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America's First Great DepressionEconomic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Alasdair Roberts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For a while, it seemed impossible to lose money on real estate. But then the bubble burst. The financial sector was paralyzed and the economy contracted. State and federal governments struggled to ... More

The Angola HorrorThe 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Charity Vogel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 18, 1867, an eastbound New York Express train derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York. The last two ... More

Christian ImperialismConverting the World in the Early American Republic

Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic

Emily Conroy-Krutz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453533
eISBN:
9781501701047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453533.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1812, eight American missionaries, under the direction of the recently formed American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, sailed from the United States to South Asia. The reason for the ... More

The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is the autobiography written by the naturalist educator Anna Botsford Comstock about her life and that of her husband, the entomologist John Henry Comstock—both prominent figures in the ... More

Engineering PhiladelphiaThe Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Domenic Vitiello

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450112
eISBN:
9780801469749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450112.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sellers brothers, Samuel and George, came to North America in 1682 as part of the Quaker migration to William Penn's new province on the shores of the Delaware River. Across more than two ... More

Follies in AmericaA History of Garden and Park Architecture

Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture

Kerry Dean Carso

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755934
eISBN:
9781501755941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755934.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines historicized garden buildings, known as “follies,” from the nation's founding through the American centennial celebration in 1876. In a period of increasing nationalism, follies — ... More

Follow the FlagA History of the Wabash Railroad Company

Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad Company

H. Roger Grant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747779
eISBN:
9781501747793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers a history of the Wabash Railroad Company, a once-vital interregional carrier. Like most major American carriers, the Wabash grew out of an assortment of small firms. Thanks in part ... More

For God and GlobeChristian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Michael G. Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. It explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists ... More

Freedom IncorporatedAnticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Colleen Woods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749131
eISBN:
9781501749155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749131.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book demonstrates how anticommunist political projects were critical to the United States' expanding imperial power in the age of decolonization, and how anticommunism was essential to the ... More

The Gathering StormEduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty and Chile's Cold War

The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei's Revolution in Liberty and Chile's Cold War

Sebastián Hurtado-Torres

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747182
eISBN:
9781501747205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747182.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This novel take on diplomatic history examines the involvement of the United States in Chile during the Eduardo Frei administration (1964–1970) and shows how the engagement between the two nations ... More

Memories of WarVisiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Thomas A. Chambers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Even in the midst of the Civil War, its battlefields were being dedicated as hallowed ground. Today, those sites are among the most visited places in the United States. In contrast, the battlegrounds ... More

Mere EqualsThe Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Lucia McMahon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book narrates a story about how a generation of young women who enjoyed access to new educational opportunities made sense of their individual and social identities in an American nation marked ... More

Moral CommerceQuakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

Julie L. Holcomb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801452086
eISBN:
9781501706073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How can the simple choice of a men's suit be a moral statement and a political act? When the suit is made of free-labor wool rather than slave-grown cotton. This book traces the genealogy of the ... More

A New Moral VisionGender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Andrea L. Turpin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores how the entrance of women into US colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways, and in turn shaped ... More

Northern Men with Southern LoyaltiesThe Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Michael Todd Landis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the decade before the Civil War, Northern Democrats, although they ostensibly represented antislavery and free-state constituencies, made possible the passage of such proslavery legislation as the ... More

Principles in PowerLatin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Vanessa Walker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the relationship between policy makers and nongovernment advocates in Latin America and the U.S. government in order to explain the rise of anti-interventionist human rights ... More

Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal IslesAmericans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

Nancy Shoemaker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740343
eISBN:
9781501740350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740343.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book shows that the aspirations of individual Americans to be recognized as people worthy of others' respect was a driving force in the global extension of U.S. influence shortly after the ... More

Sanctified LandscapeWriters, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

David Schuyler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Hudson River Valley was the first iconic American landscape. Beginning as early as the 1820s, artists and writers found new ways of thinking about the human relationship with the natural world ... More

Scientific AmericansInvention, Technology, and National Identity

Scientific Americans: Invention, Technology, and National Identity

Susan Branson

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760914
eISBN:
9781501760921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760914.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the place of science and technology in American efforts to achieve cultural independence from Europe and America's nation building in the early republic and antebellum eras. This ... More

The Soul of PleasureSentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

David Monod

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as this book demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home was not ... More

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