A Civil War general and New Jersey lawyer, James Fowler Rusling comments on what he sees from his northeastern "Yankee" viewpoint during a tour of Europe in 1899. The result is a valuable "snapshot" of Europe through an American perspective at the...
Samuel Blanchard How, Presbyterian minister and newly appointed president of Dickinson College, speaks at length to the Cumberland County (Pennsylvania) Temperance Society on July 5, 1830 on the evils of drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.