War Between Japan and Russia focuses on the Russo-Japanese War fought between 1904–05, and gives additional insight onto the region with numerous photographs. The war began after Russia initiated a campaign of expansionist policy into East Asia. Japan launched an offensive, successful military campaign, which led Russia to abandon its efforts in the region.
Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890-91
Lydia Maria Child (1802 –1880) was many things, but always an activist. She was deeply involved in many causes, including aSitting Bull (1831 – 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who fought tirelessly against the United States’ genocidal policies. During an attempt to arrest him, he was killed on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him. Sitting Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake) became a target of the US government after his success at the Battle of Little Bighorn, where the confederated Lakota tribes and the Northern Cheyenne annihilated defeated the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer on June 25, 1876. bolition, women’s rights, indigenous rights, and opposing American expansionism. Writer by trade, she was the editor of The National Anti-Slavery Standard, and she wrote novels, domestic manuals, edited a children’s magazine, and much more. She also was a philanthropist and assisted many causes, artists and musicians financially.
Letters of Lydia Maria Child: With a Biographical Introduction
Lydia Maria Child (1802 –1880) was many things, but always an activist. She was deeply involved in many causes, including abolition, women’s rights, indigenous rights, and opposing American expansionism. Writer by trade, she was the editor of The National Anti-Slavery Standard, and she wrote novels, domestic manuals, edited a children’s magazine, and much more. She also was a philanthropist and assisted many causes, artists and musicians financially.
Waheenee: An Indian Girl’s Story
Waheenee-wea was born in 1839, approximately two to three years after a devastating small pox outbreak. This work tells the life of Waheenee, including her great-grandmother, White Corn, and grandmother, Turtle, and the many stories she grew up with, alongside her own life experiences.
Diary of Anna Green Winslow: A Boston School Girl
In this collection of letters to her mother from 1771-3, Anna Green Winslow sheds light on daily life of the wealthy in the Boston area during the beginnings of the American Revolution. The collection was edited by Alice Morse Earle for this publication.
Florida: Its Scenery, Climate, and History: with an Account of Charleston, Savannah, Augusta, and Aiken and a Chapter For Consumptives
Sidney Lanier (1842-1881) wrote this account of Florida. Of it he stated, “The newspapers have abounded with communications from clever correspondents who have done the State in a week or two; the magazinists have chatted very pleasantly of St. Augustine and the Indian River country; and there are half a dozen guide-books giving more or less details of the routes, hotels, and principal stopping-points. But it is not in clever newspaper paragraphs, it is not in chatty magazine papers, it is not in guide-books written while the cars are running, that the enormous phenomenon of Florida is to be disposed of. There are at least claims here which reach into some of the deepest needs of modern life.”
American Highways: A Popular Account of Their Conditions and of the Means by Which They May be Bettered
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1841-1906) studied at Harvard College and then went on to become a professor in paleontology there. Although he was from Kentucky, he served in the Union Army as an officer during the Civil war. However, he was an apologist for slavery, and in an 1884 Atlantic Monthly article stated that slavery in the US had been “infinitely the mildest and most decent system of slavery that ever existed.” This racism influenced his own teachings. Initially a creationist, he later became a proponent of Lamarckian theories, and an espouser of Aryan supremacy.
Boudoir Mirrors of Washington
The Lindlahrs, Henry and Anna, wrote extensively of the merits of a vegetarian diet, and are considered to be the authors of “one of the cornerstone texts of American naturopathic medicine.” While science has shown that some of their findings in this work are false, many have been shown to be helpful in improving health, such as access to sunlight and fresh air, and a plant-based diet. This work contains a variety of recipes for creating vegetarian meals.
The Limits of Moderation: Jimmy Carter and the Ironies of American Liberalism
The Limits of Moderation: Jimmy Carter and the Ironies of American Liberalism is not a finished product. Consider this book a primary source, an unfinished manuscript of the type historians might encounter while digging into the papers of an intellectual figure in an archive.
