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Women in the Book Trade: Three Women Publishers of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Playwriting
This book profiles three women publishers at three women's presses: Emily Faithfull at the Victoria Press in the nineteenth century, and Lilian Mohin at Onlywomen Press and Sue Butterworth at Silver Moon Books in the twentieth century. For the reader interested in printing by women as well as publishing by women this book provides an account of those experiences also.
Fifteen Women Philosophers you should have learned about in school (but probably didn’t)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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Why a book on women philosophers? Philosophy is genderless, but the under-representation of women in philosophy is an unfortunate truth. Join award-winning author, retired lecturer Janet Cameron, MA as she explores fifteen female philosophers you may never have heard of - women who changed the world, and the way we think today.
Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the 'mad', care for the distressed, cure mental 'disease', and predict outcomes of ‘illnesses.’ This brief history looks at those approaches and the eras in which they predominated.
POL POT: The Murder of 2 Million Fellow Cambodians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
In April of 1975, radical Marxist Pol Pot and his “Khmer Rouge” overthrew Cambodian government and King Norodom and proclaimed “This is now year zero for Cambodia” and that it’s society was about to be “purified”. Capitalism, western culture, city life, religion and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an outrageous form of peasant Communism.
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Following the final run of his Wild West Show, Nate Salsbury initiated a new production called "Black America." The new show, though somewhat patronizing, gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in show business, and increased public awareness of their many skills and talents.
Stou O8wna ta chronia...
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Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: Greek. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Treis stigmes apo ta prwta chronia zwhs tou Ellhnikou Kratous. Mia exegersh sthn Patra to 1837, mia ektelesh enos Dhmiou to 184* kai telos, h apelef8erwsh merikwn Tserkezwn sklavwn apo enan doulempora.
The Tracks We Leave: A Dialog With Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Listen to the words of the late Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare as he talks of the early days of teaching Kenpo Karate in the 1960's, and his lifelong journey of bringing the art from California to New England.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
Georgetown at the Turn of the Millennium
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Georgetown is located 35 miles north of the City of Boston. It is in Essex County and has a number of historical seventeenth century neighbors. Unlike its neighbors, Georgetown has its own K-12 public school system, and is the home of "Erie Four," the oldest still operating privately owned fire company in the United States, funded primarily by donations. These are some of its citizens' stories.
Sgeul nan Eilthireach a dh’fhalbh à Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh
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Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation of 'The Story of Emigration from Berneray, Harris' by Peter Kerr. Published by Comunn Eachdraidh Bheàrnaraigh/Berneray Historical Society 2012
Freedom of Speech: The American Way
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Have we lost our way? Freedom of speech is very important in our culture. Even though we are guaranteed freedom of speech by our Bill of Rights, that doesn't mean we should vilify others, even though we have the right to do it.
Selected Writings on Writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
A collection of selected writings by author Penny Colman, including blog posts and book talks that elucidate her process for writing "Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World," a historical nonfiction narrative for all ages.
Population - Dandelion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by DarkGate. Category: Essay » Sociology
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Population - Dandelion is an essay about movements that are against the social structures whether it be government, organizations, schools or religion. These social structures also referred to as machines are designed to control people through the concept of panopticism (described by Michael Foucault). The essay focuses on a culture with a message (Hippies, flower children) and how they set out...
Berwick's Battle Against Drink 1830-1900
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Series: Drink and Berwick upon Tweed, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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The backlash against the drink culture in nineteenth-century Berwick-upon- Tweed which has parallels with stories in the media today. How the Victorians dealt with the problem. The rise of the Temperance Movement and the influence of Scotland on this English town. Print version published 2010.
Is Elijah Muhammad The Offspring Of Noble Drew Ali And Marcus Garvey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by Secretarius MEMPS. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan is an old proverb the is very befitting when it comes to this book. It is no secret that the Supreme Wisdom taught by Messenger Elijah Muhammad is extremely dynamic to say the least and as so many can attest to, very few Black people in American have not been affected in one way or another. This book examines the fruit that fell from the tree.
A Pub on Every Corner? - Drink and the Licensed Trade in Nineteenth-Century Berwick-upon-Tweed
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Series: Drink and Berwick upon Tweed, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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Insights into the social history of the border town of Berwick upon Tweed, viewed through the developments of the licensed trade and the changes in the laws affecting it,during the nineteenth-century.
Piąta Komenda
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: Polish. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Historia największej prowokacji tajnych służb komunistycznej Polski. Czym była fikcyjna Piąta Komenda WiN? Czy prowokatorzy jeszcze żyją?
Christmas Customs of Old Whitby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Paul McDermott. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Some recollections of old Christmas customs in the ancient seaport of Whitby, which lies on the North East Coast of England. The booklet covers ancient customs some probably dating back to Pagan times, such as the visitations of the 'Vessel Cup Singers'. It also includes descriptions of the special delicacies that were eaten at Yuletide in this mysterious old Yorkshire seaport.