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Daniel Walker Howe is a fine social historian and historian of ideas.
  From the end of the War of 1812 through the first railroads and telegraphs, the Mexican-American War which shifted America's center of gravity  to the slaveowning south.  Meanwhile, evangelism, temperance (anti-alcohol) and anti-slavery movements stirred up the country.

If you haven't read it yet, maybe now is a good time, and guess what, it's a best-seller which means Amazon is discounting it big.  Accept no substitutes (esp. from anybody named Beck).

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Cable, Mary, Lost New Orleans (American Legacy Press, NY, 1980)

Has 185 black and white photographs (and some drawings), most of them quite old, and largely of lost buildings.

So far, it looks very good.


Calhoun, John C.; Wilson, Clyde N. (ed), The Papers of John C. Calhoun, Vol XIII, 1835-1837 (U. of SC Press, 1980)

P: $3.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98


Campbell, R.H. & Wilson, R.G., Entrepreneurship in Britain 1750-1939 (London: Adam & Charles Black, 1975)

P:$0.25+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98


Capper, Charles, Margaret Fuller, An American Romantic Life, The Private Years (Oxford U. Press, 1992)


Carey, Matthew, The Olive Branch

It largely looks to me like an attack on those New England Federalists who convened at Hartford, and flirted with secession over their economic trials in the War of 1812, which would make it mis-named. It was quoted extensively by Robert Hayne at the beginning of the Hayne-Webster "debate".


Cartwright, Peter, Autobiography of Peter Cartwright (?):

A lively account of circuit riding and tent meetings on the frontier of the U.S., spanning the whole pre-Civil War era.


Cayton, Mary Kupiec, Emerson's Emergence (U. North Carolina Press, 1989).

A very good, succinct, and well documented interpretation of Emerson's life up to 1845, in the context of a New England which was undergoing profound social changes.

KEYWORDS: ownit; bio:Emerson,Ralph_Waldo; transcendentalism; us-new_england


Century Cyclopedia of Names (Appleton-Century-Crofts, NY 1954). Ed. Clarence L. Barnhart et al.

Serves as a biographical dictionary, but includes proper names of all sorts - places, works of literature, fictional characters, laws and famous doctrines, like the "Five Points of Calvinism"...


Chapin, Charles Wells,
Sketches of the Old Inhabitants (and other Citizens) of Old Springfield
(1896 or Springfield, 1893, acc. to NYC catalogue)

NYC: IQH (Springfield) (Chapin, C. W. Sketches of the old inhabitants and other citizens)

(Noted in James, Anne Royall's U.S.A., ch VIII, footnote 9.)


Chambers, William Nesbit, Old Bullion Benton - Senator from the New West (Boston, Little, Brown 1956).

Life of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-58). A lively account that is often cited.


Channing, Edward, History of the United States (New York: Octagon, 1977; Orig: Macmillan 1912) 6 volumes + general index

P: $7.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98 (complete)

Written by Edward (1858-1931); the son of the younger William Ellery Channing (1818-1901); grandson of Walter Channing (1786-1876), the physician and brother of William Ellery Channing,the famous Unitarian minister and his father's namesake.

"unique in that it was written from a single and consistent point of view and from sufficient first-hand acquaintance with basic sources of information and opinion, and characterized by its recognition of the social, economic, and intellectual contributions of each section of the country to national development". (DAB, Supplement 1).


Fuller, Margaret; Chevigny, Bell Gale ed, The woman and the myth : Margaret Fuller's life and writings, (Boston : Northeastern University Press, c1994)


Child, Lydia Maria Francis, Karcher, Carolyn L (ed. and intro)
Hobomok and other writings on Indians,
(New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c1986)

R.U.L: ALEX: PS1293.A6 1986


Clark, Christopher,
The Communitarian Moment.: the radical challenge of the Northampton Association
(Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1995)

R.U.L.: ALEX 1) HX656.N75C53 1995

In Florence, MA, a suburb of Northampton (home of Jonathan Edwards, the Tappan brothers), an attempt at communal living which lasted several years. The economic basis of the commune was primarily silk production and manufacture. The group had a strong Garrisonian abolitionist element and was religiously moderate and somewhat diverse. Two notable sojourners there were Sojourner Truth and David Ruggles. The latter stayed in the area after the comune disbanded ran a water-cure establishment.


Clark, Christopher,
The Roots of Rural Capitalism : Western Massachusetts, 1780-1860
(Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1990).

One of the most frequently cited texts on the transition to market capitalism.