The Lord of the Desert: A Study of the Papers of the British Officer John B. Glubb in Jordan and Iraq
John Bajot Glubb, a British engineer officer, was sent to Iraq in 1920 to resolve the problems which erupted after the Iraqi revolt. He remained in the area for ten years, working with the Bedouins and learning fluent Arabic.
William Richard Morfill (1834-1909) was a University of Oxford professor, specializing in Russian and Slavonic languages. He was born in England, and even as a small child was interested in foreign languages.
The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang: By the Shaman Hwui Li
Hiuen-Tsiang, also known as Xuanzang, was a Chinese Buddhist monk, traveler, researcher, and translator of the seventh century. Born in 602, he was primarily known for his travels to Southeast Asia, in what is now known as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, where he wrote about Chinese and Indian Buddhist practices.
A Text-Book on the History of Painting
John Charles Van Dyke is primarily known for being an art critic and historian, but he had many interests, as he was also a nature writer and intrigued by the law. Van Dyke was admitted to the bar in New York in 1877, but instead he worked as a librarian from 1878 at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. In 1891, he was appointed to the professor of art history.
Historical Sketches of New Haven
Ellen Strong Bartlett was an evocative and prolific writer. Historical Sketches of New Haven offers a wonderful portrait of New Haven, Connecticut. Bartlett offers centuries of history, photographs, architectural analysis, folklore and more.
The Athenian Year Primer: Attic Time-Reckoning and the Julian Calendar
by Christopher Planeaux Purchase Ancient Athenians typically used two or, at times, three separate calendars from the 6th to 1st Centuries BCE. Scholars have long known that all ancients followed the Moon, Sun, and Stars to organize their lives, but exactly how the Calendars of Ancient Athens functioned on a daily basis has remained a point… Continue reading The Athenian Year Primer: Attic Time-Reckoning and the Julian Calendar
John Harvard and His Times
by Henry C. Shelley Purchase Henry C. Shelley prefaced this work on John Harvard by stating, “Among the names graven on the foundation stones of American history none is so deeply carved or is so rich in promise of endurance as that of John Harvard. In fact, no name has been for so many generations… Continue reading John Harvard and His Times
Colonial Folkways: A Chronicle of American Life in the Reign of the Georges
by Charles McLean Andrews Purchase Charles McLean Andrews was a well regarded scholar focusing on American colonial history. As a leader of the “Imperial School” of historians, he emphasized the role England played. Specifically, he he argued that British leaders failed in a major way to recognize the differences in American society, which led to… Continue reading Colonial Folkways: A Chronicle of American Life in the Reign of the Georges
Sources in Late Antiquity and Byzantium
by Leslie Kelly Purchase This book introduces the student of Late Antiquity and Byzantium to the types of sources they are most likely to encounter in their research, explaining how these genres work and how best to utilize them as sources for history. When attempting to draw on a letter, a legal text, a code… Continue reading Sources in Late Antiquity and Byzantium
Journal of a Trip to California: Across the Continent from Weston, Mo., to Weber Creek, Cal., in the Summer of 1850
by C. W. Smith, by R. W. Vail Purchase Found in the litter of a storeroom was a small 4×6 notebook bound in leather. The notebook contained pressed flowers, plants, and the story of C. W. Smith’s journey to California. C. W. Smith’s father, William Smith, came to the United States from England in 1831… Continue reading Journal of a Trip to California: Across the Continent from Weston, Mo., to Weber Creek, Cal., in the Summer of 1850
From Slavery to Wealth, The Life of Scott Bond: The Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy and Perseverance
by Daniel Arthur Rudd Purchase Scott Bond was born into slavery in Madison County, Mississippi. Due to the inhumanity of slavery, Bond’s exact birth year is not known, outside from being sometime in the early 1850s. Despite the intolerable cruelties Bond faced, he went on to become a high powered farmer and entrepreneur. He was… Continue reading From Slavery to Wealth, The Life of Scott Bond: The Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy and Perseverance
The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America: Volume II
