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.
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.
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.
These letters from Alexander Kelly McClure, a powerful Pennsylvania Whig/Republican, touch on the rise of the party, the election of Governor Andrew Curtin, and the maintenance of an effective war footing for the state during the Civil War.
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 of the end of his eventful days.
John Dickinson argues, in 1803, that France is becoming a danger to the United States under the leadership of Napoleon. To counter this danger, alliance with Britain may be necessary, and even beneficial to the U.S., in the long run.
A young infantryman serving in the 41st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserves, Thomas W. Dick writes to his father, mother, and siblings during his participation in training, recruiting, and then fighting during the American Civil War.
A debate on slavery between Rev. J. Blanchard, Pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, arguing for the abolitionist movement that the relation of slavery is sinful, and N.L. Rice, D.D. Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, arguing that it is...