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.
John Price Durbin, a devout Methodist and college president, reflects on his recent tour of Europe. While making his observations, he comments on the moral state of the continent and the work of the Methodist Church there.
In 1798, Benjamin Rush collects twenty-five of his previous writings and republishes them in a single volume. The essays range in topic from education and crime and punishment to tobacco use and the slave trade.
Benjamin Rush compiles his observations of many years, drawn from his own study and that of others, outlining one of the first descriptions and treatments for psychiatric disorders in American medicine.
Jesse Bowman Young, a respected author and Methodist clergyman entering old age, gives a positive and optimistic reflection on the United States and the world during the first decade of the twentieth century.
Presented here are many of the writings of the famous "Penman of the Revolution," gathered and edited by unknown friends, to trace specifically the role of John Dickinson's ideas and words in the struggle for American independence.
The book is a detailed account of the origins of slavery in ancient history through the introduction of Christian slavery to North Africa, the African slave trade from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, the Middle Passage, and slavery in the...
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.
Immediately following the American Civil War, Rusling was ordered to make a tour of western military outposts. Ten years later, he wrote a comprehensive account of his journey. His observations provide a valuable look at the economics, culture,...
Rusling joined the Union Army in 1861 and finished the Civil War as a brevet Brigadier General. In 1899 he gathered his reminiscences of the men who had been his leaders and with whom he had dealt during the war. In 1914 he republished the book,...