Antebellum American culture : an interpretive anthology /
David Brion Davis.
University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.
xxiii, 471 p.
0271016469 (paper : alk. paper)
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University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.
0271016469 (paper : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Organization and Themes
Socialization and the Problem of Influencep. 1
The Art and Responsibilities of Family Governmentp. 9
The Discipline and Self-Discipline of the Youngp. 21
The Schoolroom as an Extended Familyp. 35
Advice on Self-Culture and Sexual Identityp. 67
Feminist Alternativesp. 85
Struggles Over Access to Wealth and Powerp. 99
"The Anxious Spirit of Gain"p. 105
Access to Landp. 129
The Changing Uses of Lawp. 145
"Improvements": Transportation and Corporationsp. 163
The Politics of Opportunityp. 183
The Fear of Sectional Exclusionp. 199
The Plight of Outsiders in an "Open Society"p. 209
The Protestant Establishmentp. 217
The Problem of Aborigines: Assimilation Versus Removalp. 231
The Discovery of Cultural Polaritiesp. 253
The Nonfreedom of "Free Blacks"p. 273
The Polarized South: Outsiders Insidep. 315
Ideals of Progress, Perfection, and Missionp. 345
Science, Machines, and Human Progressp. 353
Revivals, Holiness, and the American Conversion of the Worldp. 367
The Temperance Reformationp. 393
Abolitionism and Moral Progressp. 411
The Quest for New Social Harmoniesp. 441
Transcending Human History: Americans as "Pioneers of the World"p. 453
Chronology, 1820-1860p. 469
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