Fairies on Bullets Save Lives

In a letter to his six-year-old niece, a British soldier describes the fairies who ride on the bullets and direct them so as to save the lives of many.

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Prisoners-of-War in Andersonville and Florence

This is an excerpt from Chapter XVIII: Prisoners-of-War in Salisbury, Andersonville, Florence, and Belle Isle that can be found in The History of the Ninth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion by Edward O. Lord, A. M. Republican Press...
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Tears: In which silent picture actresses tell us how they weep

This behind the scenes story on how silent picture actresses produce tears on cue by Gordon Gassaway appeared in PhotoPlay magazine in September of 1915. Ever since a certain famous director filmed a certain famous star with real tears coursing down her cheeks and...
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How Not to Hire a Prostitute

This ran in Chicago’s Day Book on January 17, 1916. Fine work there officers! DAILY NEWS AD LEADS TO POLICE RAID Police Official Suspicious of “Position for Woman” Ad. Another proof that (Chicago) Daily News want ads are fine tools in crooked hands...
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42 Rules for Shop Assistants

One of the collections in the Internet Archive that I find interesting is the Canadian Trade Journals Collection. This collection of Canadian Trade Journals and Catalogues was provided by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Toronto Public Library.

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Of course it was about slavery

The various states that attempted to secede from the Union each individually codified and publicized their reasons for forming a new nation and a major theme that ran across most of them was the passionate desire to keep the institution of slavery safe.

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Miscegenation Seems Here to Stay

The historical taboo among American whites surrounding white-black relationships can be seen as a historical consequence of the oppression and racial segregation of African-Americans.

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Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.

Helen Keller

Author, political activist, lecturer

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

Andrew Jackson

President, USA

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's rights activist, abolitionist

Do not allow the Church or State to govern your thought or dictate your judgment.

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Abolitionist, freethinker, author