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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

New York RecenteredBuilding the Metropolis from the Shore

New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Kara Murphy Schlichting

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers a new model for understanding the invention of metropolitan New York during the city’s unprecedented expansion between 1840 and 1940. By broadening the definition of planning and ... More

The Passage to CosmosAlexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America

The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America

Laura Dassow Walls

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226871820
eISBN:
9780226871844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871844.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Explorer, scientist, writer, and humanist, Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous intellectual of the age that began with Napoleon and ended with Darwin. With Cosmos, the book that crowned his ... More

The Postal AgeThe Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America

The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America

David M. Henkin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327204
eISBN:
9780226327228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327228.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans commonly recognize television, e-mail, and instant messaging as agents of pervasive cultural change. But many of us may not realize that what we now call snail mail was once just as ... More

Puritan Spirits in the Abolitionist Imagination

Puritan Spirits in the Abolitionist Imagination

Kenyon Gradert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226694023
eISBN:
9780226694160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694160.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Puritans of popular memory are dour figures, characterized by humorless toil at best and witch trials at worst. Calling someone a Puritan is an insult reserved for prudes, prigs, or oppressors. ... More

The Republic AfloatLaw, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America

The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America

Matthew Taylor Raffety

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924007
eISBN:
9780226924014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924014.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the years before the Civil War, many Americans saw the sea as a world apart, an often violent and insular culture governed by its own definitions of honor and ruled by its own authorities. The ... More

The Rights of the DefenselessProtecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Susan J. Pearson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1877, the American Humane Society was formed as the national organization for animal and child protection. Thirty years later, there were 354 anticruelty organizations chartered in the United ... More

Riotous FleshWomen, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

April R. Haynes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Riotous Flesh establishes women’s agency in developing a new sexual consensus across the antebellum north between 1830 and 1860. That ideology held that “the solitary vice” (masturbation) was both ... More

The Roots of RadicalismTradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements

The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements

Craig Calhoun

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226090849
eISBN:
9780226090870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090870.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The story of the rise of radicalism in the early nineteenth century has often been simplified into a fable about progressive social change. The diverse social movements of the era—religious, ... More

Rum ManiacsAlcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Matthew Warner Osborn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Rum Maniacs traces how alcoholic insanity became a subject of medical interest, social controversy, and perverse fascination in the early American republic. At the heart of that story is the history ... More

Sacred RelicsPieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Teresa Barnett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the range of things from the past that nineteenth-century Americans called relics—the objects and part objects that were collected solely because they had been associated with a ... More

The Sangamo FrontierHistory and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Robert Mazrim

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois' Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state ... More

The Science of DeceptionPsychology and Commerce in America

The Science of Deception: Psychology and Commerce in America

Michael Pettit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923741
eISBN:
9780226923758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923758.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans were fascinated with fraud. P. T. Barnum artfully exploited the American yen for deception, and even Mark Twain championed it, ... More

Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Gretchen Soderlund

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021362
eISBN:
9780226021676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226021676.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the first half of the nineteenth century, the penny presses of the industrial East treated brothels as a mundane, if annoying, aspect of city life. But later in the century, reformers and ... More

The Skull CollectorsRace, Science, and America's Unburied Dead

The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead

Ann Fabian

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226233482
eISBN:
9780226233499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233499.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the collection of brains and skulls in America. It discusses the work of Ales Hrdlicka, who struggled with the intellectual legacy of Samuel George Morton, and Dr. E. Anthony ... More

Slaves Waiting for SaleAbolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Maurie D. McInnis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series ... More

Steam CityRailroads, Urban Space, and Corporate Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore

Steam City: Railroads, Urban Space, and Corporate Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore

David Schley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226720258
eISBN:
9780226720395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720395.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Historians have identified nineteenth-century railroads as both the engines of and models for industrial, corporate capitalism, but at the dawn of the railroad age, a very different vision prevailed. ... More

Theaters of MadnessInsane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Benjamin Reiss

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the mid-1800s, a utopian movement to rehabilitate the insane resulted in a wave of publicly funded asylums—many of which became unexpected centers of cultural activity. Housed in magnificent ... More

Urban LowlandsA History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning

Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning

Steven T. Moga

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226710532
eISBN:
9780226710679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226710679.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Ideas of neighborhood and community animate the study of the American city. Urban Lowlands is a comparative history of four low-lying neighborhoods: Harlem Flats in New York City; Black Bottom in ... More

War StoriesSuffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North

War Stories: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North

Frances M. Clarke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226108629
eISBN:
9780226108643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108643.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The American Civil War is often seen as the first modern war, not least because of its immense suffering. Yet unlike later conflicts, it did not produce an outpouring of disillusionment or cynicism, ... More

Women's Work?American Schoolteachers, 1650–1920

Women's Work?: American Schoolteachers, 1650–1920

Joel Perlmann and Robert A. Margo

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660394
eISBN:
9780226660417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660417.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

American schoolteaching is one of few occupations to have undergone a thorough gender shift yet previous explanations have neglected a key feature of the transition: its regional character. By the ... More

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