Category: United States

Adventures In Friendship

Adventures In Friendship

Those who fell in love with “Adventures in Contentment” and the man who went straight into nature’s heart and read her message, will welcome with delight this “Adventures in Friendship.” The beauty of the open is in every page.

The Winning of the West – Volume 3

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

The Winning of the West – Volume 4

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century

John Ruskin (1819-1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as well. Ruskin’s essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Ruskin’s range was vast. He wrote over 250 works which started from art […]

A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee in 1856

Stephen Palfrey Webb (1804-1879) was Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts for two nonconsecutive terms (1842-1845, 1860-1862) and Mayor of San Francisco (1854-1855). After finishing law school, he practiced law in Salem. Afterwards, he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature, first as a Representative and then as a Senator. He was then elected Salem’s mayor, serving three […]

The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States

Ida Bell Wells, later Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), was an African American civil rights advocate and an early women’s rights advocate active in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Fearless in her opposition to lynchings, Wells documented hundreds of these atrocities. Wells became a public figure in Memphis when, in 1884, she led a campaign against racial segregation on […]

The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, Vol. XIII. America: Part II

Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) was an English writer, famous for his Voyages, which provided William Shakespeare and others with material, and was a foundation for the travel literature genre. Hakluyt was born in Hereford and educated at Westminster School, where he was a Queen’s Scholar. Hakluyt’s first work brought him to the notice of Lord Howard […]

A Political History of the State of New York, Volume I: 1774-1832

De Alva Stanwood Alexander (1845-1925) was an American journalist, lawyer, historian, and member of the United States House of Representatives. At 16 he enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and fought in the Civil War. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1870, worked briefly as a teacher and newspaper editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana and […]

A Political History of the State of New York, Volume II: 1833-1861

De Alva Stanwood Alexander (1845-1925) was an American journalist, lawyer, historian, and member of the United States House of Representatives. At 16 he enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and fought in the Civil War. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1870, worked briefly as a teacher and newspaper editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana and […]

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