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.
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 the end of his eventful days.
A Civil War general and New Jersey lawyer, James Fowler Rusling comments on what he sees from his northeastern "Yankee" viewpoint during a tour of Europe in 1899. The result is a valuable "snapshot" of Europe through an American perspective 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.