Ghana history books

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The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Martin Luther - Works of Martin Luther artwork Works of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1545
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Luther's writings were now circulated most widely, reaching France, England, and Italy as early as 1519, and students thronged to Wittenberg to hear Luther, who had been joined by Melanchthon in 1518, and now published his shorter commentary on Galatians and his Operationes in Psalmos, while at the same time he received deputations from Italy and from the Utraquists of Bohemia.


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Works of Martin Luther - Martin Luther

Charlotte Mary Yonge - History of France artwork History of France
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1609
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Contains short articles about French history, starting with the earlier Kings up to the French Revolution and its outcomes.


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History of France - Charlotte Mary Yonge

David Livingstone - The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873 artwork The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873
David Livingstone
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 30 April 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Doctor is conveyed in canoes. Kasanga Islet. Cochin China fowls. Reaches Ujiji. Receives some stores. Plundering hands. Slow recovery. Writes despatches. Refusal of Arabs to take letters. Thani bin Suellim. A den of slavers. Puzzling current in Lake.


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The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873 - David Livingstone

John Fiske - The American Revolution artwork The American Revolution
John Fiske
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence. This book describes the causes and the history of the war.


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The American Revolution - John Fiske

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 5
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

King of England Henry VIII - The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn artwork The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
King of England Henry VIII
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These letters are really a must read. They are short and really important to history. Henry VIII hated writing letters with a passion, and here he is writing to Anne, often signing "your loving Sovereign and friend":). This can be treated as the short essays of history.


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The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn - King of England Henry VIII

Richard F. Burton - To the Gold Coast for Gold artwork To the Gold Coast for Gold
Richard F. Burton
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 01 January 1984
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the first of two volumes, published in 1883, by English explorers Richard Francis Burton and Verney Lovett Cameron about their journey through the British colony of the Gold Coast in 1882.


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To the Gold Coast for Gold - Richard F. Burton

Thomas Clarkson - An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African artwork An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African
Thomas Clarkson
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 25 September 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a historical book. It tells how The Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African were effected by these. The dignity of the subject of this little Treatise, not any persuasion of its merits as a literary composition, encourages me to offer it to your Lordship's patronage. The cause of freedom has always been found sufficient, in every age and country, to attract the notice of the generous and humane; and it is therefore, in a more peculiar manner, worthy of the attention and favour of a personage, who holds a distinguished rank in that illustrious island, the very air of which has been determined, upon a late investigation of its laws, to be an antidote against slavery. I feel a satisfaction in the opportunity, which the publication of this treatise affords me, of acknowledging your Lordship's civilities, which can only be equalled by the respect, with which I am, Your Lordship's, much obliged, and obedient servant.


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An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African - Thomas Clarkson

James Mackintosh - A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations artwork A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations
James Mackintosh
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is a social history book. These and many other causes conspired to unite the nations of Europe in a more intimate connexion and a more constant intercourse, and of consequence made the regulation of their intercourse more necessary, and the law that was to govern it more important. In proportion as they approached to the condition of provinces of the same empire, it became almost as essential that Europe should have a precise and comprehensive code of the law of nations, as that each country should have a system of municipal law.


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A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations - James Mackintosh

Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan artwork Leviathan
Thomas Hobbes
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1678
Publisher: Public Domain
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I have tried to follow as closely as possible the original, and to give the flavour of the text that Hobbes himself proof read, but the following differences were unavoidable. Hobbes used capitals and italics very extensively, for emphasis, for proper names, for quotations, and sometimes, it seems, just because. The original has very extensive margin notes, which are used to show where he introduces the definitions of words and concepts, to give in short the subject that a paragraph or section is dealing with, and to give references to his quotations, largely but not exclusively biblical.


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Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes

George Washington Williams - History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) artwork History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)
George Washington Williams
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This books contains eventful period of American history Commencing its career with the Republic slavery grew with its growth and strengthened with its strength. The dark spectre kept pace and company with liberty until separated by the sword Beginning with the struggle for restriction or extension of slavery. The development and decay of anti slavery sentiment at the South the pious efforts of the good Quakers to ameliorate the condition of the slaves the service of Negroes as soldiers and sailors the anti slavery agitation movement the insurrections of slaves the national legislation on the slavery question the John Brown movement the war for the Union the valorous conduct of Negro soldiers the emancipation proclamations the reconstruction of the late Confederate States the errors of reconstruction the results of emancipation vital prison labor educational financial and social statistics the exodus cause and effect and a sober prophecy of the future


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History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) - George Washington Williams

Alexandre Dumas - Ali Pacha artwork Ali Pacha
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: History
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book about the history of beginning of the nineteenth century when Western Europe in turn submitted and struggled against a sub lieutenant who made himself an emperor, who at his pleasurre made kings and destroyed kingdoms, the ancient eastern part of the contient.


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Ali Pacha - Alexandre Dumas

F. F. Arbuthnot - Arabic Authors artwork Arabic Authors
F. F. Arbuthnot
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Manual of Arabian History and Literature. The book is useful in study of Arabic. It gives some idea of the vast field of Arabian literature and thus introduces to its history and work.


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Arabic Authors - F. F. Arbuthnot

Joshua Coffin - An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections artwork An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections
And Others, Which Have Occurred, or Been Attempted, in the United States and Elsewhere, During the Last Two Centuries
Joshua Coffin
Genre: History
Publish Date: 23 June 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about the main slave insurrections in the United States and elsewhere. It was collected from various sources by Joshua Coffin who was an abolitionist. The book was published in 1860.


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An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections - Joshua Coffin

Thomas Carlyle - The French Revolution artwork The French Revolution
Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1788
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book gives an insight of the French Revolution from 1789 to the height of the Reign of Terror (1793–94) and culminates in 1795. Thus it is considered to be an authoritative account of the early course of the Revolution.


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The French Revolution - Thomas Carlyle

William Edward Parry - Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1 artwork Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1
William Edward Parry
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of the expedition was to attempt the discovery of a Northwest Passage into the Pacific. The vessels were rigged after the manner of a bark, as being the most convenient among the ice, and requiring the smallest number of men to work them. They were furnished with provisions and stores for two years; in addition to which, there was a large supply of fresh meats and soups preserved in tin cases, essence of malt and hops, essence of spruce, and other extra stores, adapted to cold climates and a long voyage. The ships were ballasted entirely with coals; an abundance of warm clothing was allowed, a wolf skin blanket being supplied to each officer and man, besides a housing-cloth, similar to that with which wagons are usually covered, to make a sort of tent on board.


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Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1 - William Edward Parry

David Hume - The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. artwork The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A.
David Hume
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

David Hume brings the history to life with just the details needed to remember leaders & events as well as the general condition of society during each era. .


