America in the 19th Century

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  1. Book ImageTwelve Years a Slave

    Solomon Northup, Kevin M. Burke, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.More

  2. Book ImageLincoln's Selected Writings

    Abraham Lincoln, David S. Reynolds

    Bancroft Prize–winning scholar David S. Reynolds edits and introduces a broad selection of Abraham Lincoln’s writings—from his earliest days through his last.More

  3. Book ImageChronicle of the Narváez Expedition

    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, David Frye, Ilan Stavans

    This new Norton Critical Edition recounts the 1527–36 expedition of Cabeza de Vaca, the first Spanish explorer to cross North America.More

  4. Book ImageReforming America, 1815-1860

    Joshua D. Rothman

    Reforming America, 1815-1860 offers insights into one of the most complex and dynamic periods in American history.More

  5. Book ImageHow the Other Half Lives

    Jacob Riis, Hasia R. Diner

    How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.More

  6. Book ImageThe Age of Jim Crow

    Jane Dailey

    America’s racial history has been marked by both hard-won progress and sudden reversals of fortune.More

  7. Book ImageDemocracy in America

    Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeves, Isaac Kramnick

    The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.More

  8. Book ImageIndian Removal

    David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler

    This casebook traces the evolution of U.S. Indian policy from its British Colonial origins to the implementation of removal after 1830.More

  9. Book ImageThe Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson

    Michael Les Benedict

    "The definitive account of Andrew Johnson's impeachment and of the dramatic events that first put a president on trial before the Senate." - Eric FonerMore

  10. Book ImageWoman in the Nineteenth Century

    Margaret Fuller, Larry J. Reynolds

    The text is that of the first edition and includes comprehensive textual annotations.More

  11. Book ImageTime on the Cross: The Economics of American Slavery

    Robert William Fogel, Stanley L. Engerman

    First published in 1974, Fogel and Engerman's groundbreaking book reexamined the economic foundations of American slavery, marking "the start of a new period of slavery scholarship and some searching revisions of a national tradition" (C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books).
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  12. Book ImageWithout Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery

    Robert William Fogel

    "[Fogel's] exceedingly careful testing of all possible sources and his pioneering methodological approach have allowed [him] both to increase our knowledge of an institutions operation and disintegration and to renew our methods of research." —from the citation to Robert William Fogel for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic SciencesMore

  13. Book ImageWithout Consent or Contract: Evidence and Methods

    Robert William Fogel, Ralph A. Galantine, Richard L. Manning

    Written to accompany Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery, this book describes a research project into the history of slavery. It provides detailed information in prose, tabular form and graphs.

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  14. Book ImageThe Spanish War: An American Epic 1898

    G. J. A. O'Toole

    "O'Toole is . . . astonishingly good. . . . [He] is a master of the knack of weaving significant detail into his recapitulation of the war." —Alden Whitman, Chicago Sun-TimesMore

  15. Book ImageA New England Town: The First Hundred Years

    Kenneth A. Lockridge

    Enlarged Edition

    In his highly original and controversial study. Professor Lockridge traces the origins of Dedham, Massachusetts, carefully examining its establishment as a utopia in 1636, the changes that occurred during the first four generations of its settlement, and the kind of community it had become by the mid-eighteenth century.More

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