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The Early Mapping of Hawai'I

By: Gary L. Fitzpatrick

The cartographic history of Hawaii began with the arrival of Captain James Cook, the famous explorer and chartmaker, in 1778. Between then and the mid-19th century, visitors to HawaiI produced a rich assortment of charts and maps depicting the shores, harbors, towns, and volcanoes of the various islands. This volume traces the story of the mapping of HawaiI during the pivotal years in which the indigenous society was radically transformed by the peoples and ideas imp...

The Early Mapping of Hawaii is an overview of the history of the mapping of Hawaii from the time of European discovery in 1778 through the mid-19th century. Mapmaking was not an art indigenous to Hawaii; foreigners were responsible for the introduction of mapmaking in the islands. For well over seventy years, mapping in Hawaii was largely carried out by Europeans or Americans, and the early maps of Hawaii were mostly made to serve the needs of those foreigners.

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Kashmir Crisis : (Unresolved issue of Muslim Ummah) Opinions & An...

By: Omar Muhammad Anzal Al-Armouti; suleman khan, Performer

1) Consists of Three Parts- Historical perspective, opinions of key influential figures and pictorial coverage of Kashmir conflict 2) First book by Jordanian author in Arabic language on Kashmir issue 3) Comprehensive chapter on striking similarities between Palestine and Kashmir issues 4) Variety of opinions from different of the society of the region. Pakistan's top leadership, renowned figure from Saudi Arabia and prominent politicians, bureaucrats and think tanks of Jordan

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Newes from Scotland : A true discourse, Of the apprehension of sun...

By: Dr. James Carmichael; David J. Favager, Editor

A pamphlet printed in London in 1591 and likely written by James Carmichael who later advised King James VI on the writing of his book Daemonologie. It describes the infamous North Berwick witch trials in Scotland and the confessions given before the King. It was subsequently published in Daemonolgie by King James in 1597.

Item, the said Agnis Tompson confessed that the Diuell being then at North Barrick Kerke attending their comming in the habit or likenes of a man, and seeing that they tarried ouer-long, he at their comming enioyned them all to a pennance, which was, that they should kisse his Buttockes, in signe of duetye to him: which being put ouer the Pulpit barre, euerye one did as he had enioyned them: and hauing made his vngodly exhortations, wherein he did greatlye enveighe again...

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El delincuente psiquiátrico (The Psychiatric Offender) : Visión hi...

By: LIC Roberto Alonso Ramos Erosa

En la antigüedad las enfermedades mentales no tenían la misma explicación que les damos hoy en día. A raíz de la escuela positivista se dejó atrás toda explicación demonológica sobre las psicopatologías. Los avances en psicología y psiquiatría permitieron tener un mayor entendimiento sobre el funcionamiento de la mente del ser humano e inevitablemente eso condujo al estudio del delincuente psiquiátrico. El presente texto hace una revisión histórica sobre la concepción de...

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Travancore State Manual

By: V Nagam Aiya; Ved from Victoria Institutions, Editor

The Travancore State Manual is a huge book, not only on the antiquity of Travancore, but also on the various other features of the place. It is not just a book on the history of the place. To get to know something about the antiquity of Travancore, this book might be quite useful. There are locations where everything looks quite honest. There are also locations where one would have to be a bit wary in imbibing the contentions and arguments. However on the whole, t...

There are many insights in this book. The writer of the main part of this book is V. NAGAM AIYA. I think that many Indian academic historians, who have endeavoured to write the history of ‘Modern’ India, should take lessons from this most unassuming writer, V. NAGAM AIYA. For, they have written the history of ‘Modern’ India in terms of and the perspective from, the Party congresses, meetings, terror activities, splits in political parties, and the doings, and ways and m...

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Malabar Manual: Sample pages

By: William Logan; VED from Victoria Institutions, Compiler

You need to download this book into your computer. It can be opened only in Foxit Readers. It will not open in Adobe Reader. William Logan's Malabar is popularly known as ‘Malabar Manual’. It is a huge book of more than 500,000 words. It might not be possible for a casual reader to imbibe all the minute bits of information from this book. However, in this commentary of mine, I have tried to insert a lot of such bits and pieces of information, by directly quoting ...

My aim First of all, I would like to place on record what my interest in this book is. I do not have any great interest in the minor details of Malabar or Travancore. Nor about the various castes and their aspirations, claims and counterclaims. My interest is basically connected to my interest in the English colonial rule in the South Asian Subcontinent and elsewhere. I would quite categorically mention that it is ‘English colonialism’ and not British Colonialism ...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

This book explains How the universe was formed. How Life was formed How civilization was formed Why civilization is evil The undead

The Sense of Pure Wonder is a continual sense of awareness which is curious about everything, and never stops being curious. It uses all of the cognitive skills of your mind; continually asking questions, continually figuring things out, continually wondering about things, continually looking at things in new ways, continually experiencing new things, continually comparing things to each other, continually gaining a better perspective on the larger context, continually u...