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The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. - David Hume

Richard Henry Bonnycastle - Canada and the Canadians artwork Canada and the Canadians
Richard Henry Bonnycastle
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a history book. That is, to those portions of the London and western district where American settlers abound, who have so generously repaid the fostering care which Governor Simcoe originally extended to them. One of those rabid folks indebted to the British government, who kept an inn, pad locked his pumps lately when a regiment was marching through Woodstock in hot dusty weather, that the soldiers might not slake their thirst. If they be Scotch Radicals, the most uncompromising and the most bitter of all politicians, they seek Canada only with the ultimate hope of revolutionizing it. But the latter are more than balanced by the respectable Scotch, who emigrate occasionally upon the same principles which actuate the respectable portion of the English emigrants, and by the hardy Highlanders already settled in various parts of the colony, whose proverbial loyalty is proof against the arts of the demagogue.


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Canada and the Canadians - Richard Henry Bonnycastle

Herodotus - An Account of Egypt artwork An Account of Egypt
Herodotus
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 25 February 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Herodotus wrote a nine volume series called The Histories. An Account of Egypt or Euterpe is the second in the series. This is an eyewitness account of life in Egypt written in a simple style which is pleasing to read.


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An Account of Egypt - Herodotus

Walter Besant - The History of London artwork The History of London
Walter Besant
Genre: History
Publish Date: 08 June 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written


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The History of London - Walter Besant

William Bligh - A Voyage to the South Sea artwork A Voyage to the South Sea
William Bligh
Genre: History
Publish Date: 06 December 1817
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is based on the recollections of the real life Lt. William Bligh of Mutiny on the bounty fame.


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A Voyage to the South Sea - William Bligh

Robert Kerr - A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 14 artwork A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 14
Robert Kerr
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1812
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These volumes provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, from the time of Alfred the Great in the ninth century to the great voyages of Captain Cook at the end of the eighteenth century. The discovery of Iceland by the Norwegians, the early discovery of America by the Icelandic peoples in the year 1001, the journey of Contarini into Persia, the voyages and travels into Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Persia and India by Ludovico Verthema, the voyages of the East India Company, the discovery of Florida, the voyages to Newfoundland and Canada by Jacques Cartier, and an historical account of the early circumnavigations of the globe are among the many accounts included. The eighteen volumes cover Europe, Africa, Asia, America, Polynesia and Australia and include a particularly fine account of Captain Cook's voyages. Kerr includes accounts of travel and exploration not easily obtained elsewhere as well as rendering into English for the first time others previously unavailable in the English tongue.


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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 14 - Robert Kerr

Robert Kerr - A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 15 artwork A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 15
Robert Kerr
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1812
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is based on the Voyages and Travels of Discovery in the middle ages; from the era of Alfred, King of England, in the ninth century, to that of Don Henry of Portugal at the commencement of the fourteenth century.


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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 15 - Robert Kerr

Alfred Burdon Ellis - The History of the First West India Regiment artwork The History of the First West India Regiment
Alfred Burdon Ellis
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The history of the first west india regiment at the present day when our Continental neighbours are outvying each other in the completeness of their military organisations and the size of their armies, while in the United Kingdom complaints are daily heard that the supply of recruits for the British Army is not equal to the demand it may not be out of place to draw the attention of the public to a source from which the army may be most economically reinforced. Military crime in West India regiments is of comparatively rare occurrence.


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The History of the First West India Regiment - Alfred Burdon Ellis

Richard Hakluyt - The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of artwork The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of
Richard Hakluyt
Genre: History
Publish Date: 22 November 1616
Publisher: Public Domain
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Volume II. (1599) treats of Voyages to the South and South East, beginning with that of the Empress Helena to Jerusalem in 337. The chief narratives are those of Edward the Confessor's Embassy to Constantinople; The History of the English Guard in that City; Richard Coeur de Lion's travels; Anthony Beck's voyage to Tartary in 1330; The English in Algiers and Tunis (1400); Solyman's Conquest of Rhodes; Foxe's narrative of his captivity; Voyages to India, China, Guinea, the Canaries; the account of the Levant Company; and the travels of Raleigh, Frobisher, Grenville.


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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of - Richard Hakluyt

Xenophon - The Apology artwork The Apology
Xenophon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 13 August 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history book. The Apology (in full Apology of Socrates to the jury; Greek) is a Socratic dialogue by Xenophon, a student of Socrates. It recounts Socrates' self-defense at his trial and execution, focusing prominently on his view that it was better to die before senility set in than to escape execution by humbling himself before an unjust persecution. It is the only surviving primary account of the trial other than Plato's Apology.


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The Apology - Xenophon

Adam Smith - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations artwork An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
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He remembered how it had seemed to him to him, a priest sweet to die if he might die clasping unrebuked this woman in his arms. The blood throbbed in his temples as he recalled the wild thoughts that had swirled in a mad throng through his brain in those moments which had seemed like hours; the blood throbbed, too, in his wounded arm, so that a groan forced itself through his parched lips. He was constantly throwing himself to and fro as if to escape from some teasing thought, always to be by the sharp pang in his wound brought to a sense of his condition. The whole night passed in an agony of mind and body.


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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

Charles Rollin - The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, artwork The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians,
Charles Rollin
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1740
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Demetrius Phalereus in the government of that republick. His prudent administration. Eutne-- nes quits Nora. Various expeditions of Antigonusy Seleucus, Ptolemy, and other generals, againjl him. Olympias causes Aridaeus to beslain, and is murdered in her return by the orders of Cajander. The war between him and Polysperchon. The rc-ejlablshment of Thebes. Eumcnes is betrayed by his own troops, delivered up to Antigonus, and put to death.


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The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, - Charles Rollin

George Washington - State of the Union Address artwork State of the Union Address
George Washington
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 13 December 1799
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On the one hand the judiciary was pronounced to be stripped of its capacity to enforce the laws; crimes which reached the very existence of social order were perpetrated without control; the friends of Government were insulted, abused, and overawed into silence or an apparent acquiescence; and to yield to the treasonable fury of so small a portion of the United States would be to violate the fundamental principle of our Constitution, which enjoins that the will of the majority shall prevail.


