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 Price Durbin, a devout Methodist and college president, reflects on his travels in Asia Minor, where he followed the route of the Israelites in their flight from Egypt on to the Holy Land, describing both the historical and the contemporary...
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.
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.
Attributed to Samuel Webb, this history includes letters, speeches and other information regarding Pennsylvania Hall, built as a place to discuss slavery and other important social issues of the day, but destroyed by an angry mob after only four...
Both William Pettit and John Price Durbin argue that slavery is an evil that should be ended, but they also suggest that America cannot handle the emancipation of the freed slaves financially, and that the best solution is colonization.
An autobiographical account of the life of John Woolman, describing his travels in Africa, America and England. The work focuses on Woolman's arguments against slavery and his relationship with the Society of Friends.