By: Brander Matthews (1852-1929)
|Inquiries and Opinions|
By: Bret Harte (1836-1902)
By: Brooks Adams (1848-1927)
The Theory of Social Revolutions
Brooks Adams (1848- 1927), was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He believed that commercial civilizations rise and fall in predictable cycles. First, masses of people draw together in large population centers and engage in commercial activities. As their desire for wealth grows, they discard spiritual and creative values. Their greed leads to distrust and dishonesty, and eventually the society crumbles. In The Law of Civilisation and Decay (1895), Adams noted that as new population centers emerged in the west, centers of world trade shifted from Constantinople to Venice to Amsterdam to London...
|The Emancipation of Massachusetts|
By: Bruce Bairnsfather (1888?-1959)
|Fragments From France|
|Bullets & Billets|
By: BS Murthy
Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife
When a bunch of apparently non-practicing Musalmans headed by Mohamed Atta launched that fidayeen attack on New York’s World Trade Centre that Sep 11, the world at large, by then familiar with the ways of the Islamic terrorism, was at a loss to fathom the unthinkable source of that unexpected means of the new Islamist scourge. The symptoms of a latent terrorist in the Muslim youth can be traced to the sublimity of Muhammad's preaching’s in Mecca and the severity of his Medina sermons make Islam a Janus-faced faith that forever bedevils the mind of the Musalmans...
By: Budgett Meakin (1866-1906)
|Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond|
By: Bulstrode Whitlocke (1605-1676?)
|A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II.|
By: Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872-1962)
|A Soldier of Virginia|
By: Burton Jesse Hendrick (1870-1949)
|The Age of Big Business; a chronicle of the captains of industry|
|The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|
By: Bury Palliser (1805-1878)
|Brittany & Its Byways|
By: Byron A. Dunn (1842-1926)
Raiding with Morgan
It is a fictional tale of cavalry actions during the U.S. Civil War, under General John Morgan.
By: C. A. (Caroline Augusta) Frazer
|Atmâ A Romance|
By: C. A. (Cyrus Augustus) Bartol (1813-1900)
|Senatorial Character A Sermon in West Church, Boston, Sunday, 15th of March, After the Decease of Charles Sumner.|
By: C. A. Rose
|Three years in France with the Guns: Being Episodes in the life of a Field Battery|
By: C. B. Black (-1906)
|The South of France—East Half|
|Itinerary through Corsica by its Rail, Carriage & Forest Roads|
By: C. Bryson Taylor (1880-)
|Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain|
By: C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Andrews (1829-1922)
|Minnesota and Dacotah|
By: C. C. James (1863-1916)
History of Farming in Ontario
This paper takes the reader through the early settlement from 1783 to the modern period of 1888-1912. We see how farming and farm industries developed and how the population was distributed during these times. We see the trends of settlers moving into the Urban centers instead of rural and how the farm industries (making cheese, butter, wool, etc) move off the farm to the city factories. Excerpt: “The farmer’s wife in those days was perhaps the most expert master of trades ever known. She could spin and weave, make a carpet or a rug, dye yarns and clothes, and make a straw hat or a birch broom...
By: C. E. (Charles Edward) Callwell (1859-1928)
|Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918|
By: C. E. W. (Charles Edwin Woodrow) Bean (1879-1968)
|Letters from France|
By: C. F. (Charles Fayette) McGlashan
|History of the Donner Party, a Tragedy of the Sierra|
By: C. F. (Charles Finch) Dowsett (1836?-1915)
|A start in life. A journey across America. Fruit farming in California|
By: C. F. Argyll Saxby
|The Fiery Totem A Tale of Adventure in the Canadian North-West|
By: C. G. (Charles Gilbert) Hine (1859-1931)
|The New York and Albany Post Road From Kings Bridge|
By: C. Gasquoine Hartley (1867-1928)
|The Truth About Woman|
By: C. H. Thomas
|Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) The Conspiracy of the 19th Century Unmasked|
By: C. H. W. (Claude Hermann Walter) Johns (1857-1920)
|Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters|
By: C. R. M. F. (Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser) Cruttwell (1887-1941)
|The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)|
By: C. R. N. (Charles Richard Newdigate) Burne
|With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900) Journal of Active Service|
By: C. Reginald (Charles Reginald) Enock (1868-1970)
|Mexico Its Ancient and Modern Civilisation, History, Political Conditions, Topography, Natural Resources, Industries and General Development|
By: C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque (1783-1840)
|The Ancient Monuments of North and South America, 2nd ed.|
By: Caleb Huse (1831-1905)
|The Supplies for the Confederate Army, how they were obtained in Europe and how paid for.|
By: Calista McCabe Courtenay
In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military career, first as a colonel in the Virgina militia and then as a member of General Braddock'a staff during the French and Indian War. He later commanded the Virginia forces before joining the First Continental Congress. Much of the book is devoted to his campaigns during the American Revolution. At the end, we see him as President for two terms.
