By William Barney
A better half to 19th-Century America is an authoritative evaluation of present historiographical advancements and significant topics within the historical past of nineteenth-century the US. Twenty-seven students, all experts of their personal thematic parts, learn the main debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological association brings jointly the foremost time classes, politics, the Civil warfare, economic system, and social and cultural heritage of the 19th century. Written with the final reader in brain, every one essay surveys the ancient study, the rising matters, and assesses the long run path of scholarship.
- Complete insurance of all of the significant subject matters and present debates in nineteenth-century US historical past assessing the nation of the scholarship and destiny matters.
- 24 unique essays through top specialists in nineteenth-century American background whole with up to date bibliographies.
- Chronological and thematic association covers either conventional and modern fields of analysis - politics, classes, financial system, type formation, ethnicity, gender roles, areas, tradition and ideas.
Chapter One Early nationwide Politics and gear, 1800–1824 (pages 5–18): Robert M. S. McDonald
Chapter The Jacksonian period, 1825–1844 (pages 19–32): Jonathan Atkins
Chapter 3 The Sectionalization of Politics, 1845–1860 (pages 33–46): John Ashworth
Chapter 4 Civil struggle and Reconstruction, 1861–1877 (pages 47–60): Vernon Burton
Chapter 5 The Gilded Age, 1878–1900 (pages 61–72): Robert W. Cherny and William L. Barney
Chapter Six American legislation within the 19th Century (pages 73–85): John E. Semonche
Chapter Seven American growth, 1800–1867 (pages 89–103): John M. Belohlavek
Chapter 8 the worldwide Emergence of the us, 1867–1900 (pages 104–117): Eric Rauchway
Chapter 9 The Emergence of a industry financial system sooner than 1860 (pages 119–138): Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. Gallman
Chapter Ten Industrialization and the increase of firms, 1860–1900 (pages 139–151): David B. Sicilia
Chapter 11 Urbanization (pages 152–163): Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Chapter Twelve the advance of the operating periods (pages 164–177): Kevin Kenny
Chapter 13 The Evolution of the center type (pages 178–191): Cindy S. Aron
Chapter Fourteen African americans (pages 193–208): Donald R. Wright
Chapter Fifteen Native?American heritage (pages 209–222): Michael D. eco-friendly and Theda Perdue
Chapter 16 Gender and the altering Roles of ladies (pages 223–237): Laura F. Edwards
Chapter Seventeen Immigration and Ethnicity (pages 238–254): Nora Faires
Chapter Eighteen The South: From previous to New (pages 255–271): Stephen W. Berry
Chapter Nineteen the center West (pages 272–285): Andrew R. L. Cayton
Chapter Twenty The Relational West (pages 286–300): Molly P. Rozum
Chapter Twenty?One The Communications Revolution and pop culture (pages 301–316): David Hochfelder
Chapter Twenty?Two studying American faith (pages 317–333): Catherine A. Brekus
Chapter Twenty?Three technological know-how and know-how (pages 334–344): Alan I. Marcus
Chapter Twenty?Four A History/Historiography of Representations of the United States (pages 345–358): Barbara Groseclose
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The Age of Egalitarianism'' would be a more appropriate term, he suggested, for it would direct historians to ``account for the transformation from the aristocratic liberal republic of the early nineteenth century to the populistic egalitarian democracy of the mid-nineteenth century'' (Benson, 1961: 337). The Concept of Jacksonian Democracy was quickly recognized as a pioneering work in the ``new political history,'' which came to refer to studies like Benson's that approached past politics with a heavy reliance on social science methodology and theory.
Utilizing the quantitative and statistical techniques employed by the new social history, Benson presented a close analysis of politics in New York between 1815 and 1844 that reaffirmed Hofstadter's and Hammond's emphasis on the similarities between the Whig and Democratic parties, though he acknowledged that the parties' policies reflected ``competing concepts'' of ``positive versus negative liberalism'' (Benson, 1961: 86). Yet Benson went beyond previous scholars by asking who voted for whom?
New York: Oxford University Press. A Companion to 19th-Century America Edited by William L. Barney Copyright © 2001 Blackwell Publishers Ltd CHAPTER THREE The Sectionalization of Politics, 1845±1860 JOHN ASHWORTH E VEN the most cursory examination of American politics in 1860±1 reveals a dramatic change of agenda from the mid-1840s. In effect an inversion had taken place. Where in the earlier decade, sectional questions had been present, but had been subordinate to the party questions which had for a dozen years divided Whig and Democrat, by the time of the election of 1860 sectional tensions had eclipsed the older party issues and were indeed about to plunge the nation into the carnage that was the American Civil War.
A Companion to 19th-Century America by William Barney