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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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Faragher, John Mack, Daniel Boone : the life and legend of an American pioneer (New York : Holt, 1992.)

NYPL: Humanities-Gen Research Call # JFE 93-1170


Faragher, John Mack (gen. ed.), The Encyclopedia of colonial and revolutionary America, (New York, NY : Facts on File Publications, 1990.)

NYPL: Humanities-Hist&Genealogy Call # *R-USLHG IG 90-978


Faragher, John Mack (ed), Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner : "the significance of the frontier in America, (New York, N.Y. : H. Holt, 1994.)

Collection of essays by F.J.T. with commentary by J.M.F.

NYPL: Humanities-Hist&Genealogy Call # *R-USLHG IW 95-6170

P:(2.99+8.25%), (Crown in CA, 3/1/98)


Faragher, John Mack, Sugar Creek : life on the Illinois Prairie (New Haven : Yale University Press, c1986.)

NYPL: IVF (Sugar Creek Valley) 87-1959


Faragher, John Mack &Howe, Florence (ed), Women and higher education in American history : essays from the Mount Holyoke College (Sesquicentennial Symposia) (New York : Norton, 1988.)

NYPL: Humanities-Gen Research Call # JFD 88-11833


Faragher, John Mack, Women and men on the overland trail (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1979.)

NYPL:  IW 79-2008


Faust, Drew Gilpin, James Henry Hammond and the Old South, A Design for Mastery (Baton Rouge: Lousiana State U. Press, 1982)


Feller, Daniel, The Jacksonian Promise; America, 1815-1840 (Baltimore, 1995)

Publisher: John Hopkins University Press.


Feller, Daniel, The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1984)

A clear exposition tracing the public land policy from the beginnings of the republic onwards, and claiming (and succeeding, I think) to demonstrate its very major impact on the Jackson Era, and the formation of a new party system (Democrats vs. Whigs).

KEYWORDS: ALEX-HD-197.F45-1984


Finney, Charles Grandison, Lectures on Revivals of Religion.


Finney, Charles Grandison, The Memoirs of Charles G. Finney (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1989)

EDS: Rosell, Garth M.; Dupuis, Richard A. G.


Firminger, Walter Kelly, The Fifth Report From the Select Committee of the House of Commons, on the Affairs of the East India Company, Dated 28th July 1812 Vol II (NY: Augustus M. Kelly; Previously Calcutta: R. Cambray & Co, 1917)

P: $1.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98


Fischer, David Hackett, Albion's Seed; Four British Folkways in America (NY, Oxford, 1989).

Describes the four major waves of English-speaking immigrants to America, characterized as Puritans from the East of England to New England (1629-40), The Royalist Elite and indentured servants from the south of England to Virginia (1640-75), the Friends' from the North Midlands to the Delaware Valley (1675-1725), and the Scottish and Scotch Irish settlement of the backcountry (1717-75).


Foote, Julia A. J., A Brand Plucked From the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch (Cleveland, Ohio, Printed for the author by Lauer & Yost, 1879, and Lauer & Yost as publisher in 1886)

NYPL:
Sc (Schomburg) Rare B-Foote *WWM 97-8 (Digital master) (1879)
AN (Foote) (Foote, J. A. J. Brand plucked from the fire) (1886)

Also anthologized in:
Andrews, William L. (ed, intro), Sisters of the spirit : three Black women's autobiographies of the nineteenth century (Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1986.
NYPL:  Sc E 86-333

and Stewart, Maria; Lee, Jarena; Foote, Julia A. J. ; and Broughton, Virginia. Spiritual Narratives. (NY: Oxford University Press, 1988. (Schomburg series)


Stewart, Maria; Lee, Jarena; Foote, Julia A. J.; and Broughton, Virginia. Spiritual Narratives. (NY: Oxford University Press, 1988. (Schomburg series)


Ford, Gov. Thomas, A History of Illinois: from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 (U. of IL Press, 1995; Orig 1854; Alternate Edition: Chicago, The Lakeside press, R.R. Donnelley & sons co., 1945-1946.)

