1st Edition

The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

By Christopher G. Bates Copyright 2010

    First Published in 2015. This text holds four volumes of essays and entries on the early Republic and Antebellum era in America spanning the end of the American Revolution in 1781 to the outbreak of Civil War in 1861. The Americans forged a new government in theory and then in practice, with the beginnings of industrialisation and the effects of urbanisation, widespread poverty, labour strife, debates around slavery and sectional discord. By the end of the nineteenth century American had a powerhouse economy, new technologies and the emergence of major social reform movements, creation of uniquely American art and literature and the conquest of the West. This encyclopaedia offers a historic reference.

    Introduction, Maps. Volume I: Essays, Political and Political Culture, Economic and Economic Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Road to Civil War. A-E Entries Abolitionist and Antislavery Movement to Everett, Edward. Volume 2: F to M Entries, Federalist Party to Music-Sacred. Volume 3: Entries N to T, Napoleonic Wars-Impact of to Tyler-John. Volume 4 U-Z Entries from Underground Railroad to Young -Brigham, Documents, Chronologies, Glossary.


    Edited by Christopher G. Bates, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.