Essays: Literary, Moral and Philosophical
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now fo...more
Hardcover, 1806, 372 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1798)
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A signer of the declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania and America's first leading physician. Benjamin Rush was a doctor, a writer, statesman and promoter of social reforms. He gives his thoughts on Medicine, diet, use of tobacco, education, Religion, science, the Bible, slavery, capital punishment and government. Easy to read, sheds light on American life two hundred and fifty years ago and his personal opinions on several topics sometimes using interesting stories about other people or...more