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Frederick Douglass in Galt By David Menary
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Before the American Civil War, and almost a decade before Confederation, abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass visited Galt (present-day Cambridge, Ontario), Canada West. It was... More > mid-December 1857, and he lectured about "The Brotherhood of Nations." Douglass was a familiar figure on the lecture circuit, having helped many fugitive slaves flee to Canada through the Underground Railroad. Although Douglass had been a close associate of radical abolitionist John Brown, he also developed a friendship with President Abraham Lincoln that lasted until Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The lecture series that winter in Galt included other well-known speakers, but all other speeches were free to the residents of the town, except for the Douglass lecture, for which there was a 12-and-a-half cent admission charge. Proceeds helped defray travel costs for Douglass, and fund his anti-slavery newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. When he died in 1895, he was one of the best-known men in America.< Less
Frederick Douglass in Galt By David Menary
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Before the American Civil War, and almost a decade before Confederation, abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass visited Galt (present-day Cambridge, Ontario), Canada West. It was... More > mid-December 1857, and he lectured about "The Brotherhood of Nations." Douglass was a familiar figure on the lecture circuit, having helped many fugitive slaves flee to Canada through the Underground Railroad. Although Douglass had been a close associate of radical abolitionist John Brown, he also developed a friendship with President Abraham Lincoln that lasted until Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The lecture series that winter in Galt included other well-known speakers, but all other speeches were free to the residents of the town, except for the Douglass lecture, for which there was a 12-and-a-half cent admission charge. Proceeds helped defray travel costs for Douglass, and fund his anti-slavery newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. When he died in 1895, he was one of the best-known men in America.< Less
American History Stories: Complete 4 Volumes By Mara L. Pratt
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American History Stories: Complete Four Volumes by Mara L. Pratt. Written for older grammar school children covers American History from Columbus through the French and Indian Wars. The voyages of... More > Francis Drake, the Pilgrims, founding of New York and Philadelphia, the Salem witchcraft trials, and King Philips's War. Second volume covers the Revolutionary War in Detail, including the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, the Capture of Ticonderoga, the winter at Valley Forge. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Israel Putnam, Lafayette, and many others. Third volume covers to the end of Revolutionary War to the 19th century. Topic, the administrations of Washington and Jefferson, the War of 1812 and various Indian Wars, and Andrew Jackson, Daniel Webster, Zachary Taylor, William Henry Harrison, and John Brown. Fourth volume covers the Civil War from the beginning of Lincoln's first term to his assassination following the Union victory. Battles of New Orleans, Vicksburg and Gettysburg.< Less
Conquering America By Stephen Mark Richards
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This book was prompted by the successful completion of an epic journey around America and the publication of three books: Tornado Spring; Wild Summer and Desert Winter which document the... More > author’s adventures. Conquering America brings together these three books to present, for the first time, the entire adventure in a single volume. Inspiration was found in both urban and natural settings, through encounters with people, animals and environments. This created interactions that were at times exciting and interesting, and at others sad, joyous or downright terrifying. Throughout, the author relates events to the political world and his intimate past. He provides fascinating insights from the view of a stranger who discovers an America which is often at odds with its image. His open-minded approach sheds light on a culture and a country of which every American should feel proud. Visit AmpUrLife.com for more information.< Less
Personal Recollections of the Civil War By James Madison Stone
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DURING the winter of i860 and 1861 there was great uneasiness felt in the North. The South, through the democratic party, had been the ruling section of the country most of the time since the... More > establishment of the Republic, but at the time of the election in the autumn of i860 a northern political party had won. That party was not only a northern party, but it was an abolition party. The election of an abolition president, Mr. Lincoln, by the North, was at once regarded as a menace to the slave holding interests of the South, which section at once began to make preparations to withdraw from the Union. As the spring months passed and Mr. Lincoln, the new president, took his seat, secession was more and more talked about. Soon the 6th Massachusetts Regiment was attacked in Baltimore. Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor was fired upon. Battalion after battalion of the state militia were being hurried away south for the protection of the Capitol.< Less
Per Axel Rydberg’s Botanical Collecting Trips to Western Nebraska in 1890 and 1891 By Robert Kaul & David Sutherland
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In the summer of 1891, Per Axel Rydberg and his assistant, Julius Hjalmar Flodman, collected plants in western Nebraska for the United States Department of Agriculture. They collected many... More > first-records for Nebraska as well as some that became type specimens of Rydberg’s and other botanists’ names. In the following autumn and winter, Ryd­berg made a detailed, typewritten, carbon copied 35-page Report and 37-page List of specimens from that trip; one carbon copy is in the Bessey Herbarium (NEB) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. It is these documents that we present here, extensively annotated with our geographic clarifications, original and updated nomenclature, and citations of specimens in NEB and elsewhere.< Less
Children's Christmas Storybook By Mauri Gandy
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This is one of our favorite and most popular books and we have now reprinted it in a newly designed edition. Includes the Christmas Story according to St. Luke, The German Legend of the Story of the... More > Christ Child (Elizabeth Harrison), A Christmas Carol (C. Dickens), The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Anderson), The Christmas Star(K. Pyle), The Bird's Christmas (F. E. Mann), The First Christmas Tree (Wheelock), The Little Girl's Christmas (W. Lincoln), A Christmas Fairy (John Winter), The Cratchit’s Christmas Dinner (Charles Dickens), Why the Chimes Rang (R. McAlden) and the Noel Candle (Clement Moore). And 23 more wonderful Christmas Stories. 270 pages of easy to read large type, and beautiful victorian style pictures.< Less
Children's Christmas Storybook By Mauri Gandy
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This is one of our favorite and most popular books and we have now reprinted it in a newly designed edition. Includes the Christmas Story according to St. Luke, The German Legend of the Story of the... More > Christ Child (Elizabeth Harrison), A Christmas Carol (C. Dickens), The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Anderson), The Christmas Star(K. Pyle), The Bird's Christmas (F. E. Mann), The First Christmas Tree (Wheelock), The Little Girl's Christmas (W. Lincoln), A Christmas Fairy (John Winter), The Cratchit’s Christmas Dinner (Charles Dickens), Why the Chimes Rang (R. McAlden) and the Noel Candle (Clement Moore). And 23 more wonderful Christmas Stories. 270 pages of easy to read large type, and beautiful victorian style pictures.< Less

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