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Young Folks’ History of England By Charlotte M. Yonge
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A classic history of England for young adults. Most appropriate for Grades 10-12 and great for high school level homeschooling too!
Bayou Folk By Kate Chopin
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ONE agreeable afternoon in late autumn two young men stood together on Canal Street, closing a conversation that had evidently begun within the club-house which they had just quitted. ... More > "There 's big money in it, Offdean," said the elder of the two. "I would n't have you touch it if there was n't. Why, they tell me Patchly 's pulled a hundred thousand out of the concern a'ready."< Less
Bayou Folk By Kate Chopin
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ONE agreeable afternoon in late autumn two young men stood together on Canal Street, closing a conversation that had evidently begun within the club-house which they had just quitted. ... More > "There's big money in it, Offdean," said the elder of the two. "I wouldn't have you touch it if there was n't. Why, they tell me Patchly's pulled a hundred thousand out of the concern a'ready." "That may be," replied Offdean, who had been politely attentive to the words addressed to him, but whose face bore a look indicating that he was closed to conviction. He leaned back upon the clumsy stick which he carried, and continued: "It's all true, I dare say, Fitch; but a decision of that sort would mean more to me than you 'd believe if I were to tell you. The beggarly twenty-five thousand's all I have, and I want to sleep with it under my pillow a couple of months at least before I drop it into a slot."< Less
Common Folk By Mark Lester
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This is a book is a literal "smorgasbord" of short stories written about everyday people. I have made a feeble attempt to share their stories. A portion of the book is devoted to the... More > Asdell family, my maternal ancestors, who emigrated from Antrim County Ireland at the turn of the 19th century moving westward down the Ohio River and settling in the Greene and Daviess County areas in southern Indiana. This book shares the stories of the "ordinary common Americans" who perform "extraordinary deeds" outside the "limelight". These are life stories we can all identify with from our own histories.< Less
Common Folk By Mark Lester
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This is a book is a literal "smorgasbord" of short stories written about everyday people. I have made a feeble attempt to share their stories. A portion of the book is devoted to the... More > Asdell family, my maternal ancestors, who emigrated from Antrim County Ireland at the turn of the 19th century moving westward down the Ohio River and settling in the Greene and Daviess County areas in southern Indiana. This book shares the stories of the "ordinary common Americans" who perform "extraordinary deeds" outside the "limelight". These are life stories we can all identify with from our own histories.< Less
Bristol Folk By Mark Jones
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Bristol Folk includes detailed histories for all known folk musicians working in Bristol in the 1960 and 1970s who made records during that period. Many of those on the scene provided memories and... More > several, including the late Fred Wedlock, wrote special sections, which are included in addition to their main profiles. These help to put the current folk scene in context, as do the sections on the folk club scene and local folk-friendly record labels, which included Village Thing, now recognised as the UK's first 'alternative folk' label. They even described themselves as such way back in the early 1970s! Please note that this electronic edition of 'Bristol Folk' is text only and does not include the images as included in the full price paperback version. The paperback version can be purchased by following the link to Bristol Folk Publications in the Author's Spotlight.< Less
Folks – Book One: History Repeats Itself By Adam Umak
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When the settlement of Roanoke, Virginia and its citizens mysteriously vanish, Benjamin Franklin assembles a team of extraordinarily gifted and talented individuals to solve the disappearance of the... More > lost city. The world's most antisocial giant lumberjack, Paul Bunyan, joins former slave and invulnerable steel drivin' man, John Henry, on an adventure across the purple mountain’s majesty and fruited plains of America to discover who or what is causing it all to disappear. But, these two would-be heroes have a perilous road ahead of them. While on the trail for clues, Paul and John Henry are met with a legion of honorable and infamous Americans lost in time adding more intrigue to the secret of Roanoke than they ever thought possible. Along the way they’ll fight corrupt clergy at the Salem Witch Trials, hazard fine dining with the Donner Party, and hug trees with Johnny Appleseed. Join Paul Bunyan and John Henry on a ridiculous romp through America's secret past in this historical whodunnit.< Less
Fashionable Folks-Hair By Maureen Taylor
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Is there anyone who hasn't had a bad hair day or obsessed about the right hairdo for a special event? Probably not, and this obsession is far from a modern phenomenon. Using the clues explained in... More > this book, you can learn a surprising amount about your ancestors by studying their portraits.< Less
The Plain Folk Scrapbook By Savannah Blaze Lee
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Most of the things you wanted to know when you visited, or thought about, the customs of the Plain Folk. Everything from recipes to hexology in one small volume. Not for the calorie conscious.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois
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The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Du... More > Bois drew from his own experiences as an African-American in the American society. Outside of its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology. The book's import to African Americans was comparable to that of Uncle Tom's Cabin.< Less