This book is a memoir of a Southern minister that was sent to jail and sentenced to be executed because of his abolitionist views. He manages to barely escape and becomes a refugee from Mississippi. He was initially targeted because of his...
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.
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.
Having traveled several times to the sub-continent as a supervisor of Methodist missions abroad, Bishop John F. Hurst, a talented and diligent observer and student, provides a detailed view of India and Ceylon in the later nineteenth century.
Horatio Collins King details his life in post-war New York City society, including his work as a lawyer, his second marriage and honeymoon at Niagara Falls, and a trip to Nebraska aboard the new Union Pacific railroad.
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.
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.