As a source of inspiration to freedmen, Lydia Child offers a compilation of short stories, authored by noted abolitionists and former slaves, that showcase the accomplishments and courage of African-American men and women.
The result of a census taken by members of the Society of Friends in 1847, this work provides an examination of the socioeconomic situation of African Americans living in Philadelphia in the mid-1800s.
The Church and Slavery attempts to reveal the evil of slavery through an understanding of the New-School Presbyterian church. Very little focus is put on interpretations of the Bible, unlike other books of this class.
This book shows how true incidents were the catalyst in creating the fictional work of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe illustrates the inspirations behind the characters of Mr. Haley, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby, George Harris, Eliza, Miss...
These letters of John Dickinson, the "Penman of the Revolution," are written between 1776 and 1807 to prominent individuals in the Continental Army and in Delaware and Pennsylvania politics. Topics range from military and political matters to the...
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 of the end of his eventful days.
Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.