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Where can I find the original "On the New Rules for Destroying Countries" (1901) by Liang Qichao?

The essay is indeed originally in Chinese, with the title 滅國新法論, which may aid further searches. It is collected in full in 《飲冰室合集》, as well as the 《梁啟超文集》 in abridged form. The abridged version is ...
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Were these two racist quotes written by Marx?

Q: Were these two racist quotes written by Marx? Short answer: no, neither is Marx the author, it was Engels writing from which some words were used for this, nor is that an authentic string of words ...
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Where can I find a scan of the translated "De re militari" in Bulgarian?

There isn't one. The idea that there was a pre-Gutenberg Bulgarian translation of Vegetius' De Re Militaria seems to have started with an unsigned article in the 11th edition (1911) of the ...
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What are the earliest written accounts of Sub-Saharan Africa from the outside?

According to the UNESCO General History of Africa (vol 1), The ancient authors' information was scanty and fitful, especially in relation to West Africa. Herodotus, Manethon, the Elder Pliny, ...
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Are images of the original tablets for the Epic of Gilgamesh available online?

As you know from my answer to your earlier question, the best preserved tablets containing the standard Akkadian version of the Gilgameš Epic were discovered in the Library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh ...
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Is there any information on what numbers of American families have what numbers of children, for any time period?

You can download Census microdata at IPUMS USA here: https://usa.ipums.org/usa/ Since a large number of births occurred to married women historically in the United States, you could also use ...
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Index of importance / economic value various minerals during the Industrial Revolution

US Geological Survey has some publications which may be of interest to you. Here for example is the report on Copper. It lists prices in cents per pound every year from 1850 to 1998. Here is the ...
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Looking for a (preferably digital) collection of McCarthy speeches (transcripts)

The University of Marquette seems to have a lot of McCarthy material digitized and online. I believe they have even more material that isn't (yet?) digitized.
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Are there any reliable documented records of members or operations of the French Resistance during World War 2?

For that particular individual, if he was a serving RAF officer he would definitely have been debriefed on his return to the UK about his activities in France, before returning to active service. If ...
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Are there extant rancho budgets (original or contrived) for Mexican California?

This is not a budget and being from 1850 is outside the Mexican period but it may be of some use. And if you scroll forward/down from that link you will find many more! Later - Many Many more!
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What are the earliest written accounts of Sub-Saharan Africa from the outside?

Originally, the question asked for a non-African source, which I interpreted as an account from someone who originally lived outside Africa. The question has now been refined to include any accounts ...
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How long did it take to make a 16th century arrow?

Since you recall reading an article which included the length of time to compllete an arrow, perhaps it was in the book With a Bended Bow: Archery in Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe By Erik Roth. In ...
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Who was the Gold Rush memoirist James G. Ward?

I believe you are looking for James Ward who is credited with writing the book, "Perils, Pastimes, and Pleasures of an Emigrant in Australia, Vancouver’s Island and California." (See: Perils, Pastimes,...
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Index of importance / economic value various minerals during the Industrial Revolution

[OP here. Found the answer and will share for future generations with the same question.] In the book Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 published by the United States ...
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Where I can find historical literacy rates of Eastern European countries?

Here is a chart of global literacy rates. Russia is toward the "bottom" (of developed countries), but still had a literacy rate of about 50% in 1900, rising sharply in the early 20th centuries. This ...
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Where can I find clean maps of colonial America?

The Library of Congress has a search engine where you can search specifically for maps. E.g. the search term "1600" leads to some historical maps.
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Is there any resource to learn interiors of a house for particular classes in 17th Century in Bohemia?

Buildings and structures panoramic of prague in the late 17th (source: old-prague.com) Workshops the only one i've been able to find is the misseroni workshop, in the 1630's, it was a ...
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Are there any images of the USS Enterprise at night?

What you need to see is a general plan. If you go here https://www.hnsa.org/manuals-documents/booklets-of-general-plans-online/ You will find a great long list of ships for which the website has ...
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Is there any resource for showing world territories at different years?

Check out https://www.timemaps.com It's pretty much exactly what you seem to be looking for. You can zoom in and out at specific points in time, navigate around the map to different areas, and so ...
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Where can I find historical statistics about Catholic monasticism?

For recent history, the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiæ (an annual almanac) contains information about numbers of priests and religious.
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How could I find the original text of Leonardo Da Vinci's fable "La fiamma e la candela"?

An older source, the 1883 work Leonardo Da Vinci, (with translations) , on page 340 seems to indicate this as also being from Codex Atlanticus, but folios 66 and 201. These pages pg. 66, pg. 201 are ...
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Location of Hagemeister's six-language diaries

Thanks to the author, Glenn Farris, I obtained a copy of "Report on a Project to seek out documents describing early 19th Century California housed in the Russian Naval Archives in St. Petersburg, ...
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Are there any images of the USS Enterprise at night?

This is for the period 1944-45, not 1942. Deck Lighting The deck lighting used successfully on this ship is comprised of the normal night lighting furnished carriers with the exception that ...
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Valid source of Greek historical periods , in a URL

http://people.umass.edu/dfleming/english704-timeline.html The above page maintained by University of Massachusetts Amherst professor David Fleming should meet your requirements, although he is an ...
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Is there any research explicitly contradicting facts in Suvorov's "Icebreaker" book series claiming that Stalin intended to attack Hitler in 1941?

Based on documents reported on by The Telegraph, we now know that the USSR offered a million troops in an attempt to ally with Britain and France to take proactive measures against Germany before ...
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Where do all the bullet casings after a war end up?

There are tons of unexploded shells ploughed up every year in the lowlands of Belgium and Northern France. Its known as the iron harvest. While driving round the countryside of former battlefields ...
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Where can I find clean maps of colonial America?

https://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html There you go. Map collection.
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Who was the Gold Rush memoirist James G. Ward?

Pierce copied the name out wrong. The author was James C. Ward, author of a series of "Extracts from my Diary" published in The Argonaut during 1878.
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