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The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America

Edited by: Jonathan Daniel Wells

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138784871
eBook ISBN: 9781315768120
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315768120
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The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America provides an important overview of the main themes within the study of the long nineteenth century. The book explores major currents of research over the past few decades to give an up-to-date synthesis of nineteenth-century history. It shows how the century defined much of our modern world, focusing on themes including: immigration, slavery and racism, women's rights, literature and culture, and urbanization. This collection reflects the state of the field and will be essential reading for all those interested in the development of the modern United States.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Race, Slavery, Sectional Conflict, and National Politics, 1770–1820 Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Class, the Market Revolution, and Urbanization Download PDF
Chapter  3:  “Female Women or Feminine Ladies”  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Religion and Reform in the Early American Republic Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Borderlands and Cultural Survival Download PDF
Chapter  6:  International Travel, Intellectual Life, and Global Influences on the United States Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Party Politics and the Sectional Crisis Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Literature and Culture during the American Renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Capitalism and Slavery in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Secession and the Onset of Civil War Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Wartime Military Mobilization, Business, and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Confederacy on the Battlefield and Home Front Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Politics and Civil Liberties on the Union Home Front Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Waging War, Conducting Diplomacy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  African Americans and Emancipation in the Civil War Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Law, The Supreme Court, and the Constitution, 1840–1880 Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Women’s Rights and Gender Ideology, 1848–1890 Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Race, Crime, and Segregation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Paradox of the Business and Political Economy of the New South Download PDF
Chapter  20:  American Literary and Cultural History in the Post-Civil War Era Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Industrial Empire Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Crisis, Protest, and Reform in Industrializing America Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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