Book Documents

The advent and progress of books as they have evolved over time has driven knowledge, economies, beliefs, group identification and pleasure since early times.

The First Worcester Edition of A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, Intended for the Instruction and Amusement of Little Master Tommy, and Pretty Miss Polly i...

Account book from the snow Molly, a slave ship. 

The Burning of Holland details eye-witness accounts of the historic fire in Holland Michigan on October 9, 1871. Click on the image for a better view...

When Charles Dickens started to write his famous novella, "A Christmas Carol," he was in a hurry.

One of the most astonishing "finds" in the history of dinosaur hunting happened in South Dakota.  The story is told in this book:  A Dinosau...

Book-cover image of A Dinosaur Named Sue, by Pat Relf.

This interesting book explores the history of writing. We learn more about it from the publisher: "Art does not produce the visible but makes visib...

Page from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano (also known as "Gustavus Vassa, The African").  Here he tells us what it was like to see a slave s...

The evidence describing President Lincoln's last 24 hours is not always consistent.  What really happened that day, leading up to Lincoln's fatal...

Ammianus Marcellinus wrote an important history about the late Roman Empire. From a noble Greek family, Ammianus was born in Antioch (now known as Ant...

Bookcover image of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, by Anne Savage.

This is an excerpt from Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland - James VI's Demonology and the North Berwick Witches - by Lawrence Normand and Gareth Rob...

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