Benito Cereno

When an American sea captain sees a Spanish slave ship in distress, he reaches out with an offer to help. Once on board, however, the odd behavior of the captain, crew, and slaves...

Last Public Address

Abraham Lincoln saw many political changes during his time as president, few speeches regarding this were so impactful for their time than the last public address given by Abraham...

The Demoiselle D'Ys

A stranger, lost while hunting in the moors of Brittany, meets the mysterious Demoiselle D'Ys. She invites him back to her castle, and the two grow closer. After a while, however,...

The Street of the First Shell

In a departure from traditional horror writing, “The Street of the First Shell” focuses on the inescapable horrors of war. The story follows a group of struggling artists in...

The Yellow Sign

From his Washington Park studio, Scott can see the sinister watchman of a nearby church. His model, Tessie, tells him the watchman shares the face of a hearse driver who’s been...

The Street of the Lady of the Fields

In “The Street of the Lady of the Fields,” horror writer Robert Chambers takes a more romantic approach to his work. The story follows an American student in Paris who falls...

An Address to the Slaves of the United States

Henry Highland Garnet delivered this address at the National Negro Convention of 1843. In it, Garnet declares that mourning on behalf of slaves is no longer enough. He urges the...

On the Motion of Animals

Aristotle is known as the “Father of Western Philosophy.” While his greatest contributions to the world lay in philosophy, logic, and ethics, he also wrote scientific texts....

Disapproving and Accepting the Constitution

Today, the US Constitution is held as sacred and infallible. But the process of creating it was lengthy, painstaking, and fraught with disagreement. The evidence of this historic...

The Life of Camillus

We all know the founder of Rome, but do we know much about the widely-proclaimed second founder of Rome? The monarchy, tyranny, and victorious battles of Marcus Furius Camillus,...

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