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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing ...
A Tale of Two Cities: A Story of the French Revolution
It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
Introduction to Cornelio Fabro
A brief biography of the priest, philosopher, and theologian.
Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun
Margaret Rogers grew up in a large family in a small town on the prairie, lively and free-spirited. But in high school, God called her. In 1963, she entered the convent to become Sister Zoe. And th...
Village Life in America 1852-1872
The diary of Caroline Cowles Richards, who along with her sister Anna, was sent to the home of their mother's parents in Canandagua, New York following her death. There they were brought up in the ...
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
This volume is the outgrowth of a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published consecutively in the Outlook. While they were appearing in that magazine I was const...
The "Betrothed" did not greatly please one or two friends, who thought that it did not well correspond to the general title of "The Crusaders." They urged, therefore, that, without direct allusi...
The Life of Flavius Josephus
The Life of (Flavius) Josephus is an autobiographical text written by Josephus in approximately 94-99 CE ? possibly as an appendix to his Antiquities of the Jews (cf. Life 430) ? where the author f...
A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century
The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The manuscript translated in this 1866 volume is a Spanish ...
Ancient and Modern Physics
Excerpt: ...But there are other problems to be explained, problems of life and mind, and the same knowledge you have explains them as well as the others, if you simply avail yourself of it. That yo...
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