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State of the Union Address - George Washington

George Washington Williams - History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 artwork History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1
George Washington Williams
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Slavery existed long before the United States of America was founded, but so did opposition to slavery. Both flourished after the founding of the country, and the anti-slavery movement was known as abolition. For many abolitionists, slavery was the preeminent moral issue of the day, and their opposition to slavery was rooted in deeply held religious beliefs. Quakers formed a significant part of the abolitionist movement in colonial times, as did certain Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin. Many other prominent opponents of slavery based their opposition in Enlightenment ideals and natural law. American abolitionists during the Constitutional Convention worked against the three-fifths compromise, and also attempted to get the Constitution to ban the Atlantic slave trade. Although the three-fifths compromise became a part of the Constitution, abolitionists managed to persuade the convention to allow Congress to ban the Atlantic slave trade after 1808. Other abolitionists tried to help slaves directly, by helping them escape to the North. After the Fugitive Slave Act mandated the return of escaped slaves, abolitionists helped escaped slaves travel to Canada. In addition, many northern politicians opposed restricting slavery as either practically impossible or dangerous. In the years after the Atlantic slave trade was banned in 1808, abolitionists focused their political efforts on preventing the spread of slavery to the new territory of the Louisiana Purchase. Pro-slavery politicians likewise attempted to spread slavery to new states. Every time a new state formed from Louisiana territory was to enter the Union, intense political wrangling took place over whether the new state would be slave or free. The political wrangling often broke into violence. By the middle of the 19th century, slavery had created a fevered pitch in the politics of the country, as abolitionists and slavery proponents fought a war of words and actual wars in Kansas and Nebraska. While the South postured for secession, abolitionists, both white and black, created a stronger movement in the Northeast in places like Boston. Ultimately the issue would have to be settled via civil war.


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History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 - George Washington Williams

Matthew Arnold - Culture and Anarchy artwork Culture and Anarchy
Matthew Arnold
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The men of culture are the true apostles of equality. Matthew Arnold's famous series of essays, debate important questions about the nature of culture and society that are as relevant now as they have ever been. Arnold seeks to find out 'what culture really is, what good it can do, what is our own special need of it' in an age of rapid social change and increasing mechanization. He contrasts culture, 'the study of perfection', with anarchy, the mood of unrest and uncertainty that pervaded mid-Victorian England.


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Culture and Anarchy - Matthew Arnold

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poems on Slavery artwork Poems on Slavery
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Genre: Americas
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more. Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time.


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Poems on Slavery - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Jacob Abbott - Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series artwork Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Jacob Abbott's classic historical text for younger readers gives a thorough account of the life of Genghis Khan, famed for his military exploits, supreme ferocity and bloodthirstiness, but also his loyalty, generosity and religious tolerance. It is also highly informative about the background of his life, the society and culture he lived in and the historical context of his extraordinary career.


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Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series - Jacob Abbott

Ernest Mercier - Histoire de l'Afrique Septentrionale (Berbérie) depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la conquête française (1830) ( Volume I) artwork Histoire de l'Afrique Septentrionale (Berbérie) depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la conquête française (1830) ( Volume I)
Ernest Mercier
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le pays dont nous allons retracer l'histoire est la partie du continent africain qui s'étend depuis la limite occidentale de l'Egypte jusqu'à l'Océan Atlantique, et depuis la rive méridionale de la Méditerranée jusqu'au Soudan. Cette vaste contrée est désignée généralement sous le nom d'Afrique septentrionale, sans y comprendre l'Egypte, qui a, pour ainsi dire, une situation à part. Les Grecs l'ont appelée Libye; les Romains ont donné le nom d'Afrique à la Tunisie actuelle, et ce vocable s'est étendu à tout le continent. Les Arabes ont appliqué à cette région la dénomination de Mag'reb, c'est-à-dire Occident, par rapport à leur pays. Nous emploierons successivement ces appellations, auxquelles nous ajouterons celle de Berbérie, ou pays des Berbères.


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Histoire de l'Afrique Septentrionale (Berbérie) depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la conquête française (1830) ( Volume I) - Ernest Mercier

John Codman - Free Ships: The Restoration of the American Carrying Trade artwork Free Ships: The Restoration of the American Carrying Trade
John Codman
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It may seem surprising that an American House of Representatives should have been so ignorant of the meaning of a common word as to apply the term "commerce" to the carrying trade, when in the session of 1869 it commissioned Hon. John Lynch, of Maine, and his associated committee "to investigate the cause of the decadence of American commerce", and to suggest a remedy by which it might be restored.


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Free Ships: The Restoration of the American Carrying Trade - John Codman

George Rawlinson - The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea artwork The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea
George Rawlinson
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An indispensable reference for the history of monasticism in the western work, Montalembert's seven-volume masterpiece on the subject still reads with depth and conviction. Covering the monastic movement from its precursors to the period of the Venerable Bede, this set contains substantial information on a number of western saints.


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The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea - George Rawlinson

James Crabb - The Gipsies' Advocate artwork The Gipsies' Advocate
or, Observations on the Origin, Character, Manners, and Habits of The English Gipsies
James Crabb
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Author of this book has been urged by numerous friends, and more particularly by his own conscience, to present to the Christian Public a brief account of the people called Gipsies, now wandering in Britain. This, to many readers, may appear inexpedient; as Grellman and Hoyland have written largely on this neglected part of the human family. But it should be recollected, that there are thousands of respectable and intelligent christians, who never have read, and never may read either of the above authors. The writer of the present work is partly indebted for the sympathies he feels, and which he wishes to awaken in others toward these miserable wanderers, to various authors who have written on them, but more particularly to Grellman and Hoyland, who, in addition to the facts which came under their own immediate notice, have published the observations of travellers and others interested in the history of this people.


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The Gipsies' Advocate - James Crabb

Flavius Josephus - The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem artwork The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem
Flavius Josephus
Genre: History
Publish Date: 10 January 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Wars of the Jews (or The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, or as it usually appears in modern English translations, The Jewish War - original title: Phlauiou Iôsêpou historia Ioudaïkou polemou pros Rhômaious bibliona) is a book written by the 1st century Jewish historian Josephus. It is a description of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the fall and destruction of Jerusalem in the First Jewish-Roman War in AD 70. The book was written about 75, originally in Josephus's "paternal tongue", probably Aramaic, though this version has not survived. It was later translated into Greek, probably under the supervision of Josephus himself.


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The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem - Flavius Josephus

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 3
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

Thomas De Quincey - Miscellaneous Essays artwork Miscellaneous Essays
Thomas De Quincey
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is the collection of different type of essay. It is a historical book. What is to be thought of her? What is to be thought of the poor shepherd girl from the hills and forests of Lorraine, that--like the Hebrew shepherd boy from the hills and forests of Judaea--rose suddenly out of the quiet, out of the safety, out of the religious inspiration, rooted in deep pastoral solitudes, to a station in the van of armies, and to the more perilous station at the right hand of kings? The Hebrew boy inaugurated his patriotic mission by an act, by a victorious act, such as no man could deny. But so did the girl of Lorraine, if we read her story as it was read by those who saw her nearest.


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Miscellaneous Essays - Thomas De Quincey

James Dabney McCabe - The Secrets of the Great City artwork The Secrets of the Great City
James Dabney McCabe
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book gives a great historical snapshot of New York in its early growth in the 1860s. Written from a religious and rather puritanical viewpoint it nevertheless paints a fascinating picture of the "big city" before it became the "gigantic city".


