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.
George Baylor, at first with the 2nd Virginia Infantry and later with the 12th Virginia Cavalry, recounts his four years of service during the Civil War, including his time as a prisoner of war and as commander of his own cavalry unit.
Benjamin Rush, early America's most eminent physician, presents almost fifty separate essays on medical subjects as diverse as the effects of alcohol on the system and the causes of yellow fever. Through these essays, Rush demonstrates his...
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.