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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.
Against the Odds The Story of The Hollies FCJ Convent School, 1852 - 1985
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Price: Free! Words: 59,840. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
"Education, education, education" is not a new clarion call; it was the guiding principal of the FCJ, the basis of their philosophy. They felt that the only way to change society was through a good education. "Against The Odds" is an exploration of women's education through the history of one school in Manchester, England,
There is No Right to Rule
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Everyone believes there's some authority that has a right to rule. But where did this idea originate. What if it can be proven that all authority is assumed under notions that we are told are legitimate? This book investigates the idea of authority and evidences how an elite group has always ruled. I evidence when slavery was abolished those compensated were the slave owning political class.
It's All a Con
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
The 1,000 Years Deception
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
March On Washington: August 28, 1963
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is a newly revised (2013) edition of a detailed study of the March on Washington. The book describes the planning leading up to the March and the events of the day itself. The book is based on extensive interviews with participants in the March.
Broken Spirits: A Letter to my cousin, Rodney G. King
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Broken Spirits: A letter to my cousin Rodney G. King is a story that has never been told. Ontresicia Averette, King's cousin, business partner and confidant discloses intimate details of King and his struggle while simultaneously fighting to maintain peace in her life from encountering vast amount of of gender and racial discrimination.
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.
HerStory
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
HerStory is every clubwoman’s story. It is a microcosm of the evolution of women throughout the country for over 113 years.
Forgotten Power: Byzantium, Bulwark of Christianity
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
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.
Restless Spirit - The Story of Rose Quinn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,060. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Rose Quinn died in an asylum less than a year after being committed by her brother for refusing to live with the man she had been forced to marry. The story remained a family secret for three generations. This is the story of Rose and how her family brought her story to light in the 21st century, a testament to her and others who suffered this cruel fate.
Sailing with Hunters
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Adventure, danger, tragedy, hardship and humour on the Arctic fishing grounds. This story is a must for all who are interested in the sea or an aspect of life in the 1950s Highly acclaimed by readers in the fishing industry. "Fascinating Story," Dave Buckley, Trawler Historian, Fleetwood Weekly News. "Charlie tells it like it was," Jim Porter, Fleetwood Marine Heritage Trust.
Croniquilla de Contratación
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Price: Free! Words: 96,230. Language: Spanish. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Al leer esta modesta Croniquilla le ruego sea benévolo con ella. Dispense los grandes errores. El autor no tuvo siquiera escuela primaria. El niño leproso estaba proscrito de las aulas oficiales y privadas. Se le consideraba amenaza social horripilante. Fue escrita con honestidad; la verdad campea en la denuncia.
The Nana Letters: A Love Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The nineteenth-century version of an on-line romance, The Nana Letters. is an edition of a letter collection that reads like a novel with romance, intrigue, and tragic death. Nana is an engaging heroine, often a typical Victorian young woman, but also an adroit negotiator who must walk a narrow path between two roles: submissive woman and determiner of her own destiny.
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.
Broken Promises Scottish Breach of Promise Cases
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The lives, loves and personal tragedies of people whom history has forgotten are brought under the searchlight through a study of 19th and early 20th century breach of promise of marriage cases. From legal records, newspaper reports and birth, marriage and death and census records, the author has brought back to life the personal stories of women, who felt betrayed and deserted.
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.
Social Unrest in the South Wales Coalfield
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book covers the trades unions disputes in the Coalfield from the start of the Industrial Revoltion until 1985.
A New Forest Childhood 1903-1916
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Price: Free! Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The memoirs of Thomas Gilbert Scott growing up in Sway in the New Forest before the Great War. This ebook version does not contain the photographs, family tree or map of the print edtion.
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.