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Bosom FriendsThe Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Thomas J. Balcerski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The friendship of the bachelor politicians James Buchanan (1791–1868) of Pennsylvania and William Rufus King (1786–1853) of Alabama has excited much speculation through the years. Why did neither one ... More

Empires of the SensesBodily Encounters in Imperial India and the Philippines

Empires of the Senses: Bodily Encounters in Imperial India and the Philippines

Andrew J. Rotter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190924706
eISBN:
9780190924737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924706.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, American History: 19th Century

This book offers a sensory history of the British in India from the formal imposition of their rule to its end and the Americans in the Philippines from annexation to independence. A social and ... More

The Chinese LadyAfong Moy in Early America

The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America

Nancy E. Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190645236
eISBN:
9780190937270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645236.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This book encompasses the life of Afong Moy, the first known Chinese female sojourner in America. Brought to this country by American merchants in 1834, she traveled the country on bound feet as an ... More

Slavery and Class in the American SouthA Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865

Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865

William L. Andrews

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190908386
eISBN:
9780190935849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908386.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

In this study of an entire generation of slave narrators, more than sixty mid-nineteenth-century narratives reveal how work, family, skills, and connections made for social and economic differences ... More

Unredeemed LandAn Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Erin Stewart Mauldin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

An important reconsideration of the Civil War’s role in southern history, Unredeemed Land examines the ways that military conflict and emancipation reconfigured the landscape of the rural South, and ... More

Looming Civil WarHow Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

Jason Phillips

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190868161
eISBN:
9780190908416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868161.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Military History

This work explains how American prophecies and forecasts of the Civil War formed, spread, and affected the war’s outbreak, conduct, meaning, and memory. It identifies two temporalities in ... More

Object LessonsHow Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World

Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World

Sarah Anne Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190225032
eISBN:
9780190908317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225032.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World examines the ways material things—objects and pictures—were used to reason about moral issues, the ... More

A Dream of the FutureRace, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Nathan Cardon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

A Dream of the Future examines how southerners at the end of the nineteenth century worked through the major questions facing a nation undergoing profound change. In an age of empire and industry, ... More

Consuming IdentitiesVisual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Amy DeFalco Lippert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190268978
eISBN:
9780190877026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268978.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Along with the rapid expansion of the market economy and industrial production methods, innovations including photography, lithography, and steam printing created a pictorial revolution in the ... More

Litigating Across the Color LineCivil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights

Litigating Across the Color Line: Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights

Melissa Milewski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190249182
eISBN:
9780190249212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249182.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

From 1865 to 1950, when the financial futures of their families were on the line, black litigants throughout the South took on white southerners in civil suits. In almost a thousand civil cases ... More

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