Presented here are many of the writings of the famous "Penman of the Revolution," gathered and edited by unknown friends, to trace specifically the role of John Dickinson's ideas and words in the struggle for American independence.
In 1793, Philadelphia suffers a catastrophic yellow fever epidemic. Drawing from his notes made during his own medical service, Benjamin Rush describes the course and effects of the epidemic and posits possible causes and cures of the disease.
Benjamin Rush compiles his observations of many years, drawn from his own study and that of others, outlining one of the first descriptions and treatments for psychiatric disorders in American medicine.
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.
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.
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.