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A Burst of Light

by Audre Lorde, Jen Keenan & Sonia Sanchez Dover Publications (July 24, 2017)

"The self-described black feminist lesbian mother poet used a mixture of prose, theory, poetry, and experience to interrogate oppressions and uplift marginalized communities. She was one of the first black feminists...

The Book of the Law and The Book of Lies

by Aleister Crowley Dover Publications (July 24, 2017)

This single-volume edition unites two centerpieces of twentieth-century occult thinking by "the wickedest man in the world." Notorious mystic and esoterist Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) remains a towering figure...

The Book of Ceremonial Magic

by A. E. Waite Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

Noted occult historian A. E. Waite created this meticulously researched survey in order to unite and interpret the scattered and often-inaccessible details of magical traditions. Part I contains essential passages...

Democracy in America

by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve & Francis Bowen Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

In the early 19th century, a French sociologist and political scientist undertook a seven-month journey throughout the newly formed United States. Alexis de Tocqueville surveyed the young nation's religious,...

Primitive Culture, Volume II

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

The first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, Edward B. Tylor, defined the term "culture" for modern readers in this groundbreaking work. Initially published in 1871, this classic two-volume...

Primitive Culture Volume I

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

Use of the term "culture" as an expression of the full range of learned human behavior patterns began with this classic two-volume work, first published in 1871. Edward B. Tylor, the first Professor of Anthropology...

A Voice from the South

by Anna Julia Cooper & Janet Neary Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

A cornerstone of black feminist and political theory, this collection of essays focuses on racial progress and women's rights. A Voice from the South, written in 1892, is regarded as the first statement of black...


by David J. Skal Dover Publications (May 16, 2016)

Wonderfully well-written, outrageous, and provocative." — Booklist.

"Entertaining … and scholarly … Like a bag of Halloween candy, the book is a lot of fun." — Boston Globe.

"Fans of cultural history will...

The Life of Josiah Henson

by Josiah Henson Dover Publications (December 14, 2015)

Born into slavery on a Maryland farm, Josiah Henson (1789–1883) worked as a foreman, married, and became a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Faced with the prospect of separation from his family,...

The Magic Island

by William Seabrook, Alexander King, George A. Romero & Joe Ollmann Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

"The best and most thrilling book of exploration that we have ever read … [an] immensely important book." — New York Evening Post

"A series of excellent stories about one of the most interesting corners of...

The Story of American Railroads

by Stewart H. Holbrook Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly...

American Negro Folktales

by Richard M. Dorson Dover Publications (June 09, 2015)

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected...

Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown

by Henry Box Brown Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

After enduring more than 30 years of slavery, Henry "Box" Brown achieved freedom by having himself nailed inside a packing crate and shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia. Initially published in 1851, Brown's...

Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds

by J.P. Chaplin Dover Publications (November 17, 2015)

Martians, a reincarnated Irish woman, a dead movie star, an insane anesthetist, and an obsessed U.S. Attorney General ― these disparate characters have something in common. Each was at the center of an incident...

A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

"I highly recommend reading this supplement in conjunction with Ms. Stowe's novel to gain a better understanding of the history of our nation." — The Literary South

In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle...

Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup Dover Publications (February 22, 2014)

Now a major motion picture! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation...

History's Greatest Speeches

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

This anthology presents approximately 20 of the world's most influential public orations, including stirring addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Patrick Henry, and many other famous leaders.

Woodcraft and Indian Lore

by Ernest Thompson Seton Dover Publications (December 17, 2013)

A comprehensive collection of stories, crafts, games, and other activities, this respectful and informative tribute to Native American culture offers campers of all ages a practical guide to the outdoors.

Essays on Immigration

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 19, 2013)

This anthology surveys the immigration experience from a wide range of cultural and historical viewpoints. Contributors include Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and many others.

The Conquest of Bread

by Peter Kropotkin Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this work promotes an anarchist market economy — a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. A century after its initial publication, it remains fresh...

Infamous Speeches: From Robespierre to Osama bin Laden

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Historical survey of speeches invoking racism, genocide, anti-Semitism, terrorism, and other hateful, extremist views. Includes orations by Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Andrew Jackson, Joseph R. McCarthy,...

The Prisons / Le Carceri

by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Philip Hofer & John Howe Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Reprinted from rare, expensive first and second editions, this version of Piranesi's masterwork presents side-by-side renderings of original and extensively revised drawings in a large format. 33 full-page illustrations....

Great Speeches on Gay Rights

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Tracing the movement's rhetoric from the late 1800s to the present, this anthology includes Ingersoll's "Address at the Funeral of Walt Whitman," Milk's "Hope Speech," and Kameny's "Civil Liberties: A Progress...

The History of Freemasonry: Its Legendary Origins

by Albert Gallatin Mackey Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Written by an expert on "the craft," this classic traces Freemasonry's origins from biblical times to its practice among America's founding fathers. It also explores philosophical, symbolic, and ritual traditions....