by John Fiske Purchase John Fiske was born on March 30, 1842 in Hartford, Connecticut as Edmund Fiske Green. Fiske was raised by his paternal grandmother who enjoyed an excellent education, learning Latin and Greek at a very early age, moving on to other languages as a teen, including Spanish, Hebrew and Sanskrit. He attended… Continue reading The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America: Volume II
The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America: Volume I
by John Fiske Purchase John Fiske was born on March 30, 1842 in Hartford, Connecticut as Edmund Fiske Green. Fiske was raised by his paternal grandmother who enjoyed an excellent education, learning Latin and Greek at a very early age, moving on to other languages as a teen, including Spanish, Hebrew and Sanskrit. He attended… Continue reading The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America: Volume I
Shakespeare and the Makers of Virginia: Annual Shakespeare Lecture, 1919
by Adolphus William Ward Purchase Adolphus William Ward was born on December 2, 1837 in London to a family of means. His father, John Ward, was an English diplomat. After his schooling, he being a professor of history and literature at Owens College. He also helped to found Victoria University and Withington Girls’ School. Additionally,… Continue reading Shakespeare and the Makers of Virginia: Annual Shakespeare Lecture, 1919
Quaker Women, 1650-1690
by Mabel Richmond Brailsford Purchase Mabel Richmond Brailsford was not a Friend, but this work is considered to be truthful, extremely well researched, and also sympathetic. Brailsford did extensive research at the Library at Devonshire House in order to complete the portraits of numerous Quaker women, such as Margaret Fell, Barbara Blaugdone, Elizabeth Hooton, Elizabeth… Continue reading Quaker Women, 1650-1690
The Spanish Borderlands: A Chronicle of Old Florida and the Southwest
by Herbert E. Bolton Purchase The Spanish Borderlands focuses on the areas between Florida and California, and the influence that Spanish conquistadores held. The work is broken into two sections, with the first highlighting exploration of the region by Spaniards, and the latter half of the book looking at these areas as colonies. Bolton examines… Continue reading The Spanish Borderlands: A Chronicle of Old Florida and the Southwest
Joseph Stebbins: A Pioneer at the Outbreak of the Revolution
by George Sheldon Purchase through Amazon This is an account of one person’s dilemmas during the American Revolution and its aftermath. Joseph Stebbins was born in 1749. He was thrust into the conflict as captain of a militia company of soldiers from Deerfield, Massachusetts. Many colonists experienced mixed emotions about the war, its need and… Continue reading Joseph Stebbins: A Pioneer at the Outbreak of the Revolution
Dogs in Early New England
by Howard M. Chapin Purchase through Amazon Howard M. Chapin’s interesting and unusual study offers a look at dogs in the New England region during the 1600-1700s. He offers accounts derived from both Native Americans and incoming settlers, and includes archival evidence and photographs of artifacts. A dog fancier himself, Chapin sheds some light on… Continue reading Dogs in Early New England
The Unwritten History of Old St. Augustine
by A. M. Brooks, Translated by Annie Averette Purchase through Amazon This work was written and researched by A. M. Brooks, who was born as Abbie M. Brooks, but also wrote as Sylvia Sunshine. She wrote a great deal about Florida, including the work, Petals Plucked From Sunny Climes, which is a highly acclaimed and… Continue reading The Unwritten History of Old St. Augustine
Middle East Reviews: Second Edition
Editors: Mohammed M. Aman PhD and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon About the Editors Mohammed M. Aman, PhD is current Professor (Dean from 1979 to 2002) at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Interim Dean, School of Education (2000-2002), and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Digest of Middle… Continue reading Middle East Reviews: Second Edition
Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives
Editors: John Dixon and Max J. Skidmore Purchase through Amazon President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric and actions become more understandable by reference to his personality traits, his worldview, and his view of the world. His campaign rhetoric catered to Americans comfortable with isolationism and certainly with no appetite for foreign military engagements. So, his… Continue reading Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives
American Prophets of Peace: Souvenir of the National Arbitration and Peace Congress, New York, April 1907
