Jacksonian Miscellanies, #25: August 12, 1997

Topic: Retrospective - Part II, issues 14-23

Copyright by the editor, Hal Morris, Secaucus, NJ 1997. Permission is granted to copy, but not for sale, nor in multiple copies, except by permission.

Jacksonian Miscellanies is a weekly (biweekly in the summer) email newsletter which presents short (typically chapter-length) documents from the United States' Jacksonian Era, with a minimum of commentary. Anyone can receive it for free by sending to hal@panix.com a message with

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Jacksonian Miscellanies can also be read at http://www.panix.com/~hal/jmisc. The WWW version is augmented with much biographical, bibliographical, and other information.

Please direct responses to hal@panix.com, even though you may receive Jacksonian Miscellanies by way of a mailing list. That way I am more certain to read them, and perhaps, with your permission, post useful excerpts in a later issue.

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Starting with the August 26 issue, JM will be weekly again, and "summer reruns" will be over too.

I'd like to start out with something I may call "Whiggish Medley - Selections from The New Orleans Book; published shortly after the 1849 "Gold Rush" began, as can be guessed by the editor's avowed wish to disprove the idea that New Orleans is "a kind of half-way house between civilization and California".

I'd appreciate hearing comments on which of the following seem particularly interesting, and why (including what you know, if anything, about the author). I may want to use your comments, so please let me know whether you mind my doing so; if you do mind, I won't.         Thanks, Hal Morris, editor

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Due to many schedule disruptions, this and the previous issue consist of excerpts from past issues.

I hope it is useful as a set of "highlights", or to serve as a guide to the archived back issues on the web page (http://www.panix.com/~/hal/jmisc)

Issue #14: April 15, 1997 (Trains, Stages, Canal and Steam Boats)

Issue #15: April 22, 1997 (First Book of History for Children and Youth, by 'Peter Parley')

Issue #16: April 29, 1997 (The Arminianization of Granville Moody)

Issue #17: May 6, 1997 (Cyrus Hamlin, Bowdoin Class of '34)

Issue #18: May 13, 1997 ("The News" in the Wake of the Hayne-Webster Debate)

Issue #19: May 20, 1997 (Building Revivals and Steam Engines at Bowdoin)

Issue #20: June 3, 1997 (Parton on Horace Greeley's Apprenticeship)

Issue #21: June 17, 1997 (Home Economics and the Millennium)

Issue #22: July 1, 1997 (What We Did on the 4th of July)

Issue #23: July 15, 1997 (More Domestic Economy (Catharine Beecher))

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