Category: Politics & Social Sciences

Woman Church And State

Woman Church And State

This classic history of woman’s oppression is one of the first attempts to document the sad legacy of injustice and discrimination against women, which is unfortunately inseparable from the history of both Christianity and the evolution of the Western state. Beginning in the pre-Christian era, where she finds more evidence of freedom for women than […]

Public Opinion

Public Opinion

In what is widely considered the most influential book ever written by Walter Lippmann, the late journalist and social critic provides a fundamental treatise on the nature of human information and communication. As Michael Curtis indicates in his introduction to this edition. Public Opinion qualifies as a classic by virtue of its systematic brilliance and […]

The Prospective Mother

The Prospective Mother

This book, written for women who have no special knowledge of medicine, aims to answer the questions which occur to them in the course of pregnancy. Directions for safeguarding their health have been given in detail, and emphasis has been placed upon such measures as may serve to prevent serious complications. Treatment of such conditions […]

How To Live On Twentyfour Hours A Day

How To Live On Twentyfour Hours A Day

Philosophers have explained space. They have not explained time. It is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible; without it, nothing. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle, an affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it. You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled […]

Wear And Tear

Wear And Tear

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected […]

Facts By A Woman

Facts By A Woman

Debating the question of ways and means, . . . I was prompted instinctively to pick up a city newspaper . . . my visionary mind was mechanically drawn down through its newsy page to a single item of distinctive meaning, so electrifying and magically warming my freezing life-current, that I was instantly thrown into […]

Human Traits And Their Social Significance

Human Traits And Their Social Significance

This book was written, originally and primarily, for use in a course entitled “Introduction to Contemporary Civilization,” required of all Freshmen in Columbia College. It is an attempt to give a bird’s-eye view of the processes of human nature, from man’s simple inborn impulses and needs to the most complete fulfillment of these in the […]

Women Workers In Seven Professions

Women Workers In Seven Professions

The task of collecting and editing the various essays of which this book is comprised, has not been altogether easy. Some literary defects and absence of unity are, by the nature of the scheme, inevitable: we hope these are counterbalanced by the collection of first-hand evidence from those in a position to speak authoritatively of […]

Call As A Matter Of Course

Call As A Matter Of Course

In climbing a mountain, if we know the path and take it as a matter of course, we are free to enjoy the beauties of the surrounding country. If in the same journey we see a stone in the way and recognize our ability to step over it, we do so at once, and save […]

Nature Cure

Nature Cure

This classic text is described as “Philosophy & Practice Based on the Unity of Disease & Cure”. It is an excellent read for anyone interested in the origins of naturopathic

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a book by the Scottish empiricist philosopher David Hume, published in 1748. It was a revision of an earlier effort, Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature, published anonymously in London in 1739-40. Hume was disappointed with the reception of the Treatise, which “fell dead-born from the press,” as he […]

A Treatise of Human Nature

David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher, economist, historian and a key figure in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. He is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist. During Hume’s lifetime, he was more famous as a historian; his six-volume History of […]

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a classical text describing Hatha Yoga. Possibly the oldest extant text about Hatha Yoga, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika was written about the 15th century CE, by Swami Swatmarama, a disciple of Swami Goraknath. While the text describes : asanas (postures) purifying practices (shatkarma) mudras (finger and hand positions) bandhas (locks) […]

Karma-Yoga

In this book, Swami Vivekananda takes up the concept of Karma Yoga from the Bhagavad Gita, covering topics such as work, motivation, non-attachment, character and action. This a set of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on the subject of Karma Yoga, one of the several yogic paths to enlightenment. Karma Yoga is a mental discipline which […]

Leaves Of Life For Daily Inspiration

Daily Inspirational Readings: Taken from the book for January 19th; Hans Sachs died 1576 William Cosgrove died 1720 James Watt born 1736 Robert E. Lee born 1807 Edgar Allan Poe born 1809 I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore And I hold within my hand Grains of the goldend sand- How few! Yet […]

Youth Its Education Regimen And Hygiene

Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

I have often been asked to select and epitomize the practical and especially the pedagogical conclusions of my large volumes on Adolescence, published in 1904, in such form that they may be available at a minimum cost to parents, teachers, reading circles, normal schools, and college classes, by whom even the larger volumes have been […]

The Young Maiden

Artemas Bowers Muzzey (1802-1892) was an English author and pastor. In 1824 he graduated from Harvard. In 1828 he graduated from the divinity-school and then was a pastor of the Unitarian church in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1830-1833. His works include: The Young Man’s Friend (1886), Sunday-School Guide (1887), Moral Teacher (1839), The Young Maiden (1840), […]

Works and Days

Hesiod was an early Greek poet and rhapsode, who presumably lived around 700 BC. His writings serve as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient timekeeping. Of the many works attributed to Hesiod, three survive complete and many more in fragmentary state. They include Alexandrian Papyri, some dating from […]

The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher

There are very few, except some professional debauchees, who will not readily agree that ‘Marriage is honourable to all, ‘ being ordained by Heaven in Paradise; and without which no man or woman can be in a capacity, honestly, to yield obedience to the first law of the creation, ‘Increase and Multiply. ‘ And since […]

Women and Economics

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prominent and prolific American feminist writer most well known today for her first book, The Yellow Wallpaper (1892), and her seminal work Women and Economics (1898). Gilman founded, edited, and wrote for the journal Forerunner, in which she serialized her novel Herland in 1915. She also co-founded the Women’s […]

Women and the Alphabet

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911) was an American minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He graduated from Harvard in 1841, and was a schoolmaster for two years. He then studied theology at the Harvard Divinity School. Higginson was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. During […]

The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits

Sarah Stickney Ellis (1799-1872) was the author of numerous books; mostly written about women’s role in society. Particularly well-known are The Wives of England, The Women of England, The Mothers of England, and The Daughters of England, also her more directly educational works such as Rawdon House and Education of the Heart: Women’s Best Work. […]

Woman: Man’s Equal

Reverend Thomas Webster (1809-1901) was an Irish immigrant to Canada, an editor and an author. Born in Ireland, his family emigrated to America in 1812, and then moved to Canada. He began teaching Sunday School and was ordained into the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1840. He was the author of: Woman: Man’s Equal (1873) and […]

Woman and Labour

Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably […]

Woman and the Republic

The long cry of Suffrage has not been able to bring about ‘equal pay for equal work’ even where legislation to that effect has been introduced into Trades Unions and State laws. This has still rested, and must rest, with the employer, and his action must be governed by quality and demand and supply. The […]

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