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The Secrets of the Great City - James Dabney McCabe

David Murray - Japan artwork Japan
David Murray
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1548
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is object of this book to trace the story of Japan from its beginnings to the establishment of constitutional government. Concerned as this story is with the period of vague and legendary antiquity as well as with the disorders of mediaeval time and with centuries of seclusion, it is plain that it is not an easy task to present a trustworthy and connected account of the momentous changes through which the empire has been called to pass.


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Japan - David Murray

Thomas Clarkson - The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) artwork The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)
Thomas Clarkson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 25 September 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The History of the Abolition which this volume contains, affords some means of appreciating the extent of his sacrifices and his labours in this cause. But after these, with the unwearied exertions of William Wilberforce, had conducted its friends to their final triumph, in 1807, they did not then rest from their labours.


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The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) - Thomas Clarkson

Henry Wager Halleck - Elements of Military Art and Science artwork Elements of Military Art and Science
Henry Wager Halleck
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An interesting insight into the state of the American military profession in general and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in particular in the mid-19th century, and those are my current professional research interests.


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Elements of Military Art and Science - Henry Wager Halleck

Julius Caesar - "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries
Julius Caesar
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 09 January 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)' is a collection of war writings by Julius Caesar. Included in this volume are the first hand recollections of one the most important figures in the history of human civilization, Julius Caesar. 'The Gallic War (Books 1-8)' and 'The Civil War (Books 1-3)' as translated by W. A. Macdevitt are included in this volume.


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"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries - Julius Caesar

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 1
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The great work of Gibbon is indispensable to the student of history. The literature of Europe offers no substitute for The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It has obtained undisputed possession, as rightful occupant, of the vast period which it comprehends. However some subjects, which it embraces, may have undergone more complete investigation, on the general view of the whole period, this history is the sole undisputed authority to which all defer, and from which few appeal to the original writers, or to more modern compilers.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

James Fenimore Cooper - New York artwork New York
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The increase of the towns of Manhattan, as, for the sake of convenience, we shall term New York and her adjuncts, in all that contributes to the importance of a great commercial mart, renders them one of the most remarkable places of the present age. Within the distinct recollections of living men, they have grown from a city of the fifth or sixth class to be near the head of all the purely trading places of the known world. That there are sufficient causes for this unparalleled prosperity, will appear in the analysis of the natural advantages of the port, in its position, security, accessories, and scale.


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New York - James Fenimore Cooper

Isaac Newton - The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended artwork The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended
Isaac Newton
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1727
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a short chronicle from the first memory of things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great.


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The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended - Isaac Newton

William Blackstone - Commentaries on the Laws of England artwork Commentaries on the Laws of England
William Blackstone
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1765
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Commentaries is divided into four books. The first, introduced by Stanley N. Katz, deals with what Blackstone called "the rights of persons," what a modern lawyer would call constitutional law, the legal structure of government. Book II includes an introduction by A. W. Brian Simpson and describes the law of property. Book III, introduced by John H. Langbein, analyzes civil procedure and remedies. The last book, which is devoted to criminal law and procedure, includes an introduction by Thomas A. Green.


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Commentaries on the Laws of England - William Blackstone

Charles Warren Stoddard - A Bit of Old China artwork A Bit of Old China
Charles Warren Stoddard
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"It is but a step from Confucius to confusion", said I, in a brief discussion of the Chinese question. "Then let us take it by all means", replied the artist, who had been an indulgent listener for at least ten minutes. We were strolling upon the verge of the Chinese Quarter in San Francisco, and, turning aside from one of the chief thoroughfares of the city, we plunged into the busiest portion of Chinatown. From our standpoint the corner of Kearny and Sacramento Streets we got the most favorable view of our Mongolian neighbors. Here is a goodly number of merchant gentlemen of wealth and station, comfortably, if not elegantly, housed on two sides of a street that climbs a low hill quite in the manner of a tea box landscape. A few of these gentlemen lodge on the upper floors of their business houses, with Chinese wives, and quaint, old fashioned children gaudily dressed, looking like little idols, chatting glibly with one another, and gracefully gesticulating with hands of exquisite slenderness. Confucius, in his infancy, may have been like one of the least of these. There are white draymen and porters in the employ of these shrewd and civil merchants, and the outward appearance of traffic, as conducted in the immediate vicinity, is rather American than otherwise.


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A Bit of Old China - Charles Warren Stoddard

Benjamin Waterhouse - A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. artwork A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed.
Benjamin Waterhouse
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In December 1812, I found a schooner fitting out of Salem as a privateer. She had only four carriage guns and ninety men. By the fifth of January, 1813, she was ready to sail and only wanted some young man to go as assistant surgeon of her. The offer was made to me, when without much reflection or consultation of friends, I stepped on board her in that capacity, with no other ideas than that of a pleasant cruise and making a fortune. With this in view we steered for the coast of Brazil, which we reached about the first of February. Our first land-fall was not the most judicious, for we made the coast in the night, and in the morning found ourselves surrounded with breakers. Fortunately for us a Portuguese schooner was outside of us, and we hoisted out our boat and went on board her and received from her commander and officers directions for clearing ourselves from these dangerous breakers. We were then about sixty miles below Cape St. Roque. The captain of the Portuguese vessel kindly informed us where to get water, in a bay then before us. We had English colours flying, and all this time passed for a British vessel.


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A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. - Benjamin Waterhouse

David Hume - The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. artwork The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C.
David Hume
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book deals with the enlightment of English history. A very detailed and researched historic book that covers the historical events and phases of England written in a unique writing style.


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The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. - David Hume

William Taylor - Scenes and Adventures in Affghanistan artwork Scenes and Adventures in Affghanistan
William Taylor
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 31 December 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history adventure book. As soon as the horses belonging to the cavalry, and the military stores had been landed, it was decided that we should advance upon Scinde in two divisions; the infantry under the command of Brigadier Sir Thomas Wiltshire, and the Cavalry under Brigadier Scott. Previous to our departure the troops were reviewed by Lieutenant-General Sir John Keane, who had followed us from Bombay in the Victoria steamer. Sir John expressed himself in terms of warm satisfaction at the high state of discipline and ardour of the men, who were eager to be led against the enemy. The usual precautions on entering hostile territories were now taken, the Cavalry being ordered to sharpen their sabres, and the Infantry served with sixty rounds of ball cartridge.


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Scenes and Adventures in Affghanistan - William Taylor

Jeronimo Lobo - A Voyage to Abyssinia artwork A Voyage to Abyssinia
Jeronimo Lobo
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1677
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The following relation is so curious and entertaining, and the dissertations that accompany it so judicious and instructive, that the translator is confident his attempt stands in need of no apology, whatever censures may fall on the performance. The Portuguese traveller, contrary to the general vein of his countrymen, has amused his reader with no romantic absurdities or incredible fictions; whatever he relates, whether true or not, is at least probable; and he who tells nothing exceeding the bounds of probability has a right to demand that they should believe him who cannot contradict him.