P: $3.50+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98 (1995 edition)

R.U.L.: F545.F78 v.1-2 (1945-6 edition)

The 1995 edition contains annotations by Rodney O. Davis and a bibliographical note by Terrence A Tanner.

Mixture of social and political history. The view of politics is (perhaps appropriately) cynical. E.g., "Any measure was to be considered right which was popular for the time being. The politician felt assured that if he supported a bad measure when it was popular or opposed a good one when it was unpopular he would never be called to account for it by the people. It was believed that the people never blame any one for misleading them; for it was thought that they had too good a conceit of themselves to suspect or admit that they could be misled." -p132, 1995 edition.


Formisano, Ronald P., The birth of mass political parties, Michigan, 1827-1861 (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1971)

R.U.L: JK2295.M52F6

P: $6.95+ca-tx; purch: Burlingame Book Browse in CA, ?1997?


Formisano, Ronald P.; Burns, Constance K. (eds), Boston, 1700-1980 : the evolution of urban politics (Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984)

R.U.L.: F73.35.B69 1984

Contents: Introduction -- Town meeting politics in colonial and revolutionary Boston / G.B. Warden -- Boston, 1800-1840 From deferential-participant to party politics / Ronald P. Formisano -- The politics of the Boston Brahmins / Frederic Cople Jaher ...


Formisano, Ronald P., The Great Lobster War (Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1997)

R.U.L.: KF224.M235F67 1997

Probably not re Early Republic era


Formisano, Ronald P., The transformation of political culture : Massachusetts parties, 1790s-1840s / Ronald P. Formisano. Publication info: New York : Oxford University Press, 1983

R.U.L.: JK2295.M42F67 1983


Fowler, John, Journal of a Tour Through the State of New York in the Year 1830, with Remarks on Agriculture in Those Parts Most Eligible for Settlers, (New York, A.M. Kelley, 1970).


Fowler, Orson Squire,
Religion, Natural and Revealed : or, The natural theology and moral bearings of phrenology and physiology,
(New York: O.S. Fowler, 1844)

(Title, continued: ) including the doctrines taught and duties inclulcated thereby, compared with those enjoined in the Scriptures : together with the phrenological exposition of the doctrines of a future state, materialism, holiness, sin, rewards, punishments, depravity, a change of heart, will, foreordination, fatalism, etc., etc.

See Fowler, Orson Squire.

NYPL: Location Humanities-Gen Research
Call # YEZ (Fowler, O. S. Religion, natural and revealed. 1844)

Descript xiv, 176 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Local note Ford Collection. Subject Phrenology.


Fox, Dixon Ryan The Decline of Aristocracy in the Politics of New York 1801-1840 (NY 1919, or Harper, 1965. Trade paperback)

Cited in Taylor, William Cooper's Town, and in works on politics of New York -- especially treating the growth of the Democratic party and the career of Martin Van Buren.

This book has been contrasted to Fox's later book Yankees and Yorkers, in which he deemphasizes the "decline of the aristocracy". I may have seen this in Benson, Concept of Jacksonian Democracy, New York as a Test Case, which makes the Jacksonians out to be quite conservative, or Leonard L.Richards' Gentlemen of Property and Standing, which does somewhat the same thing, with a specific twist.


Fox, Dixon Ryan,Yankees and Yorkers (Port Washington 1940)

Frequently cited in Wyatt-Brown, Tappan (W-B calls it "neglected"), and Cross Burned Over District for the underlying theme of Yankee (New England) immigration into New York (the city in the case of Wyatt-Brown, and upstate in the case of Cross), and its impact on the culture.

See Fox: The Decline of Aristocracy...

Rutgers Library: DANA: F122.F78 1940a


Fredrickson, George M., The Black Image in the White Mind - The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 (Hanover, NH: Wesleyan U. Press, 1987 - orig 1971)

R.U.L.: E185.F836 1987

P: $2.50+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98


Fredrickson, George M., The comparative imagination : on the history of racism, nationalism, and social movements(Berkeley : U. California Press, c1997)

R.U.L: E185.61.F838 1997


George M. Fredrickson (ed), Helper, Hinton Rowan, The impending crisis of the South; how to meet it. (Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press of Harvard U. 1968.)

