First published in the Quarterly Christian Spectator, Bacon reviews three works: Garrison's "Thoughts on African colonization", Cropper's "Letter to Thomas Clarkson", and "Abolition of Negro slavery" in American quarterly review, September 1832.
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.
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.
Jesse Bowman Young, a respected author and Methodist clergyman entering old age, gives a positive and optimistic reflection on the United States and the world during the first decade of the twentieth century.
In 1798, Benjamin Rush collects twenty-five of his previous writings and republishes them in a single volume. The essays range in topic from education and crime and punishment to tobacco use and the slave trade.
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 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.