To strike at the corruption in big city politics, Philadelphia lawyer Rufus Shapley chronicles in this satiric novel the unlikely rise of a penniless Irish immigrant from grog-shop sweeper to candidate for a seat in the U.S. Congress, all at the...
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.
In April 1800, Thomas Cooper is tried in federal court in Philadelphia for libel against the President of the United States under the new Sedition Act of 1798. Cooper proceeds to publish all documents and transcripts, along with commentary, as soon...
Thomas Cooper, the inveterate materialist, attacks the dominant American school of metaphysical doctrines of psychology by translating and publishing the most forward writer of the modern French school of physiological medicine.
Cooper had been teaching political economy since 1825 at the University of South Carolina, and this small manual mirrored and abridged many of the concepts he had developed in his comprehensive 1826 Lectures on the Elements of Political Economy.
Two days after joining the faculty of Dickinson College, Thomas Cooper delivers an exhaustive lecture on chemistry before the students and the Board of Trustees. This lecture is probably among the earliest of its kind published in America.
John Price Durbin, a devout Methodist and college president, reflects on his recent tour of Europe. While making his observations, he comments on the moral state of the continent and the work of the Methodist Church there.