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|Daniel Walker Howe is a fine
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).
(or titles: 'M...', if no author is given)
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Part of the Tales of the Early Republic
John, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Days of Encounter, (Boston: Libble,
Brown and Co. 1984).
S., Frederick Douglass (W.W. Norton & Co., New York 1991):
KEYWORDS: ownit, us-south bio:Douglass,Frederick
Grant : A Biography
(New York : Norton, 1981)
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.
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
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"
ed. Dictionary of American Biography (Copyright, 1935 by American
Council of Learned Societies; published by Scribners, NY, 1943).
John; Peskin, Alvin (ed),
North Into Freedom: The Autobiography of John Malvin, Free Negro,
(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.
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
to excerpt in Jacksonian Miscellanies.
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/)
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
Harriet, Retrospective of Western Travel (orig. 1838):
Reprints: Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., New York 1969.
F., The Enlightenment in America (Oxford U. Press, 1976).
Jack, Channing, the Reluctant Radical; a Biography. (Boston, Little,
NYPL: Humanities-Gen Research Call # JFD 72-3009
P:1(Woodbrdg Lib, 1q98)
BIO:Channing, Wm. Ellery
Robert, The Politics of the Universe - Edward Beecher, Abolition, and
Orthodoxy (Nashville, Vanderbilt U., 1968)
Carol Poh & Wheeler, Robert,
Cleveland, A Concise History 1796-1990,
(Indiana U. Press, 1990)
Perry, The American Transcendentalists, their Prose and Poetry,
(Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1957.)
Perry, ed; Thoreau, Henry
David, Consciousness in Concord, (Boston, Houghton Mifflin,
R.U.L. (ALEX) PS3053.A26
Errand into the Wilderness, (Cambridge, The Belknap Press
of Harvard University Press, 1964.)
R.U.L. E169.1.M628 1956a
Short book of essays
Miller, Perry, Jonathan
Edwards, ([New York] W. Sloane Associates )
Perry, The Legal Mind in America: from Independence to the Civil
war, (Ithaca, N. Y. , Cornell University Press, 1969, c1962)
Perry, The Life of the Mind in America, from the Revolution to
the Civil War. (New York, Harcourt, Brace & World )
Margaret; Miller, Perry, ed, Margaret Fuller, American Romantic
: a Selection from her Writings and Correspondence, (Ithaca, N.Y.
: Cornell University Press, 1970, c1963.)
R.U.L. Camden, PS2502.M5 1970
Perry, The New England Mind: the Seventeenth Century, (Cambridge,
Harvard University Press, 1967.)
Perry, The New England mind: from Colony to Province, Cambridge,
Harvard University Press, 1968, c1953.
Perry, The Raven and the Whale; the war of words and wits in
the era of Poe and Melville, (New York, Harcourt, Brace )
Perry, ed; Edwards, Jonathan, The Works of Jonathan Edwards,
(New Haven : Yale University Press, 1957)
Betty L. Edmund Ruffin, A Biography (Bloomington: Indiana U.
Margaret; Mitchell, Catherine C. ed, Margaret Fuller's New York Journalism
: a Biographical Essay and Key Writings, (Knoxville : University of
Tennessee Press, c1995)
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
Eliot, Harrison Gray Otis, 1765-1848, The Urbane Federalist (Boston: Houghton
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.
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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