R.U.L.: E449.H483 1968

See Helper, Hinton; Fredrickson (ed), The impending crisis of the South


Fredrickson, George M., The inner Civil War; northern intellectuals and the crisis of the Union (New York, Harper & Row [1965])

R.U.L. E468.9.F83


Fredrickson, George M. (ed), William Lloyd Garrison, (Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1968])

R.U.L.: E449.F78


Freeling, William W. ed., The Nullification Era, A Documentary Record (Harper & Row [Torchbooks] 1967).


Freeling, William W., The Road to Disunion - Secessionists at Bay 1776-1854 (Oxford U. Press, 1990)


Freeling, William W., Prelude to Civil War - The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836 (Harper & Row [Torchbooks] 1968).

A good introduction, in about 400 pages, to the Nullification Crisis. It briefly presents the geographical, economic, and social background of South Carolina, and how these relate to the position the state was to assume as an extreme defender of slavery and disunion. It traces the crisis in which the state tried to nullify federal laws, and was faced down by Andrew Jackson with the aid of other unionists. Finally, it follows events as the state settled into a pattern of extreme reactiveness to the least threat, or perceived threat, against slavery, exemplified by the suppression of abolitionist materials in 1835-6.

With 9 pages of economic and demographic tables, and a useful 8-page bibliographic essay


Fries, Lisetta Adelaide, Records of the Moravians in North Carolina (Raleigh, NC, Edwards & Broughton, 1922-70).

Cited in Hinks, David Walker (p4), in the discussion of the anomolous state of slavery in North Carolina, particularly prior to 1830, and particularly in the Cape Fear area.


Frothingham, Paul Revere, Edward Everett, Orator and Statesman (Reissue - 1971 Port Washington NY, Kennikat Press; orig. issued 1925).


Fuller, Margaret; Miller, Perry, ed, Margaret Fuller, American Romantic : a Selection from her Writings and Correspondence, (Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1970, c1963.)


Fuller, Margaret; Fuller, Arthur B. ed, At home and Abroad ; or, Things and thoughts in America and Europe, (Boston : Roberts brothers, 1874) also (Boston, Crosby, Nichols and company; [etc., etc.] 1856)


Fuller, Margaret ed&tr; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Conversations with Goethe in the last years of his life / tr. from the German of Eckermann ; by S. M. Fuller. Imprint Boston : J. Munroe, 1852, c1839


Fuller, Margaret; Steele, Jeffery ed, The Essential Margaret Fuller, (New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1992.)


Fuller, Margaret; Hudspeth, Robert N. ed, The Letters of Margaret Fuller , (Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1983-)


Fuller, Margaret, Life Without and Life Within; or, Reviews, Narratives, Essays, and Poems, (Boston, Brown, Taggard, and Chase, c1859)


Fuller, Margaret, Literature and Art. (New York, Fowlers and Wells, 1852)


Fuller, Margaret; Howe, Julia Ward, Love-letters of Margaret Fuller, 1845-1846, (New York, Greenwood Press [1969])


Fuller, Margaret; Mitchell, Catherine C. ed, Margaret Fuller's New York Journalism : a Biographical Essay and Key Writings, (Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1995)


Fuller, Margaret, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, (Boston, Roberts brothers, 1874, c1859)


Fuller, Margaret; Reynolds, Larry J. ed, These Sad but Glorious Days : dispatches from Europe, 1846-1850, (New Haven : Yale University Press, c1991)


Fuller, Margaret; Smith, Susan Belasco ed, Summer on the lakes in 1843, (University of Illinois Press, c1991.)


Fuller, Margaret; Chevigny, Bell Gale ed, The Woman and the Myth : Margaret Fuller's Life and Writings, (Boston : Northeastern University Press, c1994)


Fuller, Margaret; Stern, Madeline B. ed, Woman in the nineteenth century, (Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, 1980) and (London, Clark 1845)


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