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The Japanese Fairy Book represents a collection if twenty-two Japanese legends and fairy tales about peasants and kings, good and evil sides of life, princesses and princes, love and hate, animals, the sea, and the sky and the nature. The book will be loved by everyone including not only children but also adults interested in Asian and Japanese literature as it is a deserving representative of this literature. One of the stories, for example, is called The Farmer and The Badger and it narrates about an old farmer and his life who lived high in the mountains far away from the town. They did not have any neighbors except a bad badger who used to come to the farmer's field every night and damage the plants to which the farmer devoted a lot of time. The father tolerated this for a long time as he had a kind heart but this could not last forever and he decided to stop it. The farmer waited for a badger with a large club for a long time but could not catch. Then he tried making traps for the animal and eventually the badger got into one of the holes dug by the farmer. The farmer was very happy about it and he took the badger to his house and asked his wife to look after the badger and not to let it to escape while the farmer was working in his field. The badger realized that he might become a soup in the evening and started to think of the ways out...
This book belongs to the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library. It was written by Thomas Mott Osborne, an American prison administrator who initiated a wave of reforms in prisons and was firstly published in 1914. Readers can find information about the life in prison described very brightly and expressively.
This book is the masterpiece of African-American thought. Published in 1903, this collection of essays written by DuBois quickly became a cornerstone for future black progressives who wanted to change American society since the days of the American Civil War. Every essay in this book is a perfect example of intellectual prowess, expressive and amazing language, and astonishing journey into the conditions of America's black population. Over and over, author calls it the way he sees it and there is no rage or hysterical claims in his words. DuBois's writings are the prototypes of consecutive, reasoned analysis. He aims not to divide but to reveal, not to create divisions but understanding. This is a ‘must-read’ for everyone interested in race relations and intellectual history. DuBois never saw the struggle for civil rights in the 1960's or its continuing legacy to modern days. This book explains the underpinnings of that movement. Through intellectual examination, excellent prose, and an steadfast belief in what is right and wrong, DuBois's contributions continue to resonate nowadays. Most of the problems, raised by DuBois are still important today, and this is a tribute to the man, not only as a scholar, but as someone who was continually adapting his views in the best image and interests of black people.
Domestic Manners of the Americans is a travel book written by Frances Trollope in the year of 1832 who wishes to share the impressions from her journey all around America. The book became sensational both in Europe and America as in many ways the author saw Americans in a negative way considering that they lacked manners. She also saw the remains of slavery in the South and was completely disgusted. The habit of chewing tobacco was popular at that time as well and it was not understood by the author. On the other hand the book contains many interesting ideas and observations. It became classical for many generations of readers and is recognized as a necessary part of everyone's personal library.
Talcott Parsons needs little introduction to anyone acquainted with the literature of sociology. Few men have dominated their fields so much as Dr. Parsons does his. In this collection of nineteen essays, Dr. Parsons focuses his attention on subjects ranging from the social structure of Japan to propaganda and social control, from sociological aspects of Fascist movements to the place of psychoanalysis in society. Also dealt with are such topics as: The role of ideas in social action, the motivation of economic activities, American social structure, social classes and class conflict, and the prospects for contemporary sociological theory. The whole body of essays presented here belongs in the broad field of "application" of sociological theory. It stands in the line of scientific development of the most advanced techniques for sociological investigation and evaluation of data.
This is a valuable study of the Huguenot emigration to America. Baird has conducted a profound research, so profound that almost all Huguenot names which are connected with certain facts or places are included. The Huguenot immigration from France was taking place from the second half of the 17th century till the time of the Revolutionary War. Huguenots were French protestants who had to overcome a difficult way from France to Netherlands and Great Britain and then cross the ocean to find themselves in so desired America. The first immigrants settled down on the territory of the modern states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia. Later on the families of Huguenot traveled to Pennsylvania and other states. Baird presents the genealogical details of the first Huguenots on the coasts of America.
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.