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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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Jackson, Donald, ed., Black Hawk, an Autobiography (U. of Illinois Press, 1990)


Jacobs, Harriet; Yellin, Jean Fagan, ed.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
(Cambridge, MA: Harvard U. Press, 1987)

This version (Cambridge 1987) says (p iv) that it "follows the first American edition (Boston, 1861)

There is another edition, "with an introduction by Valerie Smith" in the Schomburg series (New York : Oxford University Press, 1988)


Jakle, John A.,
Images of the Ohio Valley
(New York: Oxford U. Press, 1977)
P:5

From Preface: "deals with the early Ohio Valley landscape, not so much as it was, but more as it was thought to be. Place images are my primary concern, specifically the place images recorded by travelers ... between 1740 and 1860."


James, Bessie Rowland,
Anne Royal's U.S.A.,
(New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers U. Press, 1972)

Does a good job of tracking down old newspaper references to Anne Royall, and providing a lively and entertaining account, with quotes from Royall's hard-to-find books on nearly every page. Overall, I'd recommend it as a very useful book, though it persents several errors among the tidbits of background information, and makes a few speculative statements about what people were thinking, etc.


James, Marquis, The Life of Andrew Jackson (Bobbs-Merrill, 1938):

An old standby, easy to find in used book stores.


James, Marquis, The Raven, A Biography of Sam Houston (Chelsea House NY 1983 - American Statesmen Series)


Jay, John; Johnston, Henry P. (ed), The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, vol ii (1781-82), vol iii (1782-93), iv (1794-1826). (New York: Burt Franklin 1970; Orig ??)

P:$1.25+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98 (ii)

P:$2.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98 (iii, iv)


Jenkins, Stephen, The Old Boston Post Road, (New York, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1913)


Jervis, John B, The Reminiscences of John B. Jervis, Engineer of the Old Croton (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse U. Press 1971)


John, Richard R., Spreading the news: the American postal system from Franklin to Morse, (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995)


Johnson, Paul, The Birth of the Modern, World Society 1815 - 1830 (HarperCollins 1991)

In 1000 pages, covers this period in Europe, Asia, the Americas.


Johnson, Paul E., A Shopkeeper's Millennium; Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815 - 1837 (McGraw-Hill 1978,9)

R.U.L.: BV3775.R62J63 1978

Study of the sociology of Rochester in the time of its founding, the coming of the Erie Canal, and the revivalism that swept western New York especially in the late 1820s and early 1830s.

It deals largely in facts and numbers, and detailed block by block analyses of neighborhoods and professions, and how the people in them were effected by the revivals.

For all this it highly readable, and gives a clear narrative picture of the cultural conflict between middle-class shopkeepers, who tended to be swept up in revivalism, and a large component of the working class, who did not want to be reformed, and sometimes held to the anti-religious rationalism of Thomas Paine.


Johnson, Paul E., and Wilentz, Sean, The Kingdom of Matthias (Oxford U. Press, 1994).


Johnston, Johanna, ___<F.Trollope biography>____ (1979)

Biography of Frances Trollope, cited in the list 'trollope@europe.std.com' as "most enjoyable", and having a bibliography of her books. I don't have the title of the book at present.


Joline, Adrian, The Autograph Hunter and other Papers (Chicago 1907).

A piece called "Martin Van Buren, the Lawyer" is cited in Cole, MVB


Judd, Jacob, Correspondence of the Van Cortlandt Family of Cortlandt Manor (v4) 1815-1848.

Much of it is very lively, particularly correspondence to and from "the old general", Philip Van Cortland, in 1828 as he promotes Andrew Jackson for president.

Also contains 100 pages papers discovered since the previous volumes came out, from 1766-1811, and a second section (almost 200pp) of "business transactions" from 1754-1802.


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