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4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War

4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0004
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The slave trade shaped American history. By 1860, nearly 90 percent of African Americans living in America were slaves. ‘1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War’ considers the importance of ... More
2. Freedom’s ferment, 1750–1848

2. Freedom’s ferment, 1750–1848  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
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10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0003
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9780199328338
‘Freedom's ferment, 1750–1848’ asks what slavery meant for women, white and black. What would it take to win the freedom of both slaves and women, and who would plead their cause? It ... More
3. The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920

3. The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0004
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9780199328338
‘The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920’ outlines the pressing issues of American life from the Civil War through to World War I. The activism of women such as Ida Wells-Barnet describes ... More
3. 1789–1850: The promise and perils of nationhood

3. 1789–1850: The promise and perils of nationhood  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0003
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chapter
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9780195389142
The beginnings of nationhood were likely to be tough. Freedom also brought social and economic changes, reformist enthusiasm, religious fever, and cultural creativity. ‘1789–1850: The ... More
5. 1866–1900: Industrialization and its consequences

5. 1866–1900: Industrialization and its consequences  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0005
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9780195389142
Industrialization sparked a series of social changes as people poured into the cities. The new capitalist elite flaunted its wealth and political might, and class divisions increased. ... More
2. Mass culture and mass politics, 1800–1860

2. Mass culture and mass politics, 1800–1860  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0003
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9780190200589
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the framers of the Constitution confronted the task of forging a new national identity. “Mass culture and mass politics, 1800–1860” describes a ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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book
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9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More

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