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The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America

ISBN 9780367870041
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
388 Pages

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Book Description

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

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 Ame

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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.