' work "was a psychological study attempting to show that Twain had crippled himself emotionally and curtailed his genius by repressing his natural artistic bent for the sake of his Calvinist upbringing." Also, Brooks says, his literary spirit was sidelined as "...Mark Twain was inducted into the Gilded Age, launched, in defiance of that instinct which only for a few years was to allow him inner peace, upon the vast welter of a society blind like himself, like him committed to the pursuit of worldly success...
This is not merely a book about the Russian Jews. It is a marvellous revelation of the Russian soul. It shows not only that the overwhelming majority of the Russian intellectuals, including nearly all of her brilliant literary geniuses, are opposed to the persecution of the Jews or any other race, but that they have a capacity for sympathy and understanding of humanity unequalled in any other land. I do not know of any book where the genius and heart of Russia is better displayed. Not only her leading litterateurs but also her leading statesmen and economists are represented—and all of them speak as with a single voice.
By: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)
Preface to Politics
This is the first book in the bibliography of Walter Lippmann, written three years after emerging from Harvard where he studied under the pragmatists Santayana and James. Although the work is a century old, the reader of today may still find in it, with its focus on practical human needs, a refreshing view towards the fundamental purpose (and persistent flaws) of politics, and indeed government itself, just as relevant and meaningful today as when it was written.
By: William Wood (1864-1947)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 31 - All Afloat: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways
No exhaustive Canadian 'water history' can possibly be attempted here. That would require a series of its own. But at least a first attempt will be made to give some general idea of what such a history would contain in fuller detail: of the kayaks and canoes the Eskimos and Indians used before the white man came, and use today; of the small craft moved by oar and sail that slowly displaced those moved only by the paddle; of the sailing vessels proper, and how they plied along Canadian waterways,...
By: A Gentleman of Elvas [pseud.]
|A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557
By: A. A. (Andrew Archibald) Paton (1811-1874)
|Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family or, A Residence in Belgrade and Travels in the Highlands and Woodlands of the Interior, during the years 1843 and 1844.
By: A. B. (Anders Björn) Drachmann (1860-1935)
|Atheism in Pagan Antiquity
By: A. C. (Albert Charles) Seward (1863-1941)
|Darwin and Modern Science
By: A. D. (August D.) Luckhoff
By: A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster) Hamlin (1855-1926)
|A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
By: A. F. (Augustus Ferryman) Mockler-Ferryman (1856-1930)
|Peeps at Many Lands: Norway
By: A. G. (Alfred Greenwood) Hales (1870-1936)
|Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front
By: A. G. (Andrew George) Little (1863-1945)
|Mediæval Wales Chiefly in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Six Popular Lectures
By: A. G. Seklemian
Golden Maiden and Other Folk Tales and Fairy Stories Told in Armenia
Armenians trace their history back to before the time of the Babylonians and earliest recorded history - in fact, to Togarmah, a grandson of Japhet, Noah's son, who settled in Armenia after the Ark came to rest on mount Ararat. Armenia was also the first State in the world to adopt Christianity as their official religion, around the 3rd Century AD. This book contains many wonderful folk and fairy tales culled from this long history of the Armenian country people, to whom all nature is full of stories, by the scholar and storyteller Mr. A. G. Seklemian. - Summary by Noel Badrian
By: A. H. J. (Abel Hendy Jones) Greenidge (1865-1906)
|A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate
By: A. H. U. Colquhoun (1861-1936)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 28 - The Fathers of Confederation: A Chronicle of the Birth of the Dominion
During and after the United States' War of Independence, Canada remained loyal to Great Britain. The upheavals of the 1830's and early 1840's led to a Popular Government and union of Upper and Lower Canada in 1841, but many still wanted confederation of the provinces into one centralized government. It would take over two decades for that to become a reality, "From Sea to Sea". This work chronicles the birth of the Dominion of Canada.
By: A. J. (Alfred James) Hill (1833-1895)
|History of Company E of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry
By: A. J. (Augustine J.) O'Reilly
|Alvira, the Heroine of Vesuvius
By: A. K. Browne
|The Story of the Kearsarge and Alabama
By: A. M. (Albert Moore) Reese (1872-)
|Wanderings in the Orient
By: A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson (1857-1944)
By: A. Mouritz (1861-1943)
“The Flu”: A Brief History of Influenza in U. S. America, Europe, Hawaii
PREFACE This Booklet has been written and compiled for the use of any student or layman who seeks concise and clear information on the history of Influenza. Brief and salient facts are set forth relating to “Flu” epidemics and pandemics: other collateral features have also been discussed, connected with or bearing upon this subject. Honolulu, Hawaii, U. S. A., 1921. - A. Mouritz Notes: Much of the material in "The Flu" is still relevant today, like pandemic terminology, thoughts about causes and micro-organisms, the flu's relationship with pneumonia, the impact on society, and approaches to treatments "The Flu" is included in the Surgeon General's Library at the U...
By: A. Murray Smith
By: A. Stanley Blicq
|Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
By: A. T. (Albert Ten Eyck) Olmstead
By: A. T. Mahan (1840-1914)
|The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence
|Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 1
|Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy
|The Gulf and Inland Waters
|Shakespeare's Christmas Gift to Queen Bess
|Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900
|The Life of Nelson, Volume 1 The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain
|Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles
By: A. T. Thomson (1797-1862)
|The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 1
|Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.
|The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 2
By: A. Woodward
|A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin or, An Essay on Slavery
By: Abd Salam Shabeeny (fl. 1820)
|An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa
By: Abigail Mott (1766-1851)
Narratives of Colored Americans
Abigail Mott was a Quaker and abolitionist from New York who, along with fellow Quaker M. S. Wood, has compiled a provocative collection of stories of “Colored Americans.” They range from well-known figures such as Phillis Wheatley and Sojourner Truth to the common men and women who give poignant insights of their life. Selections consist of short anecdotes, essays, stories, letters and poetry. Many have strong religious and spiritual themes. - Summary by Larry Wilson
By: Abner Doubleday (1819-1893)
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
Abner Doubleday began the Civil War as a Union officer and aimed the first cannon shot in response to the bombardment opened on Ft. Sumter in 1861. Two years later, after a series of battles (including Antietam, where he was wounded), Doubleday took over a division in the Army of the Potomac's 1st Corps.These are his memoirs of service in two of the War's great campaigns. At Chancellorsville, a very promising start made by General Hooker against Lee's Confederate forces fell to a defeat when, in...
