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History, Am.: 19th C.



link to catalog page, Making Race, Making Power

Making Race, Making Power

North Carolina's Road to Disfranchisement

Author: Kent Redding
Pub Date: July 2003

The how, why, and when of black disfranchisement in the American South   learn more...

link to catalog page, Morality and the Mail in Nineteenth-Century America Author: Wayne E. Fuller
Pub Date: April 2003

The story of the evangelical Protestants' fears of and struggles against the changes in American society engendered by the postal innovations that created a communication revolution in nineteenth century America.   learn more...

link to catalog page PASSET, Sex Radicals and the Quest for Women's Equality Author: Joanne E. Passet
Pub Date: March 2003

The book is about nineteenth-century women and men who believed in and fought for women's social and economic equality and the right to reproductive choice   learn more...

link to catalog page EPSTEIN, Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Black Folk Music to the Civil War

Author: Dena J. Epstein
Pub Date: September 2003

Classic study of black slave music in America   learn more...

link to catalog page GUTMAN, Slavery and the Numbers Game

Slavery and the Numbers Game

A Critique of Time on the Cross

Author: Herbert G. Gutman
Pub Date: September 2003

A brilliant contribution to continuing debates about slavery and slave consciousness in pre-Civil War America   learn more...

link to catalog page MATHES, The Standing Bear Controversy

The Standing Bear Controversy

Prelude to Indian Reform

Author: Valerie Sherer Mathes and Richard Lowitt
Pub Date: September 2003

The first full length study of the Standing Bear trial and its concequences on the larger American and Native American societies: the rise of the organized humanitarian reform movement, changes in the administration of Indian affairs, and the passage of the General Allotment Act of 1887.   learn more...

link to catalog page CHA-JUA, America's First Black Town

America's First Black Town

Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915

Author: Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Pub Date: 2002

The courageous story of the first all-Black free town in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page KECKLEY, Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln; or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Author: Elizabeth Keckley
Pub Date: January 2002

A slave, friend and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln, and a proprietor with more than twenty employees of her own tells her tale   learn more...

link to catalog page KEATING, Building Chicago

Building Chicago

Suburban Developers and the Creation of a Divided Metropolis

Author: Ann Durkin Keating
Pub Date: April 2002

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link to catalog page SLOBIN, Chosen Voices

Chosen Voices

The Story of the American Cantorate

Author: Mark Slobin
Pub Date: 2002

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