Open a New Dimension for American Communication

By Camilla F. Chandelier Published May 27th, 1844 “What hath God wrought?”—the sentence, unsealing the United States of America to the new better world, was sent from Washington, DC to Baltimore on this past Friday, May 24th, 1844, by Samuel F. B. Morse1 and his “TELEGRAPH.” Rather than walking to them, knocking the doors, and having…

A Reflection of America’s Religious Life

Baltimore, Maryland, 1851. From the journalistic reports of Cyril Bennet. My years as a journalist for the Baltimore Sun have made for as grand a career as I could have hoped for, and I thank my editor, Richard Weiss, for his wisdom in continuing to publish my increasingly controversial articles. I will not apologize for…

Suicide Under Slavery & Trust in God

November 11, 1835 “I hope that my death would leave God thinking something is wrong down here” Annie Coley said it with her teary eyes. Although vast number of slaves successfully escaped from their masters, it was different in Coley’s case.[1] Two weeks ago, she ran away from her slave owner in Virginia, hoping to…

A Look on Life in the New United States

Baltimore Sun April 17, 1805 There are only a few places in the United States of America where you can stroll down a street and see people bustling about their daily lives. In the majority of the country, it could take an hour just to get to the next property over. There is a very strong…

The Cane Ridge Revival

Cane Ridge, Kentucky, August 8th, 1801. From the journalistic report of Cyril Bennet. It was with guarded thoughts that I approached the Cane Ridge encampment yesterday. The hot August day was nearing its end, and the honest farmers of the Kentucky village would, on any usual day, soon be in their beds. Not today. Some…