by National Arbitration and Peace Congress Purchase through Amazon When the Peace Congress was proposed, it was considered “the greatest gathering ever held in advocacy of the abolition of war as a means of settling international disputes, and the most important non-political gathering ever held in this country for any purpose.” The Congress was supported… Continue reading American Prophets of Peace: Souvenir of the National Arbitration and Peace Congress, New York, April 1907
The Huguenots in France: After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes with Memoirs of Distinguished Huguenot Refugees, and A Visit to the Country of Voudois
by Samuel Smiles Purchase through Amazon The Huguenots are French Protestants, a denomination that began during the early sixteenth century. Their place in French society oscillated between their being celebrated and defamed. On August 24, 1572, while marking Saint Bartholomew’s Day, thousands of Huguenots were massacred. After decades of fighting occurred, a guarantee of peace… Continue reading The Huguenots in France: After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes with Memoirs of Distinguished Huguenot Refugees, and A Visit to the Country of Voudois
Demand the Impossible: Essays in History as Activism
Born from the wave of activism that followed the inauguration of President Trump, Demand the Impossible asks scholars what they can do to help solve present-day crises. The twelve essays in this volume draw inspiration from present-day activists.
Palaces of Sin, or The Devil in Society
by Col. Dick Maple Purchase through Amazon “Colonel” Dick Maple was the fanciful pen name for Seth McCallen, who penned a great many highly polemical works. He wrote this particular work against alcohol and nightlife. In particular, he guards readers against women in corsets, who drink or otherwise dabble in lifestyles or actions he finds… Continue reading Palaces of Sin, or The Devil in Society
Secrets & Lies in the United Kingdom: Analysis of Political Corruption
by Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq Purchase through Amazon Secrets & Lies in the United Kingdom: Analysis of Political Corruption lifts the shroud of secrecy in the United Kingdom in relation to modern freemasonry in Scotland in the late-18th century, the ‘Stolen Generations’ in Australia from the early 1900s to the late 1970s, Enoch Powell’s motives for… Continue reading Secrets & Lies in the United Kingdom: Analysis of Political Corruption
The Etchings of Rembrandt: A Study and History
by P. G. Hamerton Purchase through Amazon Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894) was an Englishman who was devoted to the arts in numerous forms. He became an orphan at the age of ten; his mother died giving birth to him, and he ended up living with two aunts when he turned five. Five years after that,… Continue reading The Etchings of Rembrandt: A Study and History
The Capture and Execution of John Brown: A Tale of Martyrdom
by Elijah Avey Purchase through Amazon Slavery was truly an awful institution that, even today in its legacy, continues to plague the United States. During its height, abolitionists “waved the bloody flag” and vigorously protested to end it, though it took plunging the nation into the Civil War to result in it being finally eradicated.… Continue reading The Capture and Execution of John Brown: A Tale of Martyrdom
The History of Men’s Raiment
by The Edson Lewis Company Purchase through Amazon Strouse & Brothers, originating out of Baltimore, published this unique tract on the history of men’s fashion in the European world. The work begins with a very brief history of fashion, and then links the Strouse & Brothers firm to that history of high quality fashion. It… Continue reading The History of Men’s Raiment
The Prisoners of 1776: A Relic of the Revolution
by Rev. R. Livesey Purchase through Amazon Most of this work is not by Rev. R. Livesey, but rather by Charles Herbert, who was made prisoner by the English during the Revolutionary War. The journal begins around November 15, 1776, shortly after Herbert was captured while on the brigantine, Dolton. While imprisoned, he suffered from… Continue reading The Prisoners of 1776: A Relic of the Revolution
Cyrus Hall McCormick: His Life and Work
by Herbert N. Casson Purchase through Amazon What would become the International Harvester Company, originally was known as the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. The McCormicks were one of many who had developed farm machinery, but their company grew due to Cyrus McCormick’s attention to building marketing, sales and improved manufacturing. However, one aspect of McCormick… Continue reading Cyrus Hall McCormick: His Life and Work
Pacific Hurtgen: The American Army in Northern Luzon, 1945
by Robert M. Young Purchase through Amazon Too often in war many of its campaigns are forgotten. One such forgotten campaign occurred in the Philippines during the last year of World War II. American Army units fought a bitter battle against dug-in, fanatical Japanese soldiers on the Philippine island of Luzon. It was a campaign… Continue reading Pacific Hurtgen: The American Army in Northern Luzon, 1945
