Reverend Cheever argues against the statement of slavers which stated that their views on slavery in the Bible were correct, albeit out of context. He also explains the immorality of the Fugitive Slave Act which Congress passed in 1850.
"The Spirit of Britain," beginning with page 167 (previous pages were not included in the gift of the Modder Papers to Dickinson College), consists of nearly one thousand consecutively illustrated pages regarding the history and literature of Great...
Jesse T. Peck, a future bishop of the Methodist Church, lays out his prescription for the development of the complete woman, from childhood through adolescence, and on into marriage and full participation in society.
This correspondence between Spencer Fullerton Baird and ornithological colleague George Newbold Lawrence from 1868 to 1873 mostly relates to natural history specimens the men were exchanging, research each man was doing, and the work of other...
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.
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.
Hopkins, a Northern supporter of slavery, defends slavery as the will, and law, of God. He does not explain how slavery might be abolished without breaking the law of God, but he does acknowledge the possibility of Abolition.
This short autobiography of William Neill, a longtime Presbyterian minister, educator and college president, is supplemented with appreciations and the complete reproduction of a selection of his sermons.
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...
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.