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The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America

Edited By Jonathan Daniel Wells Copyright 2018
    388 Pages
    by Routledge

    388 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
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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.

    Part I: The Early Republic 1) Slavery, the Constitution, and the First Political Parties 2) Class, the Market Revolution, and Urbanization 3) Gender, Sexuality, and the Birth of the Women’s Rights Movement 4) Religion and Reform 5) Native Americans and Westward Expansion Part II: Antebellum America 6) Free African Americans, Black Abolitionism, and the Fugitive Slave Crisis 7) International Travel, Intellectual Life, and Global Influences on America 8) Party Politics and the Sectional Crisis 9) Literature and Culture during the American Renaissance 10) Plantation Slavery and Capitalism Part III: The Civil War Era 11) Secession and the Outbreak of the Civil War 12) Wartime Military Mobilization, Business, and Technology 13) The Confederacy on the Battlefield and Homefront 14) Politics and Civil Liberties on the Union Homefront 15) Military Leadership and the International Dimensions of the War 16) African Americans and the Push for Emancipation 17) Law, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution, 1840-1880 Part IV: America in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 17) Gender Ideology and Women’s Rights Movement 18) Race, Segregation, and Criminal Justice 19) Business and Political Economy in the New South 20) Literature and Culture in the Post-War Era 21) Environmental History, Western Settlement and Native Americans 22) Progressive Era Politics and Society


    Jonathan Daniel Wells is Professor of History in the Departments of History and Afroamerican and African Studies, and Director of the Residential College,at the University of Michigan.