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Philosophy and the Social Problem

by Will Durant

Will Durant was an influential American philosopher who sought to offer a unified perspective of the whole of Western thought, as well as to present philosophical issues and problems in accessible language that...


The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

by Upton Sinclair

Though he is best remembered for his renowned expose of the meatpacking industry in the United States, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair was a voracious thinker and writer who grappled with big ideas throughout his...


The Expert Maid-Servant

by Cristine Terhune Herrick

There has been a resurgence of interest in early-twentieth-century domestic service of late, due in large part to the remarkable popularity of the television series Downton Abbey. Many of the real-life analogues...


Is the Devil a Myth?

by C. F. Wimberly

The figure of Satan has been one of the most compelling and polarizing aspects of Christian theology for millennia. This volume delves into the mystery of the devil, approaching the issue from a number of different...


London's Underworld

by Thomas Holmes

Though London has an international reputation of being the bastion of prim decorum and highly formal social mores, the city has long been a hub for nefarious criminals, as well. Thomas Holmes provides a fascinating...


The Romance of the Milky Way: And Other Studies & Stories

by Lafcadio Hearn

This volume of engrossing essays and odds and ends from the always-interesting writer and amateur social scientist Lafcadio Hearn encompasses a number of topics, including various folk stories from Japan and...


A Young Girl's Diary

by Sigmund Freud, Eden Paul & Cedar Paul

Between overseeing his private practice and developing an entirely new field of research and inquiry that would profoundly influence Western culture, Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud somehow came across and...


An Account of Egypt

by Herodotus & G. C. Macaulay

Regarded by many as the first major historian, Herodotus was a Greek scholar and traveler who set down his impressions of foreign countries and his analysis of wars and other significant events in a relatively...


The Positive School of Criminology: Three Lectures Given at the University of Naples, Italy on April 22, 23 and 24, 1901

by Enrico Ferri

Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social,...


Around the World in Seven Months

by Charles J. Gillis

If you had unlimited funds, an insatiable lust for travel, and months of leisure time at your disposal, what would you do? In this detailed travelogue, author Charles J. Gillis recounts a round-the-world trip...


The Great Illusion: A Study of the Relation of Military Power to National Advantage

by Norman Angell

Journalist, thinker, and Labour Party politician Sir Ralph Norman Angell played a key role in defining his party's anti-interventionist ethos in the early decades of the twentieth century. In The Great Illusion...


The Fruits of Victory: A Sequel to the Great Illusion

by Norman Angell

Norman Angell's 1910 work The Great Illusion proved to be a major breakthrough in twentieth-century geopolitical thinking, although its central argument that global conflict was increasingly unlikely because...


Peace Theories and the Balkan War

by Norman Angell

British journalist, politician, world traveler and polymath Sir Ralph Norman Angell was a close follower of world events. This insightful volume takes an in-depth look at the Balkan conflicts of the early twentieth...


A Popular Account of the Manners and Customs of India

by Charles Acland

The nineteenth century is considered the high water mark of the colonial period in India. As increasing numbers of British citizens began to travel and conduct business in the country, the need for a comprehensive...


Crime and Its Causes

by William Douglas Morrison

Today regarded as an important figure in the development of the field of study that is now known as criminology, William Douglas Morrison was one of the first scholars to attempt a systematic study of criminal...


History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: By the House of Representatives and His Trial by the Senate for High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Office

by Edmund G. Ross

U.S. president Andrew Johnson was thrust suddenly into the seat of power as a result of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. In the tumultuous Reconstruction period, Johnson clashed with lawmakers who were trying...


Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases

by Ida B. Wells

The epidemic of lynching that gripped the American South in the decades after the Civil War and the end of slavery has been glossed over and understated in many history books. Activist Ida B. Wells took it upon...


Mob Rule in New Orleans: Robert Charles and His Fight to the Death

by Ida B. Wells

African-American journalist and activist Ida B. Wells played a major role in shedding light on the widespread practice of lynching in the United States. In this gripping account, Wells details the riots that...


Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times

by Paul Born

People in all areas of society hunger for community. Tamarack director Paul Born shows how people can move from no community, shallow community, or bogus community ("community of fear") to deep community in...


The Vagabond

by Colette & Stanley Appelbaum

A vivid portrait of Parisian music hall life, this 1910 novel reflects the adventures of the author of Gigi as a dancer as well as her struggles balancing respectability and freedom.