Benjamin Rush was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and a devout Christian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Rush was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. Later in ...
Benjamin Rush was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and a devout Christian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Rush was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. Later in life, he became a professor of medical theory and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Despite having a wide influence on the development of American government, he is not as widely known as many of his American contemporaries. Rush was also an early opponent of slavery and capital punishment. Despite his great contributions to early American society, Rush may be more famous today as the man who, in 1812, helped reconcile the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by encouraging the two former Presidents to resume writing to each other. The editor of the preface of this book gives an in depth look into Benjamin Rush s life. The writings of Rush, which are mentioned in this book, show a wide range of interest and knowledge embracing agriculture and the mechanical arts, chemistry and medicine, political science, and theology. Including letters he wrote in effort to dispel prejudice, to fight oppression, and to elevate the lot of the lowly. Dagobert D. Runes was a philosopher and author. He was the founding publisher of The Philosophical Library, where he worked to bring philosophical texts to a general audience. Runes was a colleague and friend of Albert Einstein and many other influential philosophers and scientists. Runes is responsible for publishing an English translation of Marx's On the Jewish Question, which he published under the title A World without Jews, and for editing The Dictionary of Philosophy, published in 1942.
Very Good in good jacket. Light blue cloth over bds. with brown labels and gilt lettering on spine and front cover in DJ. Former owner name on FFE. DJ is worn at extremities and has some small chips Benjamin Rush was a great physician and naturalist and he gave most of his free time and energy to championing the cause of social and political freedom.
Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket. First Printing. Rush was an important figure of the late Colonial period and active in the events that led to the American Revolution. A medical doctor in Philadelphia, he was in a good position to be at the center of many of those events. He was with Washington at Trenton and tended the young, wouded James Monroe--probably his presence saved the future President's life. He wrote prolificly on politics, philosophical and medical matters. He also maintained a rich correspondence with Jefferson, Adfams and other leaders of the period. His works here are arranged in a very useful and readable fashion. List of writings published in his lifetime. Bibliography. Dust jacket is protected with a mylar cover.
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