This is an abolitionist pamphlet and illustrates that the slavery institution is in danger of failing for the benefit of the country. It shows how the public is joining the anti-slavery sentiment and that the government is in favor of abolition and...
Marcus Junius Parrott records his thoughts and activities as a college student in Ohio, then in Pennsylvania at Dickinson College (graduating in 1849), and as a law student thereafter at Cambridge Law School.
These letters from Alexander Kelly McClure, a powerful Pennsylvania Whig/Republican, touch on the rise of the party, the election of Governor Andrew Curtin, and the maintenance of an effective war footing for the state during the Civil War.
Jesse Bowman Young offers a thinly disguised account of his own experiences as a teenaged soldier and officer serving in a wide range of campaigns of the American Civil War, including Fort Donelson, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
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.
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...
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.