The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History
Edited by: Christopher Bates
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Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-8126-3
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|Information: 1488pp. Four volumes; topic finder; maps; essays; sidebars; illustrations; chronologies; primary documents; glossary; bibliographies.
Publication Date: August 2010.
Description: This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary, illustrated encyclopedia covers in depth one of the most colorful and eventful periods in U.S. history--the eight decades from the end of the American Revolution to the eve of the Civil War. The set supports many themes and topics within U.S. history standards for Era 3 and Era 4.
Hundreds of authoritative, signed articles provide accessible coverage of the ongoing struggles of the fledgling nation, including the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights; the War of 1812 and the burning of Washington; the Indian Wars and the Trail of Tears; the California Gold Rush; the rise of abolitionists and the Underground Railroad; and much more.
The Early Republic and Antebellum America enables students to consider multiple historical perspectives, compare and contrast differing sets of ideas, and explain historical continuity and change. A topic finder, photos, chronologies, primary documents, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and index add to the set's usefulness.
List of Sidebars
Politics and Political Culture
Economy and Economic Policy
The Road to Civil War
Abolitionist and Antislavery Movements; Adams, Abigail; Adams, John; Adams, John Quincy; Adams-Onis Treaty (1819); African Colonization; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; Aging and the Elderly; Agriculture; Alamo, Battle of the; Alcohol and Temperance; Alien and Sedition Acts (1798); Amistad Incident; Anthony, Susan B.; Anti-Federalists; Anti-Masonic Party; Architecture; Army, U.S.; Army Corps of Engineers, U.S.; Aroostook War; Art, Fine; Art, Folk; Asbury, Francis; Ashley, William Henry; Astor, John Jacob; Astor Place Riot; Atchison, David Rice; Atlanta, Georgia; Audubon, John James; Austin, Stephen F.
Baltimore, Maryland; Bancroft, George; Bank of the United States; Bankruptcy and Insolvency; Banks and Banking; Banneker, Benjamin; Baptists; Barbary Wars; Barnum, P.T.; Beecher, Catharine; Beecher, Henry Ward; Bennett, James Gordon; Benton, Thomas Hart; Bible; Bill of Rights; Birney, James Gillespie; Birth and Childbearing; Black Hawk War; Blackwell, Elizabeth; Bleeding Kansas; Boone, Daniel; Booth, Edwin; Boston, Massachusetts; Breckinridge, John C.; British Americans; Brook Farm; Brown, Charles Brockden; Brown, John; Bryant, William Cullen; Buchanan, James; Buffalo, New York; Bulfinch, Charles; Buntline, Ned; Burns, Anthony; Burr, Aaron
Cabinet, Presidential; Calhoun, John C.; California; Canada, Relations with; Canals; Caroline Affair; Carson, Kit; Cass, Lewis; Catholicism; Channing, William Ellery; Charity and Philanthropy; Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837); Charleston, South Carolina; Chase (Samuel), Impeachment of; Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831); Chicago, Illinois; Children and Child Rearing; China, Relations with; Chinese Americans; Chisholm v. Georgia (1793); Christiana Riot; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cities and Urban Life; Clay, Henry; Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (1850); Clinton, George; Clocks and Clock Manufacturing; Clothing and Fashion; Coal; Cole, Thomas; Colt, Samuel; Columbia University; Compromise of 1850; Congregationalists; Congress, U.S.; Constitution, U.S.; Constitutions, State; Convention of 1818; Cooper, James Fenimore; Corn; Corporations; Cotton; Creoles; Crimean War, Impact of; Crittenden Compromise (1860); Crockett, Davy; Cuba, Relations with
Dance and Dancing; Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819); Davis, Jefferson; Death and Dying; Decatur, Stephen; Deere, John; Delany, Martin R.; Democratic Party; Democratic-Republican Party; Disciples of Christ; Dix, Dorothea; Donner Party; Dorr Rebellion; Douglas, Stephen A.; Douglass, Frederick; Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857); Dueling; Dwight, Timothy
Eaton, Peggy; Education and Schools; Election of 1796; Election of 1800; Election of 1824; Election of 1828; Election of 1840; Election of 1860; Elliott, Jesse Duncan; Embargo Act (1807); Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Entrepreneurs; Environment and Nature, Views of; Epidemics; Episcopalians; Erie Canal; Everett, Edward
