Retired scientist, educator, and amateur historian Charles F. Himes combines his interests with a short but studied life of Thomas Cooper, one of his famous predecessors on the Dickinson College faculty.
Samuel Blanchard How, Presbyterian minister and newly appointed president of Dickinson College, speaks at length to the Cumberland County (Pennsylvania) Temperance Society on July 5, 1830 on the evils of drink.
Moncure Conway, an influential observer and participant in much of English-speaking intellectual life for half a century, presents an account of his life, drawn together towards the end of his eventful days.
James Buchanan outlines the development of the great crisis that culminated in the outbreak of the Civil War at the end of his presidency. He places the polarizing issue of slavery at the center of turmoil, commenting on decades of hardening views...
In April 1792 in the House of Commons, critic of the French Revolution Edmund Burke denounces the visit to Paris of Thomas Cooper and James Watt. Cooper replies immediately with a republican critique of the British political system.
John F. Hurst, the young Methodist pastor, recounts his years in northern Germany between 1866 and 1871 where he served as a theological tutor, and later director, in the Methodist Mission Institute there.
Samuel Mahon, a college student during the spring of 1789, records verbatim a series of 68 lectures on economics, lectures 133 through 200 of the capstone senior course titled Moral Philosophy, as delivered by Charles Nisbet, President of Dickinson...