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.
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.
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,...
In 1793, Philadelphia suffers a catastrophic yellow fever epidemic. Drawing from his notes made during his own medical service, Benjamin Rush describes the course and effects of the epidemic and posits possible causes and cures of the disease.
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.
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.
Ebenezer Denny gives an account of his decade and a half in uniform, from his Revolutionary War service on through the early years of the new United States. This edited volume includes a large selection of Denny 19s letters and also contains his...
Moncure Conway reflects on his 1883-84 journey across the United States, then across the Pacific to lecture in Australia, and finally through Asia, to study the manifestations of the non-Christian religions.
To weaken the presidential prospects of William H. Crawford in 1824, Cooper republishes his earlier letters in answer to Crawford's 1816 Indian Report that suggested possible Native American assimilation and inter-marriage with whites.