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.
Retired scientist, educator, and amateur historian Charles F. Himes combines his interests with a short but studied life of Thomas Cooper, one of his famous predecessors on the Dickinson College faculty.
Hopkins, a Northern supporter of slavery, defends slavery as the will, and law, of God. He does not explain how slavery might be abolished without breaking the law of God, but he does acknowledge the possibility of Abolition.
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...
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.