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.
In a critique of abolitionism that started as a letter to Angelina Grimke, Catharine Beecher argues that, because of the violence generated by the anti-slavery movement, women should not become involved.
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.
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.
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.
Cooper had been teaching political economy since 1825 at the University of South Carolina, and this small manual mirrored and abridged many of the concepts he had developed in his comprehensive 1826 Lectures on the Elements of Political Economy.