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By William Barney

A spouse to 19th-Century America is an authoritative assessment of present historiographical advancements and significant subject matters within the historical past of nineteenth-century the United States. Twenty-seven students, all experts of their personal thematic components, learn the foremost debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological association brings jointly the main time classes, politics, the Civil battle, economic system, and social and cultural background of the 19th century. Written with the final reader in brain, each one essay surveys the ancient learn, the rising issues, and assesses the longer term path of scholarship.

  • Complete insurance of all of the significant issues and present debates in nineteenth-century US historical past assessing the kingdom of the scholarship and destiny matters.
  • 24 unique essays through prime specialists in nineteenth-century American historical past whole with up to date bibliographies.
  • Chronological and thematic association covers either conventional and modern fields of analysis - politics, classes, financial system, category formation, ethnicity, gender roles, areas, tradition and ideas.

Chapter One Early nationwide Politics and tool, 1800–1824 (pages 5–18): Robert M. S. McDonald
Chapter The Jacksonian period, 1825–1844 (pages 19–32): Jonathan Atkins
Chapter 3 The Sectionalization of Politics, 1845–1860 (pages 33–46): John Ashworth
Chapter 4 Civil warfare and Reconstruction, 1861–1877 (pages 47–60): Vernon Burton
Chapter 5 The Gilded Age, 1878–1900 (pages 61–72): Robert W. Cherny and William L. Barney
Chapter Six American legislation within the 19th Century (pages 73–85): John E. Semonche
Chapter Seven American growth, 1800–1867 (pages 89–103): John M. Belohlavek
Chapter 8 the worldwide Emergence of the us, 1867–1900 (pages 104–117): Eric Rauchway
Chapter 9 The Emergence of a industry economic system earlier than 1860 (pages 119–138): Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. Gallman
Chapter Ten Industrialization and the increase of agencies, 1860–1900 (pages 139–151): David B. Sicilia
Chapter 11 Urbanization (pages 152–163): Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Chapter Twelve the advance of the operating sessions (pages 164–177): Kevin Kenny
Chapter 13 The Evolution of the center category (pages 178–191): Cindy S. Aron
Chapter Fourteen African americans (pages 193–208): Donald R. Wright
Chapter Fifteen Native?American heritage (pages 209–222): Michael D. eco-friendly and Theda Perdue
Chapter 16 Gender and the altering Roles of ladies (pages 223–237): Laura F. Edwards
Chapter Seventeen Immigration and Ethnicity (pages 238–254): Nora Faires
Chapter Eighteen The South: From outdated to New (pages 255–271): Stephen W. Berry
Chapter Nineteen the center West (pages 272–285): Andrew R. L. Cayton
Chapter Twenty The Relational West (pages 286–300): Molly P. Rozum
Chapter Twenty?One The Communications Revolution and pop culture (pages 301–316): David Hochfelder
Chapter Twenty?Two studying American faith (pages 317–333): Catherine A. Brekus
Chapter Twenty?Three technological know-how and expertise (pages 334–344): Alan I. Marcus
Chapter Twenty?Four A History/Historiography of Representations of the US (pages 345–358): Barbara Groseclose

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Right action taken from a solid moral stance'' (1957: 17). In an era of increasing commercialism and liberal individualism, Meyers contended, Jacksonian society was ``caught between the elements'' of opportunities for economic advancement and the ideal of a simple, agrarian, yeoman republic. ``Americans were boldly liberal in economic affairs . . But they were not inwardly prepared for the grinding uncertainties, the shocking changes, the complexity and indirection of the new economic ways'' (Meyers, 1957: 11).

Kohl, Lawrence Frederick (1989) The Politics of Individualism: Parties and the American Character in the Jacksonian Era. New York: Oxford University Press. McCormick, Richard P. (1966) The Second American Party System: Party Formation in the Jacksonian Era. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. Meyers, Marvin (1957) The Jacksonian Persuasion: Politics and Belief. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Pessen, Edward (1985) Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, Politics. : University of Illinois Press.

The ethnoculturalists first suggested a correlation between a ``pietistic'' religious ethic and Whig politics and between liturgical religions and the Democrats. Denominational affiliations often did not clearly align with a particular party in local studies, however, and only recently has Richard Carwardine (1993) fully explained the impact of evangelicalism on antebellum politics in the North. Simon P. Newman, Len Travers, and David Waldstreicher have broken new ground in their studies of festive culture, Independence Day observations, and public celebrations in the generation after the American Revolution.

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