By: Abner Stocking (1753-)
|An interesting journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut detailing the distressing events of the expedition against Quebec, under the command of Col. Arnold in the year 1775
By: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Lincoln at Cooper Union
On 27 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave this address at the Cooper Union in New York City. When he gave the speech, Lincoln was considered by many to be just a country lawyer. After he gave the speech, he soon became his party’s nominee for president.
|Abraham Lincoln Writings
|Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
|Quotes and Images From The Writings of Abraham Lincoln
|Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
|The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 1: 1832-1843
|The Emancipation Proclamation
|The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 3 The Lincoln-Douglas debates
|The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 4 The Lincoln-Douglas debates
|The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address
By: Abraham Tomlinson
The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775
“Perceiving that much of the intrinsic value of these Journals would consist in a proper understanding of the historical facts to which allusions are made in them, I prevailed upon Mr. Lossing, the well-known author of the “Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution” to illustrate and elucidate these diaries by explanatory notes. His name is a sufficient guaranty for their accuracy and general usefulness”
By: Adam G. De Gurowski (1805-1866)
|Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862
|Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
By: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)
|My First Battle A Sergeant's Story
By: Adam Storey Farrar (1826-1905)
|History of Free Thought in Reference to The Christian Religion
By: Addison B. Poland
|Famous Men of the Middle Ages
By: Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing) Stevenson (1835-1914)
|Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective
By: Adolf von Harnack (1851-1930)
|History of Dogma, Volume 1
By: Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (1840-1914)
|Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos Papers Of The Archæological Institute Of America, American Series, Vol. I
|Documentary History of the Rio Grande Pueblos of New Mexico; I. Bibliographic Introduction Papers of the School of American Archaeology, No. 13
By: Agénor Gasparin (1810-1871)
|The Uprising of a Great People The United States in 1861. to Which is Added a Word of Peace on the Difference Between England the United States.
By: Agnes Arber (1879-1960)
Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany
Eminent British botanist Agnes Arber provides an authoritative history of printed Herbals -- books widely used in early modern Europe to catalogue the uses of different kinds of plants. While Herbals often reflected pre-scientific and magical beliefs about the properties of plants, Arber's work reveals that they were also critical to the early development of botany and medicine as empirical sciences. A classic in the history of science. - Summary by Josh Leach
By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)
|Pathfinders of the West Being the Thrilling Story of the Adventures of the Men Who Discovered the Great Northwest: Radisson, La Vérendrye, Lewis and Clark
|Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward
Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters
This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. It includes accounts of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, Mackenzie, Fraser, and Thompson.
Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia
Between the California and Yukon/Klondike gold rushes was the Cariboo Gold Rush in what would become northern British Columbia. The first discovery was made in 1859, but the rush didn't get underway in earnest until 1861. This short work documents the story of this lesser-known era and how it directly affected the development of British Columbia.
|The Canadian Commonwealth
Canada: the Empire of the North
CANADA, THE EMPIRE OF THE NORTHBy Agnes C. LautPREFACETo re-create the shadowy figures of the heroic past, to clothe the dead once more in flesh and blood, to set the puppets of the play in life's great dramas again upon the stage of action,--frankly, this may not be formal history, but it is what makes the past most real to the present day. Pictures of men and women, of moving throngs and heroic episodes, stick faster in the mind than lists of governors and arguments on treaties. Such pictures may not be history, but they breathe life into the skeletons of the past...
By: Agnes Deans Cameron (1863-1912)
|The New North
By: Agnes Edwards (1888-1954)
Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth
A delightful trip from Boston through a dozen South Shore towns to Plymouth, stopping in each to explore a bit of the local history and 'modern' highlights. Written in 1920, it's a great journey through the past.
By: Agnes Ethel Conway (1885-1950)
The Book of Art for Young People
This is a charming book on Art History for children (and everyone else). Each chapter focuses on a great painting, reproduced in color in the original text. The authors explain the story behind the paintings, as well as the life, times, and techniques of the artists.
By: Agnes Warner
|'My Beloved Poilus'
By: Alan Sullivan (1868-1947)
By: Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943)
|The Mentor: The War of 1812 Volume 4, Number 3, Serial Number 103; 15 March, 1916.
|Formation of the Union, 1750-1829
By: Albert C. Manucy
|Artillery Through the Ages A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America
By: Albert Ernest Jenks
The Bontoc Igorot
The Bontoc Igorotby Albert Ernest JenksPREFACEAfter an expedition of two months in September, October, and November, 1902, among the people of northern Luzon it was decided that the Igorot of Bontoc pueblo, in the Province of Lepanto-Bontoc, are as typical of the primitive mountain agriculturist of Luzon as any group visited, and that ethnologic investigations directed from Bontoc pueblo would enable the investigator to show the culture of the primitive mountaineer of Luzon as well as or better than investigations centered elsewhere...
By: Albert G. (Albert Gardner) Robinson (1855-1932)
|Cuba, Old and New