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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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Nash, Gary B., Class and society in early America (Englewood Cliffs, N. J., Prentice-Hall [1970])

Nash, Gary B., Forging freedom : the formation of Philadelphia's Black community, 1720-1840 (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1988)

Nash, Gary B., Freedom by degrees : emancipation in Pennsylvania and its aftermath / Gary B. Nash and Jean R. Soderlund. (New York : Oxford University Press, 1991)

Nash, Gary B., The great fear; race in the mind of America. Edited by Gary B. Nash [and] Richard Weiss. (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [c1970])

Nash, Gary B., The urban crucible : social change, political consciousness, and the origins of the American Revolution / Gary B. Nash. (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1979)

Cited in Gilje, Road to Mobocracy, p6, for the evolution away to a more individualistic society, away from the old corporate of "single-interest" ideal.

Nelson, Truman, ed , Documents of Upheaval - Selections from William Lloyd Garrison's THE LIBERATOR, 1831-1865 (Hill and Wang, New York, 1966):

"All the great questions of the day found utterance in the pages of The Liberator: Transcendentalism, the citizen's relation to the state, the right of resistance, the higher-law thesis, ... violence versus nonviolence, women's rights." (from Introduction, p.ix).

KEYWORDS: ownit, anti-slavery, journalism

Niven, John, John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union, A Biography (Lousiana State U. Press, 1988).

Niven, John, Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy (Louisiana State U. Press, 1973).

Niven, John, Salmon P. Chase, A Biography (Oxford U. Press 1995)

-, Notable American Women 1607 - 1950 (Cambridge, MA: Belnap Press, 1971).

Very useful 3-volume set, though I'm missing the 2nd volume.

Nuland, Sherwin B., Doctors, The Biography of Medicine (Alfred A. Knopf, NY 1988).

KEYWORDS: ownit; history:medicine

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