History

The Journal of John Woolman

The Journal of John Woolman offers an introspective look into the life of a Quaker itinerant preacher, mystic, abolitionist, and lover of humankind. In addition to providing a taste of the rich inner dialogue and vast moral, spiritual, and physical journeys of Woolman, the journal has the distinction of being the oldest book in North America that has been continuously in print since its first publication in 1774, second only to the Bible.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Written as a memoir to his son William, who at the time was the governor of New Jersey, Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography offers several valuable insights into the life of one of the most remarkable men of the 18th century.