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Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly a Slave
Josiah Henson

Applewood Books, 2002

The character Uncle Tom, fr om Harriet Beecher Stowe's bestselling novel, ""Uncle Tom's Cabin,"" is based on the life of Josiah Henson (1789-1882). Born in Maryland, Henson escaped and fled to Dresden, Ontario, Canada in 1830. In 1841, a group of abolitionists, including Henson, created a community/school for runaway slaves called the British-American Institute for Fugitive Slaves. On the 200 acre parcel, Henson and his friends built a grist ...
  
  











  



  
What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking
Abby Fisher

Applewood Books, 1995

This is a wonderful collection of 160 authentic and tasty recipes of the Old South. Originally published in 1881, it was the first African-American cookbook. Prior to Applewood's edition, it had been reprinted only once in a limited edition of 100 copies. 93849
  
  











  



  
American Frugal Housewife: Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy (Cooking in America)
Lydia Child

Applewood Books, 1989

Includes interesting recipes, remedies, advice on parenting, and tips for housekeepers. From 1832-1845, this popular book went through thirty-two editions.
  
  











  



  
Bill of Rights: with Writings that Formed Its Foundation (Little Books of Wisdom)
James Madison, George Mason

Applewood Books, 2008

Collectively known as the United States Bill of Rights, these first ten amendments to the United States Constitution limit the powers of the federal government and protect the rights of all citizens, residents and visitors on United States territory. Introduced in 1789 in the First United States Congress by James Madison, these amendments came into effect on December 15, 1791, when ratified by three-fourths of the states. This document plays a ...
  
  











  



  
Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth
Anonymous

Applewood Books, 1986

Originally printed in 1622, this is the first published account of the coming of the Pilgrims to the New World to settle Plymouth Plantation.
  
  











  



  
The Way to Wealth (Little Books of Wisdom)
Benjamin Franklin

Applewood Books, 1986

The first American book on personal finance, The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to Poor Richard's Almanack, this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving money and debt. As the 21st Century charges along and the ...
  
  











  



  
Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary
Madame Le Marchand

Applewood Books, 2005

Originally published in 1863, The Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary by Madame LeMarchand, a ""celebrated Parisian fortune teller,"" is a little gem of occult knowledge. Readers will learn to tell fortunes using dice or ordinary playing cards, read tea leaves and coffee grounds, interpret dreams, make charms, read palms, and much, much more. The contents include the ""Lady's Love Oracle"" for answering all of your questions about affairs of ...
  
  











  



  
U.S. Constitution (Little Books of Wisdom)

Applewood Books, 1995

The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Consitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete ...
  
  











  



  
George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (Little Books of Wisdom)
George Washington

Applewood Books, 1989

Copied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington's 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The first English edition of these rules was available in Francis Hawkins' Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which appeared in 1640, and it is from work that Washington seems to have copied. The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of ...
  
  











  



  
Language and Sentiment of Flowers
James McCabe

Applewood Books, 2003

This colorful Victorian book evokes an age gone by, before the days of email and overnight shipping, when communication between people was a very special occasion, made more difficult by time and space. To Victorian letter-writers of the West a new, exotic and secret language came from the East-communicating through flowers. The language of flowers became so refined in the nineteenth century that this dictionary was necessary. Using this source, ...
  
  











  



  
North Carolina Slave Narratives: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938

Applewood Books, 2006

The view that slavery could best be described by those who had themselves experienced it personally has found expression in several thousand commentaries, autobiographies, narratives, and interviews with those who ""endured."" Although most of these accounts appeared before the Civil War, more than one-third are the result of the ambitious efforts of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to interview surviving ...
  
  











  



  
Prairie Traveler
Randolph Marcy

Applewood Books, 1986

Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe travel west as well as a fascinating view of the strenuous life faced by prairie travelers before the era of the railroad.
  
  











  



  
Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues, etc.
Gelett Burgess

Applewood Books, 2005

""The Goops they lick their fingers,/And the Goops they lick their knives, /They spill their broth on the tablecloth -/Oh, they lead disgusting lives!"" The rhymes and drawings in this hilarious introduction to manners for children still amuse and educate 100 years later, providing lessons valuable today and shedding light on turn-of-the-century American mores.
  
  











  



  
Davy Crockett: His Own Story

Applewood Books, 1993

A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee. Written in 1834, this autobiography is like a tall tale of the life of a frontiersman, and established Davy Crockett as a larger-than-life American hero.
  
  











  



  
Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw: And What I Saw There
T. Arthur

Applewood Books, 2000

Originally published in 1854, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room was the most important American temperance novel, rivaling Uncle Tom's Cabin for popularity. It satisfied the appetite for the sensational and the lurid, yet at the same time was endorsed by all the clergy.
  
  











  



  
Declaration of Independence (Little Books of Wisdom)
Thomas Jefferson

Applewood Books, 1997

Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence summarizes America's founding political philosophy. At once a cherished symbol of liberty and an expression of Jefferson's monumental talents as a writer, the document captures in unforgettable phrases the ideals of individual liberty that formed the backbone of American's Revolutionary movement. In setting forth these ""self-evident truths"" alongside ...
  
  











  



  
Articles of Confederation (Little Books of Wisdom)

Applewood Books, 2006

The Articles of Confederation were passed by the Continental Congress in 1777, but were not ratified by the states until 1781. This first governing document of America put the new country in good stead, but it had some shortcomings, including the creation of a weak central government. It was replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.
  
  











  



  
Strenuous Life (Little Books of Wisdom)
Theodore Roosevelt

Applewood Books, 1970

Teddy Roosevelt lived a full and accomplished life and shared many of his beliefs in this book, in which he tells how to live life to its most productive and fullest.
  
  











  



  
Gospel of Wealth (Little Books of Wisdom)
Andrew Carnegie

Applewood Books, 1998

This classic breakthrough essay by Andrew Carnegie about the responsibilities of those of great means to use their wealth for the good of society first appeared in the North American Review in 1898.
  
  











  



  
George Washington's Farewell Address (Little Books of Wisdom)
George Washington

Applewood Books, 1970

On September 17,1796, George Washington announced that he would leave the presidency. His famous farewell address encapsulates a view of the Union, the Constitution, and good citizenship that is an important part of American political thought today.
  
  











  








   



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