By: Calvin Olin Davis (1871-)
|A Guide to Methods and Observation in History Studies in High School Observation|
By: Camille Mauclair (1872-1945)
|The French Impressionists (1860-1900)|
By: Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
|On the Execution of Music, and Principally of Ancient Music|
By: Canniff Haight (1825-1901)
|Country Life in Canada Fifty Years Ago Personal recollections and reminiscences of a sexagenarian|
By: Captain John Smith (1580-1631)
A Description of New England
Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Virginia Indian girl Pocahontas during an altercation with the Powhatan Confederacy and her father, Chief Powhatan. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay...
By: Captain Rees Howell Gronow (1794-1865)
Reminiscences of Captain Gronow
A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century Paris, by a sometime Grenadier Guards officer, unsuccessful parliamentarian, and dandy. Gronow displays social attitudes of the day which would now be regarded as unacceptable, but is a clever raconteur who brings to life both the horrors of war and the gaiety of high society.
By: Carl Ewald (1856-1908)
By: Carl Lotus Becker (1873-1945)
|Beginnings of the American People|
|The Eve of the Revolution; a chronicle of the breach with England|
By: Carl Lumholtz (1851-1922)
|Through Central Borneo; an Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917|
Unknown MexicoA Record of Five Years' Exploration Among the Tribes of the Western Sierra Madre; In the Tierra Caliente of Tepic and Jalisco; and Among the Tarascos of Michoacan By Carl Lumholtz, M.A. PREFACE In the course of my travels in Australia, and especially after my arrival at Upper Herbert River in Northern Queensland, I soon perceived that it would be impracticable for me to hunt for zoological specimens without first securing the assistance of the natives of the country. Thus it came about...
By: Carl Niebuhr (1861-1927)
|The Tell El Amarna Period|
By: Carl Russell Fish (1876-1932)
|The Path of Empire; a chronicle of the United States as a world power|
By: Carlton McCarthy (1847-1936)
Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865
The author, who fought as a private in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, describes the Confederate soldier’s daily struggles with hunger, illness, fear, and the perils of combat; as well as his pride of service, love of comrades, and courage in the face of overwhelming odds
By: Caroline C. Leighton
|Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California|
By: Caroline Clifford Newton (-1936)
|Once Upon a Time in Connecticut|
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: Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950)
|A Century of Negro Migration|
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: 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 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)
|Wieland: or, the Transformation, an American Tale|
|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 Tale of Two Cities
Its immortal opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." set the stage for a sweeping narrative that combines drama, glory, honor, history, romance, brutality, sacrifice and resurrection. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is one of the most widely read and famous works of historical fiction in the English language. Dickens had recently launched his magazine All the Year Round in 1859. In the same year, he began featuring A Tale of Two Cities in 31 weekly installments in his new magazine...
Our Mutual Friend
As the last published novel of a writer whose career spanned over a dozen novels, innumerable short stories, plays and nonfiction, Our Mutual Friend is indeed a great composition by Charles Dickens. Considered to be one of his most mature, insightful and refined works, Our Mutual Friend takes a long, hard look at what many Victorians loved but hated to admit they did—money. Dickens uses satire, irony, symbolism and biting wit to portray this unlovely picture of a society obsessed with material comforts and its hypocrisy about the means it uses to achieve its ends...
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.
One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins in 1775 with Barnaby, his Mother, and his talking Raven Grip, fleeing their home from a blackmailer, and going into hiding. Joe Willet similarly finds he must leave his home to escape his Father’s ire, leaving behind the woman he loves. Five years later these characters, and many others whose lives we have followed, find themselves caught up in the horrific Protestant rioting led by Sir George Gordon...
|Master Humphrey's Clock|
|Speeches: Literary and Social|
By: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
|The Story of Pocahontas|
|In the Wilderness|
|Captain John Smith|