One Little Orchid: Mata Hari: A Marginal Voice
by Sanusri Bhattacharya Purchase through Amazon “Her father was a subject of the Netherlands, and her mother was a Japanese. He died when she was an infant, and in order to protect her from the dangers which beset a young girl of mixed blood in the East, her mother fled from Java with her when… Continue reading One Little Orchid: Mata Hari: A Marginal Voice
A History of Shorthand, Written in Shorthand
by Isaac Pitman Purchase through Amazon Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) lived a fascinating and varied life. He was born in England, and earned his teaching credential from the British and Foreign School Society. He began teaching in Lincolnshire. After marrying in 1835, he started his own school in Gloucestershire, where he taught for a few years… Continue reading A History of Shorthand, Written in Shorthand
Story of the Huguenots: A Sixteenth Century Narrative Wherein the French, Spaniards and Indians Were the Actors
by F. A. Mann Purchase through Amazon The Huguenots are French Protestants, a product of turmoil during the early sixteenth century. The Huguenot community oscillated between celebration and persecution in France. On August 24, 1572, while celebrating Saint Bartholomew’s Day, thousands of Huguenots were massacred. After decades of fighting occurred, an edict of peace was… Continue reading Story of the Huguenots: A Sixteenth Century Narrative Wherein the French, Spaniards and Indians Were the Actors
The Story of Garfield: Farm-Boy, Soldier, and President
by William G. Rutherford Purchase through Amazon James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was the 20th President of the United States. His term was cut short when he was assassinated in 1881, the same year he took office. Many biographies highlight the difficult circumstances Garfield overcame to become the President. He was born in Ohio on a… Continue reading The Story of Garfield: Farm-Boy, Soldier, and President
International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo
by Dr. Florian Qehaja Purchase through Amazon International or Local Ownership? contributes to the debate on the concept of local ownership in post-conflict settings, and discussions on international relations, peacebuilding, security and development studies. It utilizes extensive data collection, including public opinion surveys conducted throughout the country, in order to introduce the concept of local… Continue reading International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo
Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016
by Alexander J. Motyl Purchase through Amazon Ukraine vs. Russia offers indispensable background knowledge and analysis on one of the most important issues of the day—Vladimir Putin’s war against democratic Ukraine. Alexander J. Motyl’s articles and blogs offer in-depth analysis as well as a running commentary on current events and historical controversies in both Russia… Continue reading Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016
From the Farm to the Presidential Chair: The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield
by James D. McCabe Purchase through Amazon James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was the 20th President of the United States. His term was cut short when he was assassinated in 1881, the same year he took office. Many biographies highlight the difficult circumstances Garfield overcame to become the President. He was born in Ohio on a… Continue reading From the Farm to the Presidential Chair: The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield
The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes
by John Dixon Purchase through Amazon Neoliberalism, as a set of ideas, represents the 1970s rebirth—rebranding—of classical liberalism, which originated in the mid-eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment. This book is about those ideas. It assembles an archetypal ideational construct of neoliberalism, so permitting the demarcation of its worldview, grounded in a set of framing assumptions (organizing… Continue reading The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes
Pioneer Days in the Wyoming Valley
by Mary Hinchcliffe Joyce Purchase through Amazon This is a primary source for the history of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley by someone deeply rooted in its society. Mary Hinchcliffe Joyce (1882-1938) was born in Sabastopol, Jenkins Township in Pennsylvania, and graduated from St. John’s High School. She did not attend college, but worked as a stenographer… Continue reading Pioneer Days in the Wyoming Valley