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A Voyage to Abyssinia - Jeronimo Lobo

Henry Abbott - The Chief Engineer artwork The Chief Engineer
Henry Abbott
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history book. A Chief Engineer (commonly referred to as 'ChEng', 'the Chief' or just 'Chief') is responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the entire ship. Under many jurisdictions the Chief Engineer is of equal rank to the Captain, with responsibility being split between the two posts; the Chief Engineer taking responsibility for engine room and maintenance and the Captain taking responsibility for navigation and deck operations. The Chief Engineer also determines the fuel, lube oil, and other consumables required for a voyage. The duties of a Chief Engineer include: compiling an inventory for spare parts, overseeing the transfer of bunker, lube and slop oil, overseeing all major maintenance, preparing the engine room for inspection by local marine/safety authorities (e.g. U.S. Coast Guard) and is in charge of the engine room during emergency situations. This is the short list of a chief engineer's duties aboard a merchant vessel. The Chief's primary assistant, the first assistant engineer/second engineer, supervises the daily operation of the engine room and engine department and reports directly to the chief. Chief Engineer's licenses are divided into different types for the various types of engine- and power-plant found on ships. These are commonly divided as Steam, covering reciprocating (now almost obsolete) or turbine, and Motor covering Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Gas Turbine. These categories are further divided into power ranges, usually below 3,000kW is an inferior license. Obtaining a Chief Engineer's combined (Steam and Motor) License for unlimited horsepower is, by far, the highest achievement a licensed engineering officer can reach on a merchant vessel. Sailing as chief engineer is an immense undertaking of great responsibility.


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The Chief Engineer - Henry Abbott

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton - A Lecture on the Study of History artwork A Lecture on the Study of History
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Beyond the question of certainty is the question of detachment. The process by which principles are discovered and appropriated is other than that by which, in practice, they are applied; and our most sacred and disinterested convictions ought to take shape in the tranquil regions of the air, above the tumult and the tempest of active life.  For a man is justly despised who has one opinion in history and another in politics, one for abroad and another at home, one for opposition and another for office. History compels us to fasten on abiding issues, and rescues us from the temporary and transient. Politics and history are interwoven, but are not commensurate. Ours is a domain that reaches farther than affairs of state, and is not subject to the jurisdiction of governments.


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A Lecture on the Study of History - John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton

John Adams - State of the Union Address artwork State of the Union Address
John Adams
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 03 July 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Although I can not yet congratulate you on the reestablishment of peace in Europe and the restoration of security to the persons and properties of our citizens from injustice and violence at sea, we have, nevertheless, abundant cause of gratitude to the source of benevolence and influence for interior tranquillity and personal security, for propitious seasons, prosperous agriculture, productive fisheries, and general improvements, and, above all, for a rational spirit of civil and religious liberty and a calm but steady determination to support our sovereignty, as well as our moral and our religious principles, against all open and secret attacks.


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State of the Union Address - John Adams

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 2
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople. This book is a study of Rome which is based on what Gibbon wrote over two hundred years ago.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

Jacob Abbott - Cyrus the Great artwork Cyrus the Great
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus the Elder, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia and the Caucasus. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen.


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Cyrus the Great - Jacob Abbott

Samuel Butler - The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography artwork The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography
Samuel Butler
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the country south of this chain comprehended all that in ancient times was regarded as Greece or Hellas proper, but it also comprehended something more.


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The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography - Samuel Butler

Thomas De Quincey - The Caesars artwork The Caesars
Thomas De Quincey
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a historical book. The condition of the Roman Emperors has never yet been fully appreciated; nor has it been sufficiently perceived in what respects it was absolutely unique. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivalled this astonishing metropolis in the grandeur of magnitude; and not many if we except the cities of Greece, none at all in the grandeur of architectural display. Speaking even of London, we ought in all reason to say the Nation of London, and not the City of London; but of Rome in her palmy days, nothing less could be said in the naked severity of logic. A million and a half of souls that population, apart from any other distinctions, is per se for London a justifying ground for such a classification; à fortiori, then, will it belong to a city which counted from one horn to the other of its mighty suburbs not less than four millions of inhabitants at the very least, as we resolutely maintain after reviewing all that has been written on that much vexed theme, and very probably half as many more. Republican Rome had her prerogative tribe; the earth has its prerogative city; and that city was Rome.


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The Caesars - Thomas De Quincey

Henriette Elizabeth Witt - World's Best Histories — Volume 7: France artwork World's Best Histories — Volume 7: France
Henriette Elizabeth Witt
Genre: History
Publish Date: 01 December 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

France had been seeking for a free and regular government, that might assure to her the new rights which had only been gained through tribulation. She had overthrown the Monarchy and attempted a Republic; she had accepted and rejected three constitutions, all the while struggling single-handed with Europe, leagued against her. She had undergone the violence of the Reign of Terror, the contradictory passions of the Assemblies, and the incoherent feebleness of the Directory. For the first time since the death of King Louis XIV. , her history finds once more a centre, and henceforth revolves round a single man. For fifteen years, victorious or vanquished, at the summit of glory, or in the depths of abasement, France and Europe, overmastered by an indomitable will and unbridled passion for power, were compelled to squander their blood and their treasure upon that page of universal history which General Bonaparte claims for his own, and which he has succeeded in covering with glory and crime.


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World's Best Histories — Volume 7: France - Henriette Elizabeth Witt

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 4
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They had become weak, outsourcing their duties to defend their Empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, had become effeminate, unwilling to live a tougher, "manly" military lifestyle.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

Leopold von Ranke - A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) artwork A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)
Leopold von Ranke
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a Historical book. There is an especial charm in following, century after century, the history of the English nation, in considering the antagonism of the elements out of which it is composed, and its share in the fortunes and enterprises of that great community of western nations to which it belongs; but it will be readily granted that no other period can be compared in general importance with the epoch of those religious and political wars which fill the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


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A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) - Leopold von Ranke

Jacob Abbott - Richard II artwork Richard II
Jacob Abbott
Genre: History
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There have been three monarchs of the name of Richard upon the English throne. Three Richards. Richard the Crusader. Richard I. is known and celebrated in history as Richard the Crusader. He was the sovereign ruler not only of England, but of all the Norman part of France, and from both of his dominions he raised a vast army, and went with it to the Holy Land, where he fought many years against the Saracens with a view of rescuing Jerusalem and the other holy places there from the dominion of unbelievers.


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Richard II - Jacob Abbott

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - The Empire of Russia artwork The Empire of Russia
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 16 June 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells the path which Russia has trod from earliest infancy to the present hour. The career of this empire has been so wild and wonderful that the historian can have no occasion to call in the aid of fancy for the embellishment of his narrative.