Three Narratives of Slavery

by Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs & Mary Prince Dover Publications (August 14, 2012)

Straightforward, yet often poetic, accounts of the battle for freedom, these memoirs by three courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against injustice,...

Irish Fairy Legends

by T. Crofton Croker Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

These tales of changelings, pixies, and other supernatural creatures were told to a folklorist who roamed southern Ireland from 1812 to 1816. Recounted in simple but colorful language, the stories feature winsome...

The QE2: A Picture History

by William H., Jr. Miller Dover Publications (January 07, 2013)

Illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white and 27 color images, this chronicle by an expert maritime historian offers a rare and captivating blend of personal anecdotes, archival material, and impeccable...

The History of Piracy

by Philip Gosse Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Much imitated but never surpassed, this chronicle ranges from ancient to modern times to explore the rise of piracy. A dramatic narrative and colorful characters complement its impeccable scholarship. 21 black-and-white...

Pirates: True Tales of Notorious Buccaneers

by Henry Gilbert Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

Thrilling, historically accurate tales feature such well-known characters as Barbarossa and his Mediterranean corsairs and the notorious pirates of the Spanish Main: Henry Morgan, Blackbeard, and Captain Kidd....

Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery, The Souls of Black Folk and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass & Booker T. Washington Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Essential reading for students of African-American history includes autobiographies of former slaves Washington and Douglass, plus Du Bois' landmark essays, which counsel an aggressive approach to civil rights....

An Essay on the Principle of Population

by T. R. Malthus Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

The first major study of population size and its tremendous importance to the character and quality of society, this classic examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources.

The Concise History of Freemasonry

by Robert Freke Gould & Frederick J. W. Crowe Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This authoritative survey by a Masonic historian traces the development of "the Craft" from ancient to modern times, chronicling its spread throughout Europe, the Far East, Africa, and the Americas.

How to Build Egyptian Boat Models: Patterns and Instructions for Three Royal Vessels

by Jack Sintich Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

A unique model-building experience, this beginner-level guide details everything needed to create brilliant reproductions of the royal sailing boats of Khufu (ruled ca. 2551–2528 B.C.), Queen Hatshepsut (ruled...

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

by Emile Durkheim & Joseph Ward Swain Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

A founder of modern sociology examines animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual in this 1912 classic, which traces the source of religion and morality to a collective consciousness.

On Religion

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

In these letters and essays, the founders of Marxism discuss the origins and essence of religion and offer a thought-provoking introduction to the theoretical basis of proletarian atheism.

Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters

by William H., Jr. Miller Dover Publications (June 01, 2012)

Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of some of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and many others.

Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"

by Herbert Aptheker Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

First full-length study of the bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. history explores the nature of Southern society in the early 19th century and the conditions that led to the rebellion.

Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture

by Fredrik Henrik af Chapman Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings documents merchant and naval ships from various countries. 70 illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities,...

On Board the Titanic: The Complete Story with Eyewitness Accounts

by Logan Marshall Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Based on the survivors' own stories, this dramatic history stands as the most authoritative account, ranging from the Titanic's construction to the tragic aftermath of its sinking. 43 illustrations.

The House Servant's Directory: An African American Butler's 1827 Guide

by Robert Roberts Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Classic survey of work, home life, and race relations in early America — written by an African-American — offers keen insight into the social milieu, hierarchy, and maintenance of the antebellum manor.

Pirates and Piracy

by E. Keble Chatterton Dover Publications (March 08, 2012)

From the Norsemen and the pirates of the Levant and the China Seas, to Edward Teach (Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, and Henry Morgan, these stories of men who took to pirating range far across time and place.

The Lost Language of Symbolism

by Harold Bayley Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

This remarkable book reveals the hidden meaning behind familiar images and words, from the origins of Santa Claus to the fleur-de-lys, drawing from mythology, folklore, religious texts, and fairy tales. 1,418...

The Supreme Court and the Constitution

by Charles A. Beard Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

A thorough analysis of the early history and development of judicial review, this book by a preeminent scholar ranks among the most cited and highly regarded texts on law and government.

Reform or Revolution and Other Writings

by Rosa Luxemburg Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, the title essay (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions and defines the character of the proletarian revolution....

Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures....

Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics

by Woodrow Wilson & Walter Lippmann Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

This remarkable work of scholarship addresses the difficulties inherent in the American Constitution's separation of legislative and executive powers. The future president's first book contains the essence of...

Native American Myths

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (April 24, 2012)

Drawn from the legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Sioux, Pawnee, and Northern and Northwestern Indians, these enchanting tales offer rich insights into tribal character and beliefs.

The Mis-Education of the Negro

by Carter Godwin Woodson Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This landmark work by a pioneering crusader of black education inspired African-Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage.

Women's Slave Narratives

by Annie L. Burton Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope — from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, to Annie Burton's eulogy of black motherhood.

Native American Mythology

by Hartley Burr Alexander Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and...