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Mary Prince was a Bermudian woman born into slavery in Brackish Pond. When she was 12, she was sold to Captain John Ingham. After several times being sold and bought she finally married Daniel James, a former slave who had bought his freedom and worked as a carpenter and cooper. This book describes in details the reality of the slave experience: the dehumanization of Black people, the moral degradation of their masters, and the ever-present violence. Prince's story is also an important early defense of the humanity of people of African descent. She notes that slave masters "think that black people are like cattle, without natural affection. But my heart tells me it is far otherwise". Prince tells about her labor in the salt ponds of Turk's Island, her conflict with a hired mulatto woman, her spiritual life in the Moravian Church, and many other topics. And finally celebrates the desire and hope for freedom: "All slaves want to be free".
Informative and captivating memoir of the 20th century's most famous philanthropists. Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman and one of the most famous leaders of industry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At the age of 12 he earned 1.2 dollar in a week; and, decades later, after creating one of the greatest corporations, Empires of Steel, Andrew Carnegie made a donation of about 350 million dollars to the needs of the society.
Autobiographical novel of Harriet Wilson, “Our Nig: sketches from the life of a free black in a two story white house” is probably of the most interest among her other works. The novel, published in 1859, remained disregarded till 1982. Wilson became the first female African-American novelist.
It is a life story of a black woman, Frado, abused and overworked servant to a New England family; it gives a general idea of what the life of the black in the North was like, told from the point of view of the victim.
A work by Richard Taylor (1826 –1879), a Confederate general in the American Civil War. The book begins with the causes of the Civil War and follows its history till the financial crisis and labor troubles in the post-war country.
A pioneering work on African-American history by an American civil rights activist, historian, author, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois. The author inquires into vast strata of African history, from the devastation caused by European colonization to the lives of blacks in the early 20th century; touches upon the centuries of the slave trade and overviews the history of the black in the United States.
Ralph G. Martin is the bestselling biographer of our times. With this book the author opens the curtain of the Royal family’s life that had always been hidden. No confection gossips, no myths – only the true story behind the fairy tale of the greatest royal romance-Charles and Diana. Public’s appetite for this couple was, is and always will be insatiable, that’s why no wonder this story is covered with fantasies and gossips. In this book readers are shown real relations between Diana, her husband and his relatives, who haven’t truly allow the princess to become the member of their family.
In July 1865 an obscure printer named Edward Whymper became the most talked-about man in the Victorian age. He had climbed the Matterhorn, one of the world's legendary mountains, and one of the last to be conquered in the Alps, but he had earned his glory at a horrible cost. A rope snapped during the descent and four of his seven-strong team fell to their deaths. Portions sufficient to fill three coffins were later retrieved. Of the fourth man - a Lord, no less - nothing was found save a shoe, a pair of gloves and a coat sleeve. The Matterhorn disaster was one of those tragedies of which the Victorians were so fond and to which they were so prone. It became one of the memorable events of the age, on a par with Livingstone's death in Africa and Scott's fate at the South Pole. Today, the controversy whether he directly or indirectly caused their deaths continues to rage.
The royal pastime of cock-fighting, or, The Art of breeding, feeding, fighting, and curing cocks of the game. Published purely for the good, and benefit of all such as take delight in that royal, and warlike sport. To which is prefixed, a short treatise,
Facsimile of 1709 ed