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Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
The Petersens: From Norway to Croydon Bush
Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is a memoir of the Petersens, one of the first families to settle at Croydon Bush, a farming district near Gore in Southland. Full of tales of Sydney convicts, Māori princesses and Norwegian whalers who jumped ship, their story is typical of the many thousands of settlers who came to New Zealand. It tells how ordinary people built a new community – and a new nation.
Berwick's Battle Against Drink 1830-1900
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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Tobacco Fields of Meath
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 21, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The true story of Irish families at the turn of the twentieth century, striving to make a go of a new crop in order to improve the lives of ordinary people and control the massive problem of unemployment and its consequence - emigration. The story of over 30 years of tobacco growing in Ireland is told here through the private papers of one who was at the heart of the Randlestown experiment.
То был мой театр
Price: Free! Words: 57,820. Language: Russian. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Это - книга, написанная "в стол" в 1984-85 гг. без надежд на скорое издание. Книга - о Театре на Таганке и о времени, не столь уж далёком, с его приметами и привязанностями, верой и безверием. Это - книга любви к тем, кому она посвящена, и книга грусти, причины для которой "очень даже есть", как пел Владимир Высоцкий. Автор книги - журналист, поэт и, по его словам, человек, "отравленный" Таганкой.
Tour Bangkok Legacies - New Discoveries Of Old Treasures
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » History » Social history
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tour Bangkok Legacies is an e-guide book, a do-it-yourself travel guide complete with background information on people, places, maps and directions to help independent travelers discover places off the usual tourist circuit and see the city from a different perspective.
Candy Makers’ Manual for the Household
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Western States, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The Candy Makers’ Manual contains dozens of formulas for creating early 20th century candies, extracts, and syrups. Originally published in Colorado City, Colo., by Cal. O. Enos in the spring of 1905, the newspaper promoted the book and its author stating, “Mr. Enos is a practical and experienced candy maker . . . and as everyone in this city knows, no better candy was ever made than he puts up.”
Fifteen Women Philosophers you should have learned about in school (but probably didn’t)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
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.
Il Mezzogiorno e lo sviluppo negato
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,450. Language: Italian. Published: March 13, 2012 by noubs. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
L'analisi che abbiamo ritenuto di articolare vuole rendere omaggio ad una memoria storica rimossa e ai cosiddetti “briganti”, rappresentati in maniera del tutto travisata e faziosa nell’immaginario collettivo e al tempo stesso analizzare in maniera compiuta il ritardo socio-economico del Mezzogiorno, le cui cause affondano le radici proprio in quel periodo storico.
The 1,000 Years Deception
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
This book evidences the true aspects that underlie the systems which governs us. There are many things we believe to be true, but what if much of what we believe can be exposed as a distorted reality? Significant events from 'hidden' history are brought to the fore with detailed evidence that proves that what we're taught to believe is distinct to the truth. And the truth is far more revealing.
The Tracks We Leave: A Dialog With Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
The History of Custody Law
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Family law, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The complete history of the law of child custody from ancient times to the modern day. Thoroughly and carefully researched by an attorney with many years of experience in family law. It is an enjoyable and readable, yet scholarly book, containing hundreds of annotations. Includes complete citations, in Bluebook form, to hundreds of case reports, statutes, historical records, and other sources.
Forgotten Power: Byzantium, Bulwark of Christianity
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » History » Social history
For centuries, the Byzantine Empire was the center of Christendom, mistress of the Mediterranean, and the symbol for all the rest of the world of splendor, wealth, and cultural ascendancy until it fell to the Ottoman Turks. This book vividly brings to life the glittering emperors, the hotbed of religious controversy, the politics, art, military action, and the lives of ordinary citizens.
King of the Mountain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,030. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The year is 1948 I’m 4 years old, and have run away from home for the first time on my quest to become “King of the Mountain”. Based on the actual antics of a young boy and his friends, “King of the Mountain” offers an autobiographical experience of growing up in the West Kootenays between 1948 to 1962.
Freedom of Speech: The American Way
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
'Your Neighbours' The Gypsies in Australia
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Kate tells of the little-known history and culture of the Gypsies in Australia from the First Fleet to the present day. By drawing on the oral history of the Romani and the written word of the non-Gypsies, her cultural heritage and five years of recent itinerant research, she reveals how this maligned, landless, ethnic nation has brought the best of their culture to share with their neighbours.
The Ullswater Foxhounds 1863-1913 The First 50 Years
Series: History of the Ullswater Foxhounds, The First 50 Years. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by Gone2Ground Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
The story of the Ullswater Foxhounds and their formation, with the usage of newspaper and other reports written at the time, takes the reader from 1863 to 1913. Detailed accounts of meets and runs over the Lakeland fells, interspersed with the author's own accounts and more recent reminiscences of days following hounds, provides the reader with intimate observations of life during those years.
A History of Western Astrology
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » New Age » Astrology
Ronald Reagan, the Emperor Caligula, Claudius, Ptolemy, St Augustine, Queen Elizabeth I and Heinrich Himmler - what have they in common? An interest in astrology. Readers of today's 'star-sign' columns may be unaware of the vast history of astrology and its influence on governments and rulers - and ordinary folk. Here is a history of astrology from 2000 BC to the present day.
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Gorebridge, just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a typical village. "Childhood Memories" is a look back at the author's early memories, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. Family, friends, school, leisure, and local tradition play their part in shaping a youngster. Each chapter is a personal accounts of adventures, interactions and memories of childhood life 'back in the day'.
It's All a Con
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
This book evidences how our existence is based upon conquests, constitutions, contracts, consent & control. It explores the history of conquests from the Age of Exploration & its continuing effects. It evidences how people are presumed to consent to be bound by laws arising under a notion called a social contract that was fabricated to legitimise government. I prove why the constructs are a con.