Thomas Cooper, the inveterate materialist, attacks the dominant American school of metaphysical doctrines of psychology by translating and publishing the most forward writer of the modern French school of physiological medicine.
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.
John Price Durbin, a devout Methodist and college president, reflects on his travels in Asia Minor, where he followed the route of the Israelites in their flight from Egypt on to the Holy Land, describing both the historical and the contemporary...
Presented here are letters from an eighteenth century college president, Charles Nisbet, to his friend and fellow Scot, William Young, a printer and book-seller in Philadelphia, regarding events great and small, local and international.
John F. Hurst, the young Methodist pastor, recounts his years in northern Germany between 1866 and 1871 where he served as a theological tutor, and later director, in the Methodist Mission Institute there.
Jesse Bowman Young offers a thinly disguised account of his own experiences as a teenaged soldier and officer serving in a wide range of campaigns of the American Civil War, including Fort Donelson, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
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.
Having traveled several times to the sub-continent as a supervisor of Methodist missions abroad, Bishop John F. Hurst, a talented and diligent observer and student, provides a detailed view of India and Ceylon in the later nineteenth century.
John Dickinson pens two series of letters under the pseudonym "Fabius." The first series appears in 1788, to rally support for the ratification of the new United States Constitution. In the second series, written in 1797, Dickinson comments with...
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,...
Moncure Conway, an influential observer and participant in much of English-speaking intellectual life for half a century, presents an account of his life, drawn together towards the end of his eventful days.