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.
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.
Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities from his time at Emory and Henry College in Emory, VA, to his years as president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and then as the head of State Female College in Memphis, TN.
Horatio Collins King details his life in post-war New York City society, including his work as a lawyer, his second marriage and honeymoon at Niagara Falls, and a trip to Nebraska aboard the new Union Pacific railroad.
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.