Federalist Party; Female Reform Movement; Filibustering; Fillmore, Millard; Finney, Charles Grandison; Fishing; Fletcher v. Peck (1810); Food and Diet; Forrest, Edwin; Fort Sumter, Attack on; Forty-Eighters; Foster, Stephen; Fourierism; France, Relations with; Franklin Institute; Fraternal Societies; Free Blacks, Business and Economy; Free Blacks, Life and Culture; Free Soil Movement and Party; Freemasonry; Freeport Doctrine; Fremont, John C.; French Americans; French Revolution, Impact of; Freneau, Philip; Fries's Rebellion; Fugitive Slave Laws (1793 and 1850); Fuller, Margaret; Fulton, Robert; Fur Trade; Furniture and Furnishings
Gabriel's Rebellion; Gadsden Purchase (1853); Gag Rule; Gallatin, Albert; Gambling; Games and Toys; Garrison, William Lloyd; Gender Roles; Genet Affair; German Americans; Gibbons v. Ogden (1824); Gottschalk, Louis Moreau; Graham, Sylvester; Great Britain, Relations with; Great Lakes; Great Migration; Great Plains; Greeley, Horace; Greenough, Horatio; Grimk, Sarah, and Angelina Grimke; Guns and Weapons
Haitian Revolution, Impact of; Hale, John Parker; Hamilton, Alexander; Harpers Ferry Raid; Harrison, William Henry; Hartford Convention; Harvard University; Hawthorne, Nathaniel; Hemp; Hewlett, James; Holidays and Observances; Horses; Houston, Sam; Howe, Elias; Howe, Samuel Gridley; Hunting
Immigration and Immigrants; Industrialization; Irish Americans; Iron and Steel; Irving, Washington
Jackson, Andrew; Japan, Relations with; Jay, John; Jay Treaty (1794); Jefferson, Thomas; Jews; Johnson, Richard Mentor; Johnson v. M'Intosh (1823); Judiciary Act (1789)
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854); Kearny, Stephen W.
Labor and Unions; Lafayette's Tour; Laffite, Jean; Lamy, Jean-Baptiste; Larkin, Thomas O.; Latin America, Relations with; Latrobe, Benjamin; Law, Business and Labor; Law, Criminal; Law, Property and Contract; Law Enforcement; Lewis and Clark Expedition; Lexington, Kentucky; Liberty Party; Libraries; Library of Congress; Lincoln, Abraham; Lincoln-Douglas Debates; Lind, Jenny; Literature; Livestock, Dairy Farming, and Ranching; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Los Angeles, California; Louisiana Purchase (1803); Lovejoy, Elijah P.; Lowell, James Russell; Lowell System; Lyceums
Macready, William Charles; Madison, Dolley; Madison, James; Manifest Destiny; Mann, Horace; Marbury v. Madison (1803); Marine Corps, U.S.; Market Revolution; Marriage and Divorce; Marshall, John; Martin v. Hunter's Lessee (1816); Massachusetts Commonwealth v. Hunt (1842); Maury, Matthew Fontaine; McCormick, Cyrus; McCulloch v. Maryland (1819); Medicine and Health; Melville, Herman; Mental Illness; Merchants; Methodists; Mexican-American War; Mexican Americans; Mexico, Relations with; Mid-Atlantic; Midwest; Military Academy, U.S.; Military and Naval Technology; Millennialism and Adventism; Mining; Minstrelsy; Missionaries and Missionary Work; Missions of California; Mississippi River; Missouri Compromise (1820); Money and Currency; Monroe, James; Monroe Doctrine; Mormons; Morse, Samuel F.B.; Morton, William T.G.; Mott, Lucretia; Mount Holyoke College; Music, Classical; Music, Folk and Popular; Music, Sacred
Napoleonic Wars, Impact of; National Debt; National Road; Nationalism; Native American-African American Relations; Native American-U.S. Government Relations; Native Americans, California; Native Americans, Great Plains; Native Americans, Mid-Atlantic; Native Americans, Midwest; Native Americans, New England; Native Americans, Pacific Northwest; Native Americans, South; Native Americans, Southwest; Nativism and the Know-Nothing Party; Naturalization Acts (1790s); Naval Academy, U.S.; Navy, U.S.; Neutrality Act (1794); New England; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York City, New York; Newport, Rhode Island; Newspapers and Periodicals; Northwest Territory; Notre Dame, University of; Nullification Crisis
Oberlin College; Ohio River; Oneida Commune; Oregon Trail; Osceola; Ostend Manifesto (1854); O'Sullivan, John L.; Owen, Robert
Pacific Northwest; Paine, Thomas; Panic of 1819; Panic of 1837; Panic of 1857; Parker, Theodore; Peale, Charles Willson; Peddlers; Perry, Matthew C.; Perry, Oliver Hazard; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phillips, Wendell; Photography; Pierce, Franklin; Pike, Zebulon M.; Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth; Pinckney's Treaty (1795); Pinkerton, Allan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Planters and Plantations; Poe, Edgar Allan; Poetry; Polk, James K.; Pony Express; Popular Culture; Population and Demographics; Postal Service, U.S.; Presbyterians; Presidency; Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842); Princeton University; Printing and Publishing; Prisons and Penitentiaries; Prostitution; Purvis, Robert
