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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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McAleer, John, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Days of Encounter, (Boston: Libble, Brown and Co. 1984).


McFeely, William S., Frederick Douglass (W.W. Norton & Co., New York 1991):

KEYWORDS: ownit, us-south bio:Douglass,Frederick


McFeely, William S.,
Grant : A Biography
(New York : Norton, 1981)


McKay, Richard C., South Street, A Maritime History of New York (NY: Haskell House, 1971; Orig: 1934).

P:$5.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98

R.U.L: HE767.N5M3 1969

Shipbuilding, merchants, much lively detail. About 50 illustrations.


McManus, Edgar J., A History of Negro Slavery in New York (Syracuse NY 1966)

"New York ranked 6th in the US in number of slaves" (footnote p13, Cole, MVB).


MacMath, Fiona, The Faith of Samuel Johnson, an Anthology of his Spiritual and Moral Writings and conversation (London: Mowbray 1990)

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

Part of a series "Christian Lives"


Malone, Dumas, ed. Dictionary of American Biography (Copyright, 1935 by American Council of Learned Societies; published by Scribners, NY, 1943).


Malvin, John; Peskin, Alvin (ed),
North Into Freedom: The Autobiography of John Malvin, Free Negro, 1795-1800,
(Cleveland, OH: Western Reserve Historical Society 1996)


Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848

Served in the British navy; retired in 1830 and took up writing. Most of his books were didactic adventure novels (mostly at sea) written for young boys.


Marryat, Frederick, A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions (London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1839; also New York, Knopf, 1962)

R.U.L.:  E165.M362 1829d v.1-3 (apparently miscatalogued; published 1839, not 1829); 1962 Knopf: E165.M373

Link to excerpt in Jacksonian Miscellanies.


Marryat, Frederick, Masterman Ready, or, The wreck of the Pacific, (New York : D. Appleton ; Philadelphia : G. Appleton, 1846; my copy - London: Bloomsbury 1994)

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

R.U.L: PR4977.M28 1846

Link to excerpt in Jacksonian Miscellanies.

Also downloadable for free, in full from Project Gutenberg (http://www.promo.net/pg/)


Martineau, Harriet, Society in America (original-1837):

An analytical critique of American society by an independent Englishwoman of means, and of very democratic views (but aristocratic tastes).

Under headings such as: Politics; Parties; Apparatus of Government; Morals of Politics (..Newspapers, Apathy in Citizenship, ..., Sectional Prejudice, Citizenship of People of Colour, Political Non-existence of Women); Economy; Agriculture; Morals of Economy (...of slavery, ... of Manufactures, ... of Commerce); Civilization; Idea of Honour (Caste, Property, Intercourse); Women; ... Religion; Spirit of Religion; Administration of Religion.


Martineau, Harriet, Retrospective of Western Travel (orig. 1838):

Reprints: Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., New York 1969.


May, Henry F., The Enlightenment in America (Oxford U. Press, 1976).


Mendelsohn, Jack, Channing, the Reluctant Radical; a Biography. (Boston, Little, Brown 1971)

NYPL: Humanities-Gen Research Call # JFD 72-3009

P:1(Woodbrdg Lib, 1q98)

BIO:Channing, Wm. Ellery


Merideth, Robert, The Politics of the Universe - Edward Beecher, Abolition, and Orthodoxy (Nashville, Vanderbilt U., 1968)


Miller, Carol Poh & Wheeler, Robert,
Cleveland, A Concise History 1796-1990,
(Indiana U. Press, 1990)


Miller, Perry, The American Transcendentalists, their Prose and Poetry, (Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1957.)


Miller, Perry, ed; Thoreau, Henry David, Consciousness in Concord, (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1958.


Miller, Perry, Errand into the Wilderness, (Cambridge, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964.)


Miller, Perry, Jonathan Edwards, ([New York] W. Sloane Associates [1949])


Miller, Perry, The Legal Mind in America: from Independence to the Civil war, (Ithaca, N. Y. , Cornell University Press, 1969, c1962)


Miller, Perry, The Life of the Mind in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War. (New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1965])


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


Miller, Perry, The New England Mind: the Seventeenth Century, (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1967.)


Miller, Perry, The New England mind: from Colony to Province, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1968, c1953.


Miller, Perry, The Raven and the Whale; the war of words and wits in the era of Poe and Melville, (New York, Harcourt, Brace [1956])


Miller, Perry, ed; Edwards, Jonathan, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1957)


Mitchell, Betty L. Edmund Ruffin, A Biography (Bloomington: Indiana U. Press 1981)


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


Mitchell, Donald Grant, Reveries of a Bachelor, or A Book of the Heart, (New York: Wm. L. Allison, 1850)

See Jacksonian Miscellanies #51, which quotes a critical view from Ann Dougles' Feminization of American Culture, and provides a substantial excerpt.


Morison, Samuel Eliot, Harrison Gray Otis, 1765-1848, The Urbane Federalist (Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1969)

Still a classic; actually an abridgement of Morison's 1913 work, which he made 55 years later due to the continuing popularity of the original.

Contains several dozen illustrations of family and friends, Boston scenes and architecture, political cartoons, the Hartford State House at the time of the Hartford Convention, etc.


Mott, Frank Luther, American Journalism: A History of Newspapers in the United States Through the 260 years: 1690 to 1950 (New York: Macmillin, revised edition, 1950).


Mott, Frank Luther, Golden Multitudes - The Story of Best Sellers in the United States (New York: Macmillin, 1947).



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