America in the 19th Century

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageThe Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860

    Suzanne Lebsock

    In this book, which has important implications for our vision of the female past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position of women in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of the nineteenth century?More

  3. Book ImageThe Antislavery Appeal: American Abolitionism After 1830

    Ronald G. Walters

    "A fresh and provocative contribution . . . . the clearest, most penetrating, and best-informed study of the post-1830 antislavery movement that exists." —Richard Bardolph, North Carolina Historical ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageThe Political Crisis of the 1850s

    Michael F. Holt

    Professor Holt's book provides a lucid and provocative interpretation of the coming of the Civil War.More

  5. Book ImageThe Idea of a Southern Nation: Southern Nationalists and Southern Nationalism, 1830-1860

    John McCardell

    As the nineteenth century began, the United States was a country in search of definition, of national character. Like other Americans, Southerners found the process of national self-definition urgent and exhilarating.More

  6. Book ImageThe Jacksonian Economy

    Peter Temin

    During the age of Jackson the nation experienced one of the worst depressions in its history.More

  7. Book ImageAndrew Jackson and the Bank War

    Robert V. Remini

    One of the most controversial issues during the presidency of Andrew Jackson centered around the future of the Second Bank of the United States.More

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