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The Empire of Russia - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Francis Parkman - A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I artwork A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I
Francis Parkman
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Francis Parkman (1823-1893) is one of the great nineteenth century United States historians along with William Prescott, John Lothrop Motley, George Bancroft, and Henry Adams. Parkman has been hailed as one of America's great historians and as a master of narrative history. He is most known for his The Oregon Trail and his seven volume work on the history of the French and English in North America. A Half Century of Conflict is the sixth volume of the series but was the last to be published in 1892.


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A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I - Francis Parkman

Nathaniel Hawthorne - A Book of Autographs artwork A Book of Autographs
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: History
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

We have before us a volume of autograph letters, chiefly of soldiers and statesmen of the Revolution, and addressed to a good and brave man, General Palmer, who himself drew his sword in the cause. They are profitable reading in a quiet afternoon, and in a mood withdrawn from too intimate relation with the present time; so that we can glide backward some three quarters of a century, and surround ourselves with the ominous sublimity of circumstances that then frowned upon the writers. To give them their full effect, we should imagine that these letters have this moment been brought to town by the splashed and way-worn postrider, or perhaps by an orderly dragoon, who has ridden in a perilous hurry to deliver his despatches. They are magic scrolls, if read in the right spirit. The roll of the drum and the fanfare of the trumpet is latent in some of them; and in others, an echo of the oratory that resounded in the old halls of the Continental Congress, at Philadelphia; or the words may come to us as with the living utterance of one of those illustrious men, speaking face to face, in friendly communion. Strange, that the mere identity of paper and ink should be so powerful. The same thoughts might look cold and ineffectual, in a printed book. Human nature craves a certain materialism and clings pertinaciously to what is tangible, as if that were of more importance than the spirit accidentally involved in it. And, in truth, the original manuscript has always something which print itself must inevitably lose. An erasure, even a blot, a casual irregularity of hand, and all such little imperfections of mechanical execution, bring us close to the writer, and perhaps convey some of those subtle intimations for which language has no shape.


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A Book of Autographs - Nathaniel Hawthorne

William John Wills - Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia artwork Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia
William John Wills
Genre: Australia & Oceania
Publish Date: 27 June 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia is a historical book. A life terminating before it had reached its meridian, can scarcely be expected to furnish materials for an extended biography. But the important position held by my late son, as second in command in what is now so well known as the Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition across the Island Continent of Australia; the complicated duties he undertook as Astronomer, Topographer, Journalist, and Surveyor; the persevering skill with which he discharged them, suggesting and regulating the march of the party through a waste of eighteen hundred miles, previously untrodden by European feet; his courage, patience, and heroic death; his self denial in desiring to be left alone in the desert with scarcely a hope of rescue, that his companions might find a chance for themselves; these claims on public attention demand that his name should be handed down to posterity in something more than a mere obituary record, or an official acknowledgment of services. A truthful, though brief, memoir of my son's short career, may furnish a stimulating example, by showing how much can be accomplished in a few years, when habits of prudence and industry have been acquired in early youth. He fell a victim to errors not originating with himself; but he resigned his life without a murmur, having devoted it to science and his country. His death, with the circumstances attending it, furnishes an application of the lines of a favourite poet, which he often quoted with admiration.


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Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia - William John Wills

William Henry Giles Kingston - Captain Cook artwork Captain Cook
William Henry Giles Kingston
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Before the return of these ships, another expedition was determined on, the immediate object of which was to observe a transit of Venus which it had been calculated by astronomers would occur in 1769.


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Captain Cook - William Henry Giles Kingston

Flavius Josephus - Josephus' Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades artwork Josephus' Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades
Flavius Josephus
Genre: History
Publish Date: 22 December 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Josephus's Discourse to the Greeks concerning Hades is the anachronistic title of a short treatise published in the translation of Josephus by William Whiston. Erroneously attributed to the Jewish historian since at least the 9th century, it is now believed to be (at least in its original form) the work of Hippolytus of Rome. As Whiston's translation is in the public domain, it appears in many present-day English editions of Josephus' work without any noting of its questionable attribution.


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Josephus' Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades - Flavius Josephus

Walter Pater - Greek Studies: a Series of Essays artwork Greek Studies: a Series of Essays
Walter Pater
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume contains a reverie on the boyhood of Hippolytus, 'Hippolytus Veiled' (first published in Macmillan's Magazine in 1889), which has been called "the finest prose ever inspired by Euripides".


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Greek Studies: a Series of Essays - Walter Pater

Jacob Abbott - Darius the Great artwork Darius the Great
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Darius the Great was the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. He ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, parts of the Balkans, portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt eastern Libya, coastal Sudan, Eritrea, as well as most of Pakistan, the Aegean Islands and northern Greece/Thrace-Macedonia.


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Darius the Great - Jacob Abbott

Julius Caesar - De Bello Gallico artwork De Bello Gallico
Julius Caesar
Genre: History
Publish Date: 03 July 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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De Bello Gallico - Julius Caesar

Henry Charles Carey - The slave trade, domestic and foreign artwork The slave trade, domestic and foreign
Henry Charles Carey
Genre: Americas
Publish Date: 12 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A type of historical book. The slave trade, domestic and foreign: why it exists, and how it may be extinguished. works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more. Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.


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The slave trade, domestic and foreign - Henry Charles Carey

William Makepeace Thayer - From Boyhood to Manhood artwork From Boyhood to Manhood
William Makepeace Thayer
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"I would likewise advise the enemies of the Courant not to publish any thing more against me unless they are willing to have the paper continued. What they have already done has been resented by the Town so much to my advantage, that above forty persons have subscribed for the Courant since the first of January, many of whom were before subscribers to the other papers. The Anti-Couranters will be in great danger of adding forty more to my list before the first of March".


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From Boyhood to Manhood - William Makepeace Thayer

John Alexander Logan - The Great Conspiracy, Volume 1 artwork The Great Conspiracy, Volume 1
John Alexander Logan
Genre: History
Publish Date: 25 December 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the preparation of this work it has been the writer's aim to present in it, with historical accuracy, authentic facts; to be fair and impartial in grouping them; and to be true and just in the conclusions necessarily drawn from them.


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The Great Conspiracy, Volume 1 - John Alexander Logan

Mary Hartwell Catherwood - Heroes of the Middle West artwork Heroes of the Middle West
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

French discovery and occupation of the middle west, from Marquette and Jolliet to the pulling down of the French flag on Fort Chartres, vivifying men, and while condensing events, putting a moving picture before the eye. Let him prepare this picture for young minds accustomed only to the modern aspect of things and demanding a light, sure touch. Let him gather his material—as I have done—from Parkman, Shea, Joutel, Hennepin, St. Cosme, Monette, Winsor, Roosevelt—from state records, and local traditions richer and oftener more reliable than history; and let him hang over his theme with brooding affection, moulding and remoulding its forms. He will find the task he so lightly set himself a terribly hard and exhausting one, and will appreciate as he never before appreciated the labors of those who work in historic fields.