R.U.L.: ALEX 1) HC107.M4R66 1990


Cleland, Robert Glass, A History of Phelps Dodge, 1834-1950, (New York: Knopf 1952)

P:??

Interesting for early chapters on merchandizing, and outfitting pedlars, in early republic New York.


Cmiel, Kenneth, Democratic Eloquence, (Wm. Morrow & Co., NY 1990).

Winner of the Allan Nevins Prize. Cited fairly often, I think.

KEYWORDS: ownit


Cohen, Sol, ed. Education in the United States, A Documentary History (Random House, NY 1974)


Cole, Donald B., Jacksonian Democracy in New Hampshire, 1800-1851, (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1970)


Cole, Donald, Martin Van Buren and the American Political System:

A good single-volume (431 pages plus bibliography and index) general biography of Van Buren, especially exploring his role in the formation of the new Jacksonian Democratic Party.


Cole, Donald B., The Presidency of Andrew Jackson (Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1993)


Coleman, Peter J., Debtors and Creditors in America: Insolvency, Imprisonment for Debt, and Bankruptcy, 1607-1900 (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1974)

The standard social history of debt in the Early Republic. per Leon Jackson. {priv}


Collier, Edward A., A History of Kinderhook (NY 1914)

Cited for property statistics (p121-123), and showing 174 of 730 families owning slaves around the time of MVB's boyhood.


Commager, Henry Steele, Theodore Parker (Beacon Press, Boston 1947 paperback: 1960):


Conkin, Paul Keith, American Originals : Homemade Varieties of Christianity, (Chapel Hill : U. North Carolina Press, c1997)

R.U.L.: BR516.5.C65 1997


Conkin, Paul Keith, Cane Ridge : America's Pentecost, (Madison, Wis.: U. Wisconsin Press, 1990)

R.U.L.: BV3774.K4C65 1990

P:?


Conkin, Paul Keith, Prophets of Prosperity : America's First Political Economists, (Bloomington: Indiana U. Press, c1980)

R.U.L.: HB119.A2C59


Conkin, Paul Keith, Puritans and Pragmatists: Eight Eminent American Thinkers, (Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1976, c1968

R.U.L.:  B832.C6 1976


Conkin, Paul Keith, Self-evident truths; being a discourse on the origins & development of the first principles of American government--popular sovereignty, natural rights, and balance & separation of powers, (Bloomington, Indiana U. Press 1974)

R.U.L.: JA84.U5C63


Conkin, Paul Keith, Two paths to utopia; the Hutterites and the Llano Colony, (Lincoln, U. of Nebraska Press 1964)

R.U.L.: HX656.L55C6


Conkin, Paul Keith, The Uneasy Center : Reformed Christianity in Antebellum America, (Chapel Hill : U. North Carolina Press, c1995)

R.U.L.: BR520.C65 1995


Cooper, William Fenimore, Gleanings in Europe: France (New York: Kraus Reprint, 1970; Orig 1837)

P: $1.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98


Coyle, William and Damaser, Harvey G. (eds), Six Early American Plays 1798 - 1890 (Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill, 1968)

Contains Wm. DunlapAndre (1798), John Augustus StoneMetamora (1829), Anna Cora Mowatt: Fashion (1845), Dion Bocicault, The Octoroon (1859), Bronson Howard: Shanandoah (1888), James A. Herne: Margaret Fleming (1890).


Cross, Whitney R. The Burned-Over District; the Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850 (Ithaca, NY and London 1950):

Western New York was sometimes, in the 1830s and 1840s, called the "burned over district", because the fires of evangelism there had reached such a peak of frenzy that it later became difficult to evangelize there (or as some might view it - to bring back these folks to saner Presbyterianism, for example).

The book analyzes how all this came about; how Western New York got largely overrun, in the early 1800s, by "sons of the pilgrims" from New England, and somehow, between this, and the overnight transformation from backwater to corridor of commerce (brought about by the Erie Canal), much of the population sought extreme religious solutions to their disorientation, and distress over the changing pace of life.

The book is largely narrative, though it contains a number of maps showing settlement patterns that resulted from the canal building.

It is often referenced in discussions of the Anti-Masonic Party, the Presbyterian Revivalism and the "benevolent empire", and the rise of Mormonism.


Crouthamel, James L., James Watson Webb, A Biography (Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, 1969):

A lively book of what looks to me like good scholarship.


-, Cyclopedia of American Government, vol 1, 3 (of 3) (Peter Smith - 1963; Orig Appleton 1914).

P:$2.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98 (v1, 3 of 3)



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