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Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America: 1638-1870

by W. E. B. Du Bois Dover Publications (April 07, 2014)

Well-documented classic examines the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much more.


Selected Folktales/Ausgewahlte Marchen: A Dual-Language Book

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Treasury of 27 world-famous tales, among them "Hänsel and Gretel," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood," as well as less familiar tales such as "The Danced-Out Shoes," "The Golden Bird," and "The Six...


The Yankee Whaler

by Clifford Ashley Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illus. Introduction....


Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

This dark psychological drama depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine. Readers will discover an exploration of the nature of evil and the tragedy that lies in human frailty.


Ship Models: How to Build Them

by Charles Davis Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch. Over 150 photographs.


Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup Dover Publications (February 22, 2014)

Now a major motion picture! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation...


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume I

by George Catlin Dover Publications (September 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates.


Ozark Magic and Folklore

by Vance Randolph Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Includes eye-opening information on yarb doctors, charms, spells, witches, ghosts, weather magic, crops and livestock, courtship and marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, animals and plants, death and burial,...


How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small-Boat Designs

by Edwin Monk Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Clear concise manual for amateurs offers detailed illustrated instructions for building 16 basic wooden craft — rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, hydroplane, more. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations....


The Built-Up Ship Model

by Charles G. Davis Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to hand-crafting ship models from the bottom up. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations.


The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

by Charles G. Davis Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.


Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.


West African Folk Tales

by Hugh Vernon-Jackson & Patricia Wright Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Collection of traditional folk tales introduces a host of interesting people and unusual animals — among them "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," and "The Boy in the Drum."


Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: 1818-1913

by Alice Moore Dunbar Dover Publications (May 21, 2013)

51 speeches by prominent African-American leaders include Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?", plus speeches by Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Fanny Jackson, and others.


The Supreme Court and the Constitution

by Charles A. Beard Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

A thorough analysis of the early history and development of judicial review, this book by a preeminent scholar ranks among the most cited and highly regarded texts on law and government.


Learning to Sail

by H. A. Calahan Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures.


A Short History of the Sailing Ship

by Romola Anderson & R. C. Anderson Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Amply illustrated book traces evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years — from vessels of ancient Egypt to full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. 20 halftones and 134 figures.


Adventures of an African Slaver

by Captain Theodore Canot Dover Publications (October 12, 2012)

Brimming with information on every aspect of the slave trade in the nineteenth century, this detailed account by a former slave ship captain accurately portrays the appalling machinery of commercial slavery....


The House Servant's Directory: An African American Butler's 1827 Guide

by Robert Roberts Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Classic survey of work, home life, and race relations in early America — written by an African-American — offers keen insight into the social milieu, hierarchy, and maintenance of the antebellum manor.


Spars and Rigging: From Nautical Routine, 1849

by John M'Leod Murphy & W. N. Jeffers Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Important study describes every improvement made in seafaring equipment up to the mid-19th century — from anchors, bobstays, booms, and cat-head stoppers, to a flying jib, halliards, nippers, and topsail buntlines....


The Tragedy of Lynching

by Arthur F. Raper Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Thorough accounts and analyses of more than 20 lynchings that occurred during 1930, examining in detail the alleged crime, mob formation, police behavior, the area's economic background, existing race relations,...


Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742

by Peter Gerhard Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Colorful narrative traces exploits of Elizabethan pirates, Dutch raiders, mercenary...


Sailing, Seamanship and Yacht Construction

by Uffa Fox Dover Publications (October 24, 2012)

Packed with information, ideas, and more than 300 excellent illustrations, this classic of the genre was written by the father of modern planing sailboats. Most of text focuses on individual vessels.


Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics

by Woodrow Wilson & Walter Lippmann Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

This remarkable work of scholarship addresses the difficulties inherent in the American Constitution's separation of legislative and executive powers. The future president's first book contains the essence of...


Anthropology and Modern Life

by Franz Boas Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

The great anthropologist's classic treatise on race and culture. One of the most influential books of the century, now available in a value-priced edition. Introduction by Ruth Bunzel.


Narrative of My Escape from Slavery

by Moses Roper Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

This 1838 autobiography recounts the experiences of a North Carolina slave who was sold or traded until his escape to New England. Roper's moving reminiscences offer a powerful account of life in bondage.


