The pamphlet tells the story of a woman named Elizabeth who was born in 1766. It is an autobiographical account from when she was 97 years old with notes from the publisher at the end. She addresses the impact of the early separation from her...
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.
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 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.
Jesse Bowman Young, a respected author and Methodist clergyman entering old age, gives a positive and optimistic reflection on the United States and the world during the first decade of the twentieth century.
Both William Pettit and John Price Durbin argue that slavery is an evil that should be ended, but they also suggest that America cannot handle the emancipation of the freed slaves financially, and that the best solution is colonization.
Presented here are many of the writings of the famous "Penman of the Revolution," gathered and edited by unknown friends, to trace specifically the role of John Dickinson's ideas and words in the struggle for American independence.
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.
This memoir records the thirty years of service of Mary Porter Gamewell as a missionary in China, largely in Beijing and including the time of the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The book is drawn mostly from her various writings edited by her family after...