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America's History in the Making

Antebellum Reform

Unit Resources

Unit Reference Materials
Alcott, William Andrus. The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence, 10th edition. Boston: Waite, Pierce and Company, 1846.
Eisler, Benita. The Lowell Offering: Writings by New England Mill Women (18401845). W. W. Norton & Company 1997.
Finney, Charles. "What A Revival of Religion Is" New York Evangelist, December 6, 1834.
Nash, Gary B., Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis, and Allan M. Winkler. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2004. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996; Norton paperback, 1997.
Schwartz, Marie Jenkins. "Family Life in the Slave Quarters: Survival Strategies," OAH Magazine of History, vol. 14 no. 4, Summer 2001.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady and others. The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume 1. New York: Fowler and Wells, 1881.
Wood, Peter, Jacqueline Jones, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May, and Vicki Ruiz. Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2003. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc.
Further Reading
Halttunen, Karen. Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-Class Culture in America, 1830-1870. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1982.
Patterson Orlando. Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985.
Stevenson, Brenda. "Distress and Discord in Virginia Slave Families, 18301860," chapter 7 in In Joy and In Sorrow: Women, Family, and Marriage in the Victorian South. Edited by Carol Bleser. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.
Godey's Lady's Book Online, University of Rochester History Department, http://www.history.rochester.edu/.
Making of America, Cornell University Library and University of Michigan Library, http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/ and http://www.hti.umich.edu/.
National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units
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The Antebellum Women's Movement, 1820-1860 (PDF)
Slavery in the 19th Century (PDF)
Avenging Angel? John Brown, the Harpers Ferry Raid and the "Irrepressible" Conflict (PDF)
Magazine of History Articles
Family Life in the Slave Quarters: Survival Strategies by Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program
The Best of Talking History: Program #5: Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural
On March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address. It was short, and to the point— mere 703 words. In it, he uttered one of his most memorable phrases, when he called on Americans to proceed from the Civil War "with malice toward none, with charity for all." Ronald White, author of Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, discusses the speech and its impact with Talking History's Fred Nielsen.

Airdate: August 29, 2005. (This show originally aired the week of March 28, 2005.)
Listen now: MP3 Format
Running time: 29 minutes

And for our commentary Andrew Cayton offers us his thoughts on the ambivalence he sees in American attitudes toward war. Cayton is Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio and the author, along with Fred Anderson, of The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America: 1500-2000, published by Viking Press.
Bleeding Kansas
In this show Talking History's Jim Madison discusses Nicole Etcheson's re-examination of the ideological origins of the Civil War in the Kansas Territory. Etcheson is author of "Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War."

Airdate: September 20, 2004.
Listen Now: MP3 Format
Running time: 29 minutes

And for our commentary we are joined by historian Michael Holt, who gives us another perspective on the events leading up to the Civil War.

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