Railroads; Randolph. John; Religion, African American; Religion, Native American; Republican Party; Rice; Richmond, Virginia; Ripley, George; Roads and Turnpikes; Rocky Mountains; Roebling, John A.; Ross, John; Rush-Bagot Agreement (1817)
Sabbatarianism and the Sabbath; Sacagawea; San Francisco, California; Santa Fe Trail; Science and Technology; Scots-Irish Immigrants; Scott, Winfield; Secession; Second Great Awakening; Seneca Falls Convention (1848); Sequoyah; Seton, Elizabeth Ann; Seward, William H.; Sex and Sexuality; Shakers; Shipbuilding; Shoemaking; Simms, William Gilmore; Singer, Isaac; Slater, Samuel; Slave Patrols; Slave Trade, Domestic; Slave Trade, International; Slavery, Life and Culture; Slavery, Resistance to; Smith, Jedediah; Smith, Joseph; Smithsonian Institution; South, Lower; South, Upper; Southwest; Spain, Relations with; Spas and Gardens; Spiritualism; Spoils System; Sports and Recreation; St. Louis, Missouri; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady; Steam Engine; Steamboats and Steamships; Stewart, Maria W.; Stone, Lucy; Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Stuart, Gilbert; Sumner, Charles; Supreme Court, U.S.
Tammany Hall; Taney, Roger B.; Tariffs; Taxation; Taylor, Zachary; Tecumseh; Telegraph; Tenskwatawa; Texas; Textiles; Theater; Thoreau, Henry David; Timber and Logging; Tobacco; Trade, Foreign; Trail of Tears; Transcendentalism; Transportation Revolution; Trumbull, John; Truth, Sojourner; Tubman, Harriet; Turner Rebellion; Tyler, John
Underground Railroad; Unitarians; University of Michigan; University of Pennsylvania; University of Virginia
Van Buren, Martin; Vanderbilt, Cornelius; Vesey Conspiracy (1822); Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions (1798-1799)
Walker, William; War of 1812; Warren, Josiah; Washington, D.C.; Washington, George; Waterpower; Wealth and Poverty; Webster, Daniel; Webster, Noah; West, Benjamin; Westward Expansion; Whaling; Wheat; Whig Party; Whiskey Rebellion; Whitney, Eli; Whittier, John Greenleaf; Willard, Emma Hart; William and Mary, College of; Wilmot Proviso (1846); Women, Elite; Women, Middle-Class; Women, Slave; Women, Working-Class; Women's Rights Movement; Worcester v. Georgia (1832); Workingmen's Party; Wright, Fanny
Yale University; Young, Brigham
African Americans and Slavery
Art, Literature, and Culture
Economy, Business, and Labor
Expansion and Exploration
Politics and Government
Science and Technology
Review(s): "This encyclopedia's scope is distinctive. Its accessible language and writing style make it appropriate for high school, academic, and larger public libraries. Recommended." -- Library Journal
"Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, the hundreds of signed articles in these volumes examine American history and culture during the years 1781-1861. All entries are cross-referenced and include suggestions for further research. Throughout the volumes, sidebars, charts, and black-and-white maps and reproductions of photos, advertisements, paintings, and broadsides add useful information. An extensive glossary and bibliography complete the set. Excellent organization, a detailed table of contents and index, a list of sidebars, and a topic finder make this set particularly user friendly. This solid resource supports U.S. history standards for high school students, making it a particularly valuable addition." -- School Library Journal
"With over 400 entries on topics with titles such as 'Furniture and Furnishings,' 'William Walker,' 'Agriculture,' and 'Marriage and Divorce,' Bates and contributors provide a broad scope of entries. ...The last volume features both an extensive index and 100-plus primary sources. All of these components make this encyclopedia a useful resource for undergraduates. Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates." -- Choice
"Extent and depth of coverage on subject matter provides an insight into life at that time and includes topics rarely addressed in general encyclopedias and specialized biographical dictionaries. The Early Republic and Antebellum America is reasonably priced and would be a valuable addition to a secondary school library with general and specialized reference sources. Recommended." -- Library Media Connection
"Appropriate for high school and junior college students, and general readers." -- Reference Research Book News
"An era of such change and turmoil certainly deserves attention, and Bate's addition to the bibliography is welcome. The volumes are sufficiently if not lavishly furnished with contemporary illustrations. Libraries of most types and levels, including high school, college, and public, will want to consider this source." -- American Reference Books Annual