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Malabar Manual : Along with a Commentary by VED from Victoria Ins...

By: William Logan; VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS, Editor

William Logan's Malabar is popularly known as ‘Malabar Manual’. It is a huge book of more than 500,000 words. This book, Malabar, will give very detailed information on how a small group of native-Englishmen built up a great nation, by joining up extremely minute bits of barbarian and semi-barbarian geopolitical areas in the South Asian Subcontinent.

This book, Malabar, will give very detailed information on how a small group of native-Englishmen built up a great nation, by joining up extremely minute bits of barbarian and semi-barbarian geopolitical areas in the South Asian Subcontinent.

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From Resistance to Revolution : A compilation of literary works, p...

By: Historyisaweapon Org

A compilation of literary works, poems, letters, and speeches on resistance and revolution.

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Raising Our Voices : Compiled articles and speeches: Compiled arti...

By: Historyisaweapon Org, Compiler

A compilation of articles, poems, speeches, and other literary works on women's rights, economics, human rights, and a variety of topics.

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Wall Street Owns The Country

By: Mary Elizabeth Lease

A Speech by Mary Elizabeth Lease (circa 1890)

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Annals of the Great Strikes in the United States

By: J. A. Dacus

J. A. Dacus, Annals of the Great Strikes in the United States (1877). In J A Dacus, Annals of the Great Strikes in the United States: A Reliable History and Graphic Description of the Causes and Thrilling Events of the Labor Strikes and Riots of 1877(St Louis: Scammell and Company, 1877), pp. 21—23, 42-43, 98-99.

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First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association

By: Sojourner Truth

First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association (First Speech) at the Church of the Puritans, New York City on May 9, 1867. Published in the New York Tribute, 10 May 1867: 8. Truth's Speech has also been called, "Keeping the Thing Going While Things Are Stirring".

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Martin Delany's Advice to Former Slaves

By: Edward M. Stoeber

Martin Delanys Advice to Former Slaves (July 23. 1865). The speech was reported in the letter of Lieutenant Edward M. Stoeber to Major S. M. Taylor of the Bureau Refugees, Freed men, and Abandoned Lands South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, sent from Beaufort, S.C., July 24, 1865. Printed in pan in Ira Berlin, Steven Hahn, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, and Leslie S. Rowland, "The Terrain of Freedom: The Struggle over the Meaning of Free Labor in the U.S. South," His...

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"Voting by Classes"

By: Mechanic (Unknown)

"Mechanic" (Unknown), "Voting by Classes" (October 13, 1863) . In Columbus [Georgia] Daily Sun, October 13,1863, p. 1.

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The Great Riots of New York

By: Joel Tyler Headley

Joel Tyler Headley, The Great Riots of New York (1873). First printed as The Great Riots of New York, 1712 to 1873: Including a Full and Complete Account of The Four Days' Draft Riot of 1863 (New York: E. B. Treat, 1873). Reprinted as Joel Tyler Headley, The Great Riots of New York: 1712-1873 (New York: Thunders Mouth Press, 2004), pp. 109-13.

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Declaration of Sentiments

By: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In 1848, a historic assembly of women gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, the home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention with Lucretia Mott, who, like her, had been excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London eight years earlier. Modeling her declaration closely on the Declaration of Independence, Stanton extended it to list the grievances of women. The Declaration also called for the right for women to vote, a radical dem...

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John Brown's Last Speech

By: John Brown

On October, 16, 1859, John Brown and nearly two dozen comrades seized the armory at Harper's Ferry in West Virginia, hoping to use its massive arsenal in the struggle to forcibly end slavery. Captured and brought to trial at nearby Charles Town, Brown was found guilty of treason. One month before his execution, John Brown addressed a courtroom in Charlestown, West Virginia, defending his role in the action at Harper's Ferry. Henry David Thoreau, although himself did not ...

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The Impending Crisis of the South

By: Hinton Rowan Helper

Hinton Rowan Helper, The Impending Crisis of the South (1857). First printed in New York by Burdick Brothers in 1857. Reprinted in Hinton Rowan Helper, The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It, ed. George M. Frederickson (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1968), pp. 42-46.

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Marriage Protest of Lucy Stone and Henry B. Blackwell

By: Lucy Stone; Henry B. Blackwell

Marriage Protest of Lucy Stone and Henry B. Blackwell (May 1, 1855). Quoted in T. W. Higginson, "Marriage of Lucy Stone Under Protest," The Liberator (Boston, Massachusetts), vol. 25, no. 18 (Whole no. 1085) (May 4, 1855), p. 71.

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