A Companion to 19th-Century America

A Companion to 19th-Century America

Editor(s): William L. Barney

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631209850

Online ISBN: 9780470998472

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998472

About this Book

A Companion to 19th-Century America is an authoritative overview of current historiographical developments and major themes in the history of nineteenth-century America. Twenty-seven scholars, all specialists in their own thematic areas, examine the key debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological organization brings together the major time periods, politics, the Civil War, economy, and social and cultural history of the nineteenth century. Written with the general reader in mind, each essay surveys the historical research, the emerging concerns, and assesses the future direction of scholarship.


  • Complete coverage of all the major themes and current debates in nineteenth-century US history assessing the state of the scholarship and future concerns.
  • 24 original essays by leading experts in nineteenth-century American history complete with up-to-date bibliographies.
  • Chronological and thematic organization covers both traditional and contemporary fields of research - politics, periods, economy, class formation, ethnicity, gender roles, regions, culture and ideas.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Politics and Public Life

  2. Part II: Foreign Relations

  3. Part III: The Economy and Class Formations

  4. Part IV: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

  5. Part V: Regional Perspectives

  6. Part VI: Cultures and Ideas

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