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The Accidental DiaristA History of the Daily Planner in America

The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America

Molly A. McCarthy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226033211
eISBN:
9780226033495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033495.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of ... More

American CapitalsA Historical Geography

American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Christian Montès

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080482
eISBN:
9780226080512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book will be the first to offer a comprehensive study of American State capitals. Drawing from a historical geography perspective, it gives an insight into the complex processes leading to the ... More

Beyond RedemptionRace, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Carole Emberton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024271
eISBN:
9780226024301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024301.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the months after the end of the Civil War, there was one word on everyone’s lips: redemption. From the fiery language of Radical Republicans calling for a reconstruction of the former Confederacy ... More

Blackface NationRace, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Brian Roberts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451503
eISBN:
9780226451787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the United States transitioned from a rural nation to an urbanized, industrial giant between the War of 1812 and the early twentieth century, ordinary people struggled over the question of what it ... More

Capitalism Takes CommandThe Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451091
eISBN:
9780226977997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226977997.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Most scholarship on nineteenth-century America’s transformation into a market society has focused on consumption, romanticized visions of workers, and analysis of firms and factories. Building on but ... More

CitizenJane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Louise W. Knight

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This biography reveals Addams's early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In this book we observe a ... More

A City for ChildrenWomen, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Marta Gutman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book tells how women repurposed buildings to make California a better place for children. It starts during the Gold Rush in San Francisco and moves to Oakland, after the transcontinental ... More

City Water, City LifeWater and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago

Carl Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226022512
eISBN:
9780226022659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas, an embodiment ... More

The Coldest CrucibleArctic Exploration and American Culture

The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

Michael F. Robinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226721842
eISBN:
9780226721873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226721873.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the late 1800s, “Arctic Fever” swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of ... More

Evangelical GothamReligion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860

Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860

Kyle B. Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388144
eISBN:
9780226388281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At first glance, evangelical and Gotham seem like an odd pair. What does a movement of pious converts and reformers have to do with a city notoriously full of temptation and sin? This text argues ... More

A Hercules in the CradleWar, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Max M. Edling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A Hercules in the Cradle traces the evolution of United States central state capacity in the sphere of fiscal policy and public finance. It demonstrates how within merely a few years after ... More

History's BabelScholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Robert B. Townsend

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

From the late nineteenth century until World War II, competing spheres of professional identity and practice redrew the field of history, establishing fundamental differences between the roles of ... More

History's ShadowNative Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Steven Conn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Who were the Native Americans? Where did they come from and how long ago? Did they have a history, and would they have a future? Questions such as these dominated intellectual life in the United ... More

In the Watches of the NightLife in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930

Peter C. Baldwin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036021
eISBN:
9780226036038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036038.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Before skyscrapers and streetlights glowed at all hours, American cities fell into inky blackness with each setting of the sun. But over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, new ... More

Looking ForwardPrediction and Uncertainty in Modern America

Looking Forward: Prediction and Uncertainty in Modern America

Jamie L. Pietruska

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226475004
eISBN:
9780226509150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509150.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a history of forecasting in the United States from the 1860s to the 1920s that examines how methods of prediction and ideas about predictability changed as Americans reckoned with new ... More

The Making of Tocqueville'S AmericaLaw and Association in the Early United States

The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Kevin Butterfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is an exploration of the cultural meanings and legal consequences ascribed to the concept of individual, voluntary membership by the first generations of American citizens, between 1783 and ... More

Mapping the NationHistory and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Susan Schulten

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate ... More

Marking Modern TimesA History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life

Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life

Alexis McCrossen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226014869
eISBN:
9780226015057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015057.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The public spaces and buildings of the United States are home to many thousands of timepieces—bells, time balls, and clock faces—that tower over urban streets, peek out from lobbies, and gleam in ... More

Mastering IronThe Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Anne Kelly Knowles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Veins of iron run deep in the history of America. Iron making began almost as soon as European settlement, with the establishment of the first ironworks in colonial Massachusetts, yet it was Great ... More

National DutiesCustom Houses and the Making of the American State

National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State

Gautham Rao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367071
eISBN:
9780226367101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367101.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Why did Americans create a federal government after the American Revolution? How did this new government work? This book explores these questions by telling the story of federal customhouses in the ... More

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