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.
Jesse Bowman Young, a respected author and Methodist clergyman entering old age, gives a positive and optimistic reflection on the United States and the world during the first decade of the twentieth century.
Benjamin Rush, early America's most eminent physician, presents almost fifty separate essays on medical subjects as diverse as the effects of alcohol on the system and the causes of yellow fever. Through these essays, Rush demonstrates his...
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...
The book consists of thirteen lectures on the subject of slavery as was given to students of Moral Science in Randolph Macon College. The author expresses an anti-abolition sentiment and presents lectures on the various components of slavery. His...
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.
In these nearly 200 letters of James Buchanan, written between 1827 and 1860, the life-long public servant and 15th President of the United States discusses with friends and colleagues important political, social, and economic issues of the day.
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.
In 1793, Philadelphia suffers a catastrophic yellow fever epidemic. Drawing from his notes made during his own medical service, Benjamin Rush describes the course and effects of the epidemic and posits possible causes and cures of the disease.
Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities from his time at Emory and Henry College in Emory, VA, to his years as president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and then as the head of State Female College in Memphis, TN.