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.
In a series of letters reprinted from the Philadelphia Christian Observer, Rev. Parker and Rev. Rood discuss the question of "What are the evils inseparable from slavery," which Harriet Beecher Stowe made reference to in Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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 a critique of abolitionism that started as a letter to Angelina Grimke, Catharine Beecher argues that, because of the violence generated by the anti-slavery movement, women should not become involved.
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.
Attributed to Samuel Webb, this history includes letters, speeches and other information regarding Pennsylvania Hall, built as a place to discuss slavery and other important social issues of the day, but destroyed by an angry mob after only four...