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.
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.
This book shows how true incidents were the catalyst in creating the fictional work of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe illustrates the inspirations behind the characters of Mr. Haley, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby, George Harris, Eliza, Miss...
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.
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.
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.
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 of the end of his eventful days.
Charles Nisbet delivers a sermon on education to the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College upon being reinstated as Principal. Dickinson College and a graduate of the class of 1870, delivers a talk on the first grammar school and college building...