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Heroes of the Middle West - Mary Hartwell Catherwood

David Livingstone - A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries artwork A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries
David Livingstone
Genre: History
Publish Date: 30 April 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

David Livingstone was born in 1813. He was a Scottish Presbyterian medical missionary. Dr Livingstone was known for his exploration of central Africa. He was the first European to see Queen Victoria Falls and is famous for his meeting with H M Stanley that gave rise to the phrase "Dr Livingstone I presume". As one of the most popular heroes in Victorian England, Livingstone's "rags to riches" story, his daring exploration, and his strong anti-slavery stance made him the source of legend. His fame as an explorer helped drive the obsession to find the source of the Nile. His disappearance and death in Africa led to the founding of several African Christian missions. A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864) is an account of later discoveries of Dr Livingstone. He also speaks out against the slave trade in Africa at the time.


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A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries - David Livingstone

Alexandre Dumas - The Borgias artwork The Borgias
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 01 January 1981
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

His works show an intimate knowledge of the characters, and they are written without sparing the details. The subjects are of historical importance and show the semi-lawlessness that was typical of Europe in the Middle Ages. The 'Celebrated Crimes' series were an instant hit and Dumas was inundated with suggestions of other celebrated criminals to write about.


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The Borgias - Alexandre Dumas

Giacomo Casanova - Quotes and Images from the Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt artwork Quotes and Images from the Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Giacomo Casanova
Genre: History
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Casanova's memoirs are an unreliable account of his adventures with 122 women, according to his own counts, but they also provide an intimate portrait of the manners and life in the 18th century.


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Quotes and Images from the Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Giacomo Casanova

Robert Louis Stevenson - A Footnote to History artwork A Footnote to History
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is a historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson. describing the Samoan Civil War. Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political machinations. These involved the three colonial powers battling for control of Samoa - America, Germany and Britain - and the indigenous factions struggling to preserve their ancient political system. The book covers the period from 1882 to 1892. The book served as such a stinging protest against existing conditions that it resulted in the recall of two officials, and Stevenson for a time feared that it would result in his own deportation. When things had finally blown over he wrote to Sidney Colvin, who came from a family of distinguished colonial administrators, "I used to think meanly of the plumber; but how he shines beside the politician".


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A Footnote to History - Robert Louis Stevenson

Cornelius Tacitus - A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence artwork A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence
Cornelius Tacitus
Genre: History
Publish Date: 11 February 2005
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The dialogue itself, set in the 70s AD, follows the tradition of Cicero's speeches on philosophical and rhetorical arguments. The beginning of the work is a speech in defense of eloquence and poetry. It then deals with the decadence of oratory, for which the cause is said to be the decline of the education, both in the family and in the school, of the future orator. The education is not as accurate as it once was; the teachers are not prepared and a useless rhetoric often takes the place of the general culture. After an incomplete section, the Dialogus ends with a speech delivered by Maternus reporting what some believe is Tacitus's opinion. Maternus thinks that great oratory was possible with the freedom from any power, more precisely in the anarchy, that characterized the Roman Republic during the civil wars. It became anachronistic and impracticable in the quiet and ordered society that resulted from the institution of the Roman Empire. The peace, warranted by the Empire, should be accepted without regret for a previous age that was more favorable to the wide spread of literacy and the growth of great personality.


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A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence - Cornelius Tacitus

Abraham Lincoln - The Emancipation Proclamation artwork The Emancipation Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Emancipation Proclamation summary: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as the country entered the third year of the Civil War. It declared that "all persons held as slaves … shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free"—but it applied only to states designated as being in rebellion, not to the slave-holding border states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri or to areas of the Confederacy that had already come under Union control. The careful planning of this document, with Lincoln releasing it at just the right moment in the war, ensured that it had a great positive impact on the Union efforts and redefined the purpose of the war. The Emancipation Proclamation continues to be a symbol of equality and social justice.


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The Emancipation Proclamation - Abraham Lincoln

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton - Lectures on the French Revolution artwork Lectures on the French Revolution
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The revenue of France was near twenty millions when Lewis XVI. , finding it inadequate, called upon the nation for supply. In a single lifetime it rose to far more than one hundred millions, while the national income grew still more rapidly; and this increase was wrought by a class to whom the ancient monarchy denied its best rewards, and whom it deprived of power in the country they enriched. As their industry effected change in the distribution of property, and wealth ceased to be the prerogative of a few, the excluded majority perceived that their disabilities rested on no foundation of right and justice, and were unsupported by reasons of State. They proposed that the prizes in the Government, the Army, and the Church should be given to merit among the active and necessary portion of the people, and that no privilege injurious to them should be reserved for the unprofitable minority. Being nearly an hundred to one, they deemed that they were virtually the substance of the nation, and they claimed to govern themselves with a power proportioned to their numbers. They demanded that the State should be reformed, that the ruler should be their agent, not their master.


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Lectures on the French Revolution - John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton

Francis Parkman - A Half-Century of Conflict - Volume II artwork A Half-Century of Conflict - Volume II
Francis Parkman
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Francis Parkman (1823-1893) is one of the great nineteenth century United States historians along with William Prescott, John Lothrop Motley, George Bancroft, and Henry Adams. Parkman has been hailed as one of America's great historians and as a master of narrative history. He is most known for his The Oregon Trail and his seven volume work on the history of the French and English in North America. A Half Century of Conflict is the sixth volume of the series but was the last to be published in 1892.


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A Half-Century of Conflict - Volume II - Francis Parkman

François Guizot - A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1 artwork A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1
François Guizot
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 11 September 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the "citizen king" Louis Philippe, as the Minister of Education, 1832-1837, ambassador to London, Foreign Minister 1840-1847, and finally Prime Minister of France from September 19, 1847 to February 23, 1848. His "Popular History of France" is an attractive and engrossing narrative, here presented in an easily readable English translation.


