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Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822 By Mr. Archibald H. Grimke
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In "Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822," Archibald Grimke presents an account of the attempted Denmark Vesey slave revolt in Charleston, S.C. in 1822. Vesey was transported from... More > Africa to Charleston as the personal servant of a slave trader, but paid for his freedom with lottery winnings when as a young man. Vesey resided in Charleston after purchasing his freedom and became a successful carpenter and a trusted and respected member of the community.< Less
A Heritage of Faith By Alan Ciechanowski
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Not many churches can claim that they are older than the nation, but Peters Creek Baptist Church is one that can. The oldest Baptist church west of the Alleghenies, PCBC was founded in 1773 and has... More > been worshiping and serving Christ ever since. The church still sits on land given to it by one of its first pastors, and the people currently worship in the fifth building to be constructed on the property. A Heritage of Faith is the story of those people. Through times of prosperity and hardship, wisdom and uncertainty, and even times when they considered closing the doors forever, they have ultimately showed themselves faithful to the cause of Christ for over 230 years. This updated edition contains pictures from the church’s archives as well as additional information covering the years from 1998-2017.< Less
The Dobbins Cemetery, 2nd Edition By Doris Maddock & Christine Comotto
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This transcription of the Dobbins Cemetery in Lesterville, Reynolds County, Missouri gives a glimpse into those early pioneers who are buried there (2nd Edition).
Register of Deceased Soldiers - Fatalities Suffered by the Royal Corps of Sappers and Miners, 1824-1858 By Rob Alexander
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The Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners came into existence in 1812, and was absorbed into the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1856. Casualties were recorded, in increasing detail as time went on, in a... More > bound register. Because members of the Corps typically accompanied many other regiments they suffered casualties world-wide in many actions, especially during the Crimean War. The register, from which this transcription was made, is available at the National Archives at Kew in class WO 25/2972. The entries are, however, in the sequence in which the casualties were notified to the regiment. This transcription in alphabetical sequence is offered to facilitiate more ready access to this data by family historians. There are some 1,297 casualties listed, and in 82 cases the soldier’s next of kin is given, typically giving both name and abode. Even more frequently it is noted whether a soldier’s effects were handed to a relative, often his widow.< Less
America's Housing and Financial Frauds By Rodney Stich
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The sordid story of financial Ponzi schemes by real estate people, banks, and Wall Street financial firms, made possible by members of Congress, regulators, and media people. This updated edition... More > provides a picture of before, during, and after the 2008 financial debacles.< Less
Cheap-money experiments in past and present times; reprinted, with slight revision, from "Topics of the time" in the Century magazine (1892) By Joseph Bucklin Bishop
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THE PEOPLE AND FINANCE THERE are a few elementary principles in economic science the mastery of which by the great body of the American people would be of incalculable value to us as a nation. One... More > of these is that no government can create money out of anything which it may choose to call money. Another is that all classes of the people, rich and poor, laborer and employer, are far better off with a sound and stable currency than they are with any of the varieties of "cheap money." Another is that no part of the financial or business world can be benefited or injured by changes in the monetary standard of value without corresponding benefit or injury to the other parts.< Less
Lest Women Wear The Spurs - Volume II By Burt Dunmire
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This is the second volume of the two volume set
Adolf Hitler By karsten Friedrich
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Adolf Hitler 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("leader")... More > of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.< Less
The "Magic" 1,000-foot Circle: Eighth Air Force Precision Bombing Mission No. 113 of 9 October 1943 By Robert H. Hodges
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. Detailed account of the aerial attack by B-17 bombers of the 94th, 95th, 100th, 385th, 390th Bomb Groups against the Marienburg Focke-Wulf factory. This raid... More > was a prime example of the USAAF’s ability to bomb targets with precision. Also includes coverage of the follow-up raids to the same target. Contents: Foreword. “Critical Week” Begins. Marienburg. Results. Marienburg Revisited. Addendum. Glossary. Bibliography. 14 photos, 1 illustration, 3 maps, 1 diagram, 2 tables, 3 charts. Author flew 400 hours in B-17s in World War II with 486th Bomb Group.< Less
The DMZ: Dividing the Two Koreas By Rober Koehler et al.
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Four kilometers wide and stretching 250 km from the East Sea to the West Sea, the Korean Demilitarized Zone divides the Korean Peninsula roughly in half, with the Republic of Korea to the south and... More > the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the north. Born of the fratricidal Korean War, it is perhaps the oldest continuous symbol of the Cold War and a tense border separating the two halves of the world's last divided nation, where democracy and communism still glare at one another in mutual animosity. Nowhere is this more evident than at the Joint Security Area (JSA) near the so-called "truce village" of Panmunjeom, where South Korean and North Korean soldiers stand practically face to face, the hostility almost palpable.< Less