A Companion to 19th-Century America
is an authoritative
overview of current historiographical developments and major themes
in the history of nineteenth-century America. Twenty-seven
scholars, all specialists in their own thematic areas, examine the
key debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological
organization brings together the major time periods, politics, the
Civil War, economy, and social and cultural history of the
nineteenth century. Written with the general reader in mind, each
essay surveys the historical research, the emerging concerns, and
assesses the future direction of scholarship.
- Complete coverage of all the major themes and current debates
in nineteenth-century US history assessing the state of the
scholarship and future concerns.
- 24 original essays by leading experts in nineteenth-century
American history complete with up-to-date bibliographies.
- Chronological and thematic organization covers both traditional
and contemporary fields of research - politics, periods, economy,
class formation, ethnicity, gender roles, regions, culture and