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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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Da Bruhl, Marshall, Sword of San Jacinto, A Life of Sam Houston. (New York: Random House, 1993)


Damasio, Antonio R., Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain (NY: Putnam 1994).

R.U.L.: QP401.D2 1994

Read: 11/98

P:$8.50+ca-tx (W???'s Books, North of Palo Alto, about 1/98)


Damasio, Antonio R., Damasio, Hanna, Christen, Y., eds., Neurobiology of Decision-Making (Berlin ; New York : Springer, c1996)

R.U.L.: QP395.N486 1996

Proceedings of a forum organized in Paris in 1994 by the Fondation Ipsen.


Davy, Sir Humphrey, Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

American (pirated as usual? edition) Elements of agricultural chemistry, in a course of lectures for the Board of agriculture. Philadelphia: Published by John Conrad & co. Philadelphia: Fielding Lucas, jr. Baltimore: Robert Gray, Alexandria: and William F. Gray, Fredericksburg, (Vir.) ... 1815.

First (London) edition: Elements of agricultural chemistry, in a course of lectures for the Board of agriculture. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; [etc., etc.] 1813.

(Source: Rutgers U. Library Online Catalogue)

Read by Edmund Ruffin in 1817, it helped inspire his early career as an agricultural reformer. (Source: Mitchell, Ruffin, p13)


Deacon, Terrence W., The Symbolic Species: The co-evolution of language and the brain (New York: Norton, 1997)

Read: winter 97/98. Link to some remarks in Journal 11/98.


DeBow, J.D.B, Statistical View of the United States, a Compendium of the Seventh Census (Washington, 1854).

DeBow was an important proponent of southern nationalism or seccession, mentioned in the book The Fire-eaters


Denig, Edwin, Five Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, Sioux, Arickaras, Assinoboines, Crees, Crows (U. Oklahoma Press, 1961)


Derr, Mark The Frontiersman: The Real Life and the Many Legends of Davy Crockett (New York: Wm Morrow and Co. 1993)


Dickey, Dallas C., Seargent S. Prentiss, Whig Orator of the Old South (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1946)


Dictionary of American Biography: (Scribners, 1933, 1943)

21 volumes plus later published addenda. Indispensable


Dobson, C. R., Masters and Journeymen: A Prehistory of Industrial Relations, 1717-1800 (Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield 1980)

P:$1.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98

R.U.L.: HD8389.D6


Dolan, J. R., The Yankee Peddlers of Early America (NY: Bramhall House 1964)

R.U.L.: HF5459.U6D6 1964

P:$7

A very thorough account of the Yankee Peddler and his world, including the roads he travelled on, the factories that made the goods, ... Profusely illustrated, mostly with prints from the period. Probably more on the popular than scholarly side.


Donald, David Herbert, Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War (New York, 1960):

Traces the pre-civil war part of Sumner's life; his education, travels in Europe, his legal scholarship, becoming a peace, and later anti-slavery activist; the sudden elevation to the Senate of this idealist who had never held office; his slashing attacks on slavery in the Senate; his severe caning by Preston S. Brooks, and his long recovery from injuries. Much analysis is given to the reactions, both north and south, to the caning, and to more or less dispelling the notion (popular in the south in those days, and held by some later historians), that Sumner was malingering and could not have been injured so very badly. Donald consulted medical experts, and came up with a conclusion about the nature of Sumner's chronic troubles after the caning.


Donald, David Herbert, Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era (first copyright 1947; renewed 1984):

A collection of essays by the author, including "A. Lincoln, Politician", "Refighting the Civil War", "Abraham Lincoln and the American Pragmatic Tradition", "Abraham Lincoln: Whig in the White House".


Donald, David Herbert, Lincoln's Herndon (New York, 1948)

A life of William, or "Billy" Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, who wrote a book often referred to as "Herndon's Lincoln". He feuded with Mary Lincoln, collected the biggest library in Springfield and helped bring the Lyceum to town, drank, and joined temperance societies, and late in life, stormed over the postumous prettification of Lincoln, and then, to some extent, made up his own sort of romatic Lincoln.


Douglas, Ann, The Feminization of American Culture (New York: Avon/Discus paperback 1978, Copyright by author, 1977).

Has been referenced in many studies published since it was written. An attempt at summarizing the thesis:


Downs, Robert R. & Jane B., Journalists of the United States: Biographical Sketches of Print and Broadcast News Shapers from the Late 17th Century to the Present (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1991)

P: $1.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98

A specialized, 1-vol biographical dictionary.


Drake, Francis S. (ed), Dictionary of American Biography (1872)

This is a one-volume work of 1019 pages; I don't know if it is a predecessor of the DAB which is in such common use today.


Drake, Samuel Adams, A Book of New England Legends and Folk Lore (1872; Charles E. Tuttle (paperback) edition 1972).

KEYWORDS: ownit; hist:US-New_England; folklore


Drake, Samuel Adams, Old Boston taverns and tavern clubs, (Boston, W. A. Butterfield, 1917)


Drake, Samuel Adams, Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston (1872; Charles E. Tuttle (paperback) edition 1972).

Basically a 400+ page guided historic tour of the streets of Boston, with over 100 illustrations.

KEYWORDS: ownit; Boston; illustrations:100+


Dwight, Timothy, Travels in New England and New York (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1969)

Solomon, Barbara Miller, editor
A 4-volume work which is probably by far the best general guide to the towns of New England and New York, as they existed around 1810.

P:44,(m/o:Twice Told Books, Louisville KY,5/31/98)


Dwight, Theodore (1764-1846), History of the Hartford Convention: with a review of the policy of the United States Government which led to the War of 1812. (New York, N. & J. White; Boston, Russell, Odiorne, & Co., 1833)

7-IIH (Dwight, T. History of the Hartford convention) IIH (Dwight, T. History of the Hartford convention)

Theodore Dwight, brother of Timothy, was the secretary of the Hartford Convention, and naturally, writes to justify it.


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