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Peppermint KingsA Rural American History

Peppermint Kings: A Rural American History

Dan Allosso

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300236828
eISBN:
9780300252620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236828.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This unconventional history relates the engaging and unusual stories of three families in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries whose involvement in the peppermint oil industry provides ... More

The Yellow Demon of FeverFighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Manuel Barcia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300215854
eISBN:
9780300252019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215854.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Yellow Demon of Fever unravels the story of the uninterrupted Atlantic struggle between humans and often terrifying and puzzling diseases, a struggle that generated a vast amount of information ... More

Growing Up with the CountryFamily, Race, and Nation after the Civil War

Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War

Kendra Taira Field

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300180527
eISBN:
9780300182286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180527.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Growing Up with the Country documents the migration of freedom’s first generation out of the South and into the West after the Civil War. A narrative history, the book traces three of the author’s ... More

Bloody EngagementsJohn R. Kelso's Civil War

Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War

John R. Kelso

Christopher Grasso (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300210965
eISBN:
9780300227772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210965.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book presents an edited edition of a Union soldier's remarkable memoir, offering a rare perspective on guerrilla warfare and on the larger meanings of the American Civil War. While tales of ... More

Self-Evident TruthsContesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War

Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War

Richard D. Brown

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300197112
eISBN:
9780300227628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197112.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In this broadly synthetic work, distinguished historian Richard Brown shows ... 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

The New AbolitionW. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

Gary Dorrien

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300205602
eISBN:
9780300216332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205602.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The black social gospel is wrongly and strangely overlooked. “Black social gospel” is the category that best describes Martin Luther King, Jr., his chief mentors, his closest movement allies, and the ... 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

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

Robert Morris's FollyThe Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder

Robert Morris's Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder

Ryan K. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300196047
eISBN:
9780300206975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196047.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1798 Robert Morris—“financier of the American Revolution,” confidant of George Washington, former U.S. senator—plunged from the peaks of wealth and prestige into debtors'prison and public ... More

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