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American Zion

American Zion

Eran Shalev

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186925
eISBN:
9780300188417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186925.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that pervaded political rhetoric. ... More

Amistad's OrphansAn Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Benjamin N Lawrance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The lives of six African children, ages nine to sixteen, were forever altered by the revolt aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their adult companions, all were captured in Africa and ... More

The Beecher Sisters

The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099270
eISBN:
9780300127638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a joint biography of the famous Beecher sisters, who lived and worked in nineteenth-century America. Daughters of the well-known evangelist Lyman Beecher, the three sisters, who were not ... More

Before L.A.Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894

Before L.A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894

David Samuel Torres-Rouff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300141238
eISBN:
9780300156621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141238.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book expands borderlands history by examining the past and original urban infrastructure of one of America's most prominent cities; its social, spatial, and racial divides and boundaries; and ... More

Borderlines in BorderlandsJames Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821

Borderlines in Borderlands: James Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821

J. C. A. Stagg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139051
eISBN:
9780300153286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139051.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In examining how the United States gained control over the northern borderlands of Spanish America, this work reassesses the diplomacy of President James Madison. Historians have assumed that ... More

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Calvin Schermerhorn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Businesses that financed, traded, and transported enslaved people chart the progress of nineteenth-century American capitalism more strikingly than any other enterprise. Drawing on history, ... More

The Exile's SongEdmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World

The Exile's Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World

Sally McKee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300221367
eISBN:
9780300224696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221367.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book chronicles the extraordinary story of African American composer Edmond Dede, raised in antebellum New Orleans, and his remarkable career in France. In 1855, Edmond Dede, a free black ... More

A Fragile FreedomAfrican American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City

A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125917
eISBN:
9780300145069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125917.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book describes the lives of African American women in the urban north during the early years of the republic. It investigates how African American women in Philadelphia journeyed from ... More

The Nation's CrucibleThe Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Peter Kastor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the circumstances in which the United States acquired Louisiana in 1803, and investigates the period from 1803 to 1808, when the Louisiana Purchase unleashed numerous, often ... More

Nature's NoblemenTransatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Monica Rico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the myth of the American West in the nineteenth century as a place for men to assert their masculinity by “roughing it” in the wilderness, and reveals how this myth played out in a ... More

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