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Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases –by: Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Thoroughly appalled and sickened by the rising numbers of white-on-black murders in the South since the beginning of Reconstruction, and by the unwillingness of local, state and federal governments to prosecute those who were responsible, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett wrote Southern Horrors, a pamphlet in which she exposed the horrible reality of lynchings to the rest of the nation and to the world. Wells explained, through case study, how the federal government's failure to intervene allowed Southern states the latitude to slowly but effectively disenfranchise blacks from participating as free...

Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 –by: Peter C. Welsh

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Cover design after engraving from Diderot.

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY:

PAPER 51

WOODWORKING TOOLS, 1600 1900

Peter C. Welsh

SPECIALIZATION 183

CONFIGURATION 194

CHANGE 214

BIBLIOGRAPHY 227

Peter C Welsh

WOODWORKING TOOLS

1600 1900

This history of woodworking hand tools from the 17th to the 20th century is one of a very gradual evolution of tools through generations of craftsmen. As a result, the sources of changes in design are al...

The Untroubled Mind

A very wise physician has said that “every illness has two parts—what it is, and what the patient thinks about it.” What the patient thinks about it is often more important and more troublesome than the real disease. What the patient thinks of life, what life means to him is also of great importance and may be the bar that shuts out all real health and happiness. The following pages are devoted to certain ideals of life which I would like to give to my patients, the long-time patients who have especially fallen to my lot.

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THE

UNTROUBLED MIND

BY

HERBERT J....

The Man Who Staked the Stars

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from Planet Stories July 1952. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

[Illustration]

THE MAN WHO STAKED THE STARS

By CHARLES DYE

Bryce Carter could afford a smug smile. For hadn't he risen gloriously from Thieves Row to director of famed U.T.? Was not Earth, Moon, and all the Belt, at this very moment ...

Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum

Mary Pengilly was taken to a Lunatic Asylum by her sons where she kept a diary, which this book is taken from. Mary records the harsh conditions and treatments received at the hands of the nurses during her stay. Once Mary is released she takes it upon herself to make the authorities aware of the situation at the Provincial Lunatic Asylum.

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DIARY WRITTEN IN THE Provincial Lunatic Asylum,

BY

MARY HUESTIS PENGILLY.

The prison doors are open I am free; Be this my messenger o'er land and sea.

PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR. 1885.

This little book is hum...

Woman in Science

A history of woman's role in science through the ages and the many contributions she has made.

Chapter Titles are:

1. Woman's Long Struggle for Things of the Mind
2. Woman's Capacity for Scientific Pursuits
3. Women in Mathematics
4. Women in Astronomy
5. Women in Physics
6. Women in Chemistry
7. Women in the Natural Sciences
8. Women in Medicine and Surgery
9. Women in Archaeology
10. Women as Inventors
11. Women as Inspirers and Collaborators in Science
12. The Future of Women in Science: Summary and Epilogue

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Stories of Inventors

Doubleday chronicles the history of everyday inventions that form the foundation of technology now common through the world. While some of the inventions are no longer used, each example shows how inventors contributed to technology through perseverance, inspiration and clever observations. In each chapter, he gives a clear, understandable background of the technology.

Many of the now outdated inventions may have inspired later inventions by meeting emerging demands. For example, Edison's filament bulb is now being phased out by more efficient CFL's, but Edison's contribution to indoor ...

A Voyage to Arcturus

A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. It has been described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the "greatest novel of the twentieth century" and was a central influence on C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.

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A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS.

By David Lindsay

Contents:

1 The Seance 2 In the Street 3 Starkness 4 The Voice 5 The Night of Departure ...

The Coming Race –by: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as “the great unwashed”, “pursuit of the almighty dollar”, “the pen is mightier than the sword”, and the infamous incipit “It was a dark and stormy night.” Despite his popularity in his heyday, today his name is known as a byword for bad writing. San Jose State University holds an annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing in which contestants have to supply terr...

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