America in the 19th Century

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  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 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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 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

  11. Book ImageThe Jacksonian Economy

    Peter Temin

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageRed Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty

    Jace Weaver, Laura Adams Weaver

    First Edition

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

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