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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...
Akbar, Emperor of India
A picture of life and customs from the sixteenth century, centered around Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar, the third Mughal Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in India, one of the most powerful empires of the...
Forty-one years in India
I would never have ventured to intrude upon the public with my personal reminiscences had I not been urged to do so by friends who, being interested themselves in what I was able to tell them of...
Glimpses of Bengal
The letters translated in this book span the most productive period of my literary life, when, owing to great good fortune, I was young and less known.
Youth being exuberant and leisure am...
Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
The history of this volume can be given in a few words. Months ago I said to a beloved relative that during the greater part of my life I had more to do than I could well accomplish, and that now, ...
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