The result of a census taken by members of the Society of Friends in 1847, this work provides an examination of the socioeconomic situation of African Americans living in Philadelphia in the mid-1800s.
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.
In a series of letters reprinted from the Philadelphia Christian Observer, Rev. Parker and Rev. Rood discuss the question of "What are the evils inseparable from slavery," which Harriet Beecher Stowe made reference to in Uncle Tom's Cabin.
James Buchanan outlines the development of the great crisis that culminated in the outbreak of the Civil War at the end of his presidency. He places the polarizing issue of slavery at the center of turmoil, commenting on decades of hardening views...