The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave

by William Wells Brown Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

An influential force in the abolition movement and a lasting testimonial to the injustice of slavery, Brown's 1847 Narrative offers a sincere and moving account of the author's experiences as a slave in Missouri....


The Mexican Kickapoo Indians

by Felipe A. Latorre & Dolores L. Latorre Dover Publications (June 21, 2012)

Fascinating anthropological study of a group of Kickapoo Indians who left their Wisconsin homeland for Mexico over a century ago. "...an excellent work..." — American Indian Quarterly. 26 illustrations. Map....


Frederick Douglass

by Charles Chesnutt Dover Publications (February 13, 2013)

Examines the life of one of the most influential promoters of the civil rights movement. Covers Douglass' early life in slavery, his power and charisma as a public speaker, much more.


The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

by Charles S. Brant Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Ethnological classic details life of 19th-century Native American — childhood, tribal customs, contact with whites, government attitudes toward tribe, much more. Editor's preface, introduction and epilogue....


The Tryal of Capt. William Kidd: for Murther & Piracy

by Don C. Seitz Dover Publications (January 09, 2013)

Based on official admiralty records, this volume offers an astonishing glimpse into the world of 17th-century piracy, the English judicial system, and the dialogue from the actual trial.


The Ghost-Dance Religion and Wounded Knee

by James Mooney Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Classic of American anthropology explores messianic cult behind Indian resistance, from Pontiac to 1890s. Extremely detailed and thorough. Originally published 1896 by Bureau of American Ethnology. 38 plates,...


Essays on Immigration

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 19, 2013)

This anthology surveys the immigration experience from a wide range of cultural and historical viewpoints. Contributors include Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and many others.


Woodcraft and Indian Lore

by Ernest Thompson Seton Dover Publications (December 17, 2013)

A comprehensive collection of stories, crafts, games, and other activities, this respectful and informative tribute to Native American culture offers campers of all ages a practical guide to the outdoors.


American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular

by John W. Work Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Authoritative study traces the African influences and lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and John Henry, and gives words and music for 230 songs. Bibliography. Index of Song Titles....


The King of Ireland's Son

by Padraic Colum Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Favorite tales from the Emerald Isle: "When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion," "The Town of the Red Castle," 5 more. 9 full-page illustrations, numerous decorations.


The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographs

by William H., Jr. Miller Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world’s great "floating palaces" — 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more.


Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

by Harold Gatty Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements...


Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

by Ignatius Donnelly Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

This 1882 classic offers an erudite blend of evidence from geologic, oceanographic, and anthropologic studies and remains a captivating work of enthusiasm and imaginative thought. 128 illustrations. Introduction...


The Lost Language of Symbolism

by Harold Bayley Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

This remarkable book reveals the hidden meaning behind familiar images and words, from the origins of Santa Claus to the fleur-de-lys, drawing from mythology, folklore, religious texts, and fairy tales. 1,418...


The Complete Books of Charles Fort

by Charles Fort Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, New Lands. Greatest compilation of data: flying saucers, strange disappearances, inexplicable data not recognized by science. Painstakingly documented.


The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama

by Lord Raglan Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Heroic figures, all with the human desire for idealization in common, are the focus of this study — from Oedipus and King Arthur to heroes of the Trojan War and Robin Hood.


History's Greatest Speeches

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

This anthology presents approximately 20 of the world's most influential public orations, including stirring addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Patrick Henry, and many other famous leaders.


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


Sailing Boats from Around the World: The Classic 1906 Treatise

by Henry Coleman Folkard Dover Publications (October 06, 2012)

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes....


Hero-Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin Dover Publications (October 06, 2012)

This extraordinary volume features 24 authentic tales of Fin MacCool. Each exciting story centers around superhuman heroes battling dragons and giants, outwitting sorcerers, and even overcoming death itself....


The Conquest of Bread

by Peter Kropotkin Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this work promotes an anarchist market economy — a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. A century after its initial publication, it remains fresh...


Hear Me Talkin' to Ya

by Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff Dover Publications (July 19, 2012)

In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.


Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada

by Benjamin Drew Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

A soul-stirring account of the abuses suffered by refugees from Southern slave states as well as fresh insights into the workings of the plantation system.