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A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1 - François Guizot

John Richard Green - History of the English People, Volume I artwork History of the English People, Volume I
John Richard Green
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 06 March 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story from the landing of Hengest, 449 To the Death of Elizabeth I, 1610. "Milton's couplet from the Sonnet to Cromwell might well describe Green's monumental work, the aim of which is so aptly defined by its full title, A Short History of the English People. This story of our island race from the year 449 to 1960 concentrates, more on the generations that have made up the realm than on a chronicle of its kings and battles"


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History of the English People, Volume I - John Richard Green

François-Auguste-Marie-Alexis Mignet - History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 artwork History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814
François-Auguste-Marie-Alexis Mignet
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Of the great incidents of History, none has attracted more attention or proved more difficult of interpretation than the French Revolution. The ultimate significance of other striking events and their place in the development of mankind can be readily estimated. It is clear enough that the barbarian invasions marked the death of the classical world, already mortally wounded by the rise of Christianity. It is clear enough that the Renaissance emancipated the human intellect from the trammels of a bastard mediaevalism, that the Reformation consolidated the victory of the "new learning" by including theology among the subjects of human debate. But the French Revolution seems to defy complete analysis. Its complexity was great, its contradictions numerous and astounding. A movement ostensibly directed against despotism culminated in the establishment of a despotism far more complete than that which had been overthrown. The apostles of liberty proscribed whole classes of their fellow-citizens, drenching in innocent blood the land which they claimed to deliver from oppression. The apostles of equality established a tyranny of horror, labouring to extirpate all who had committed the sin of being fortunate. The apostles of fraternity carried fire and sword to the farthest confines of Europe, demanding that a continent should submit to the arbitrary dictation of a single people. And of the Revolution were born the most rigid of modern codes of law, that spirit of militarism which to-day has caused a world to mourn, that intolerance of intolerance which has armed anti-clerical persecutions in all lands. Nor were the actors in the drama less varied than the scenes enacted. The Revolution produced Mirabeau and Talleyrand, Robespierre and Napoleon, Sieyès and Hébert. The marshals of the First Empire, the doctrinaires of the Restoration, the journalists of the Orleanist monarchy, all were alike the children of this generation of storm and stress, of high idealism and gross brutality, of changing fortunes and glory mingled with disaster.


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History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 - François-Auguste-Marie-Alexis Mignet

James Johonnot - Ten Great Events in History artwork Ten Great Events in History
James Johonnot
Genre: World
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a love story book. History buffs love to immerse themselves in the details of past eras. But sometimes, one can get bogged down in the minutia of times gone by and fail to grasp the significance of the bigger picture. This volume from historian James Johonnot is the antidote to overly compartmentalized history texts, offering a broad perspective on the major events that coalesced to shape the world we live in.


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Ten Great Events in History - James Johonnot

Watkin Tench - A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay artwork A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay
Watkin Tench
Genre: Australia & Oceania
Publish Date: 31 December 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Captain Tench has here given a very satisfactory general account of the voyage of the fleet appointed for the conveyance of the convicts to Botany Bay. --On their arrival there, finding no eligible spot for the intended settlement, they proceeded to Port Jackson, only a few hours sail northward from the bay, and where they found an excellent harbour. Here they fixed, and here perhaps, has been laid the foundation of a great and flourishing state.


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A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay - Watkin Tench

Grover Cleveland - A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents artwork A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Grover Cleveland
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 23 June 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a history book. In the administration of a government pledged to do equal and exact justice to all men there should be no pretext for anxiety touching the protection of the freedmen in their rights or their security in the enjoyment of their privileges under the Constitution and its amendments. All discussion as to their fitness for the place accorded to them as American citizens is idle and unprofitable except as it suggests the necessity for their improvement. The fact that they are citizens entitles them to all the rights due to that relation and charges them with all its duties, obligations, and responsibilities. These topics and the constant and ever-varying wants of an active and enterprising population may well receive the attention and the patriotic endeavor of all who make and execute the Federal law.


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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Grover Cleveland

Dutton Cook - A Book of the Play artwork A Book of the Play
Dutton Cook
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A book of criticism by the English dramatic critic and author, Edward Dutton Cook, in which he criticizes the transactions of the British theatre. The book includes collections and records of the histrionic life and every other thing related to the theatre.


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A Book of the Play - Dutton Cook

Anna Catherine Emmerich - The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ artwork The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Anna Catherine Emmerich
Genre: History
Publish Date: 08 February 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They are but intended to take one of the lowest places among those numerous representations of the Passion which have been given us by pious writers and artists, and to be considered at the very utmost as the Lenten meditations of a devout nun, related in all simplicity, and written down in the plainest and most literal language, from her own dictation. To these meditations, she herself never attached more than a mere human value, and never related them except through obedience, and upon the repeated commands of the directors of her conscience.


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The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Anna Catherine Emmerich

John Lord - A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon artwork A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon
John Lord
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 14 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

American historian John Lord recounts the modern history of Europe from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century in this textbook for high school and college students published in 1865.


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A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon - John Lord

David Livingstone & Horace Waller - The Last Journals artwork The Last Journals
David Livingstone & Horace Waller
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 30 April 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the first of two volumes of the last journals of Scottish missionary and African explorer David Livingstone. This book, published in 1874, begins with his arrival in Zanzibar and continues through 1868, with many maps and other illustrations.


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The Last Journals - David Livingstone & Horace Waller

Robert Kerr - A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 05 artwork A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 05
Robert Kerr
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1812
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These volumes provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, from the time of Alfred the Great in the ninth century to the great voyages of Captain Cook at the end of the eighteenth century. The discovery of Iceland by the Norwegians, the early discovery of America by the Icelandic peoples in the year 1001, the journey of Contarini into Persia, the voyages and travels into Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Persia and India by Ludovico Verthema, the voyages of the East India Company, the discovery of Florida, the voyages to Newfoundland and Canada by Jacques Cartier, and an historical account of the early circumnavigations of the globe are among the many accounts included. The eighteen volumes cover Europe, Africa, Asia, America, Polynesia and Australia and include a particularly fine account of Captain Cook's voyages. Kerr includes accounts of travel and exploration not easily obtained elsewhere as well as rendering into English for the first time others previously unavailable in the English tongue.


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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 05 - Robert Kerr

Emily Sarah Holt - All's Well artwork All's Well
Emily Sarah Holt
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is set in the sixteenth century, at the beginning of the Reformation. The action is in the Weald of Kent, a hugely forested area that extended as far as Hampshire. The family at the centre of the story had been converted to Protestantism, but still outwardly clung to Catholicism. This meant that the local priest, through hearing confessions, knew something of what was going on, and carried the information to the Bishop. One of the younger women of the family had been particularly advanced in her Protestant action and beliefs. She is taken before the Bishop, and is condemned to jail, where she is very badly treated, sleeping on straw, without change of clothing, and fed only on bread and water. The place where she was kept was changed for the better, after she had been brought for further interview before the Bishop. But this was only because she was to be burnt alive, in the manner of Holy Church of those days.


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All's Well - Emily Sarah Holt

John Alexander Logan - The Great Conspiracy, Volume 3 artwork The Great Conspiracy, Volume 3
John Alexander Logan
Genre: History
Publish Date: 25 December 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In preceding Chapters of this work, it has been briefly shown, that from the very hour in which the Republic of the United States was born, there have not been wanting, among its own citizens, those who hated it, and when they could not rule, were always ready to do what they could, by Conspiracy, Sedition, Mutiny, Nullification, Secession, or otherwise, to weaken and destroy it.


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The Great Conspiracy, Volume 3 - John Alexander Logan


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