Samuel Blanchard How, Presbyterian minister and newly appointed president of Dickinson College, speaks at length to the Cumberland County (Pennsylvania) Temperance Society on July 5, 1830 on the evils of drink.
This short autobiography of William Neill, a longtime Presbyterian minister, educator and college president, is supplemented with appreciations and the complete reproduction of a selection of his sermons.
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.