Kevin C. Murphy
Nineteenth Century Orals Reading List
Professor Eric Foner
Last Revised: 4/1/04

Politics, Society, and Culture from Jefferson to Jackson (16)

Boydston, Jeanne. Home and Work: Housework, Wages, and the Ideology of Labor in the Early Republic.
Ellis, Richard. The Union at Risk: Jacksonian Democracy, States' Rights, and the Nullification Crisis.
Hatch, Nathan. The Democratization of American Christianity.
Hietala, Thomas. Manifest Design: Anxious Aggrandizement in Jacksonian America.
Hofstadter, Richard. The American Political Tradition.
Ignatiev, Noel. How the Irish Became White.
Johnson, Paul. A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837.
Limerick, Patricia Nelson. The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West.
McCoy, Drew. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America.
Meyers, Marvin. The Jacksonian Persuasion: Politics and Belief.
Peterson, Merrill. The Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay, Calhoun.
Roediger, David. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class.
Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr. The Age of Jackson.
Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America 1815-1846.
Watson, Harry. Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America.
Wilentz, Sean. Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850.

Antebellum Slavery and the Sectional Conflict (15)

Elkins, Stanley. Slavery.
Fehrenbacher, Don. The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery.
Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War.
Freehling, William. The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854.
Genovese, Eugene. Roll Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made.
Genovese, Eugene. The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South.
Genovese, Eugene. The World the Slaveholders Made: Two Essays in Interpretation.
Johnson, Walter. Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market.
Kraditor, Aileen. Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and his Critics on Strategy and Tactics, 1834-1850.
Potter, David. The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861.
Stampp, Kenneth. America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink.
Stampp, Kenneth. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Antebellum South.
Stephanson, Anders. Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right.
Walters, Ronald. American Reformers 1815-1860.
Walters, Ronald. The Antislavery Appeal: American Abolitionism after 1830.

The Civil War and Reconstruction (17)

Berlin, Ira, et al. Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War.
Boritt, Gabor S., ed. Why the Confederacy Lost.
Cox, LaWanda. Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Leadership.
Donald, David. Lincoln.
Escott, Paul. After Secession: Jefferson Davis and the Failure of Confederate Nationalism.
Faust, Drew Gilpin. Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War.
Foner, Eric. Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and its Legacy.
Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1865-1877.
Gallman, J. Matthew. The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Front.
Gillette, William. Retreat from Reconstruction: 1869-1879.
Holt, Thomas. Black Over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina During Reconstruction.
Litwack, Leon. Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery.
McKittrick, Eric. Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction.
McPherson, James. What They Fought For 1861-1865.
Rable, George. Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism.
Rose, Willie. Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment.
Thomas, Emory M. The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience.

Postbellum America and the Gilded Age (17)

Ayers, Edward. The Promise of the New South: Life after Reconstruction.
Beckert, Sven. The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie 1850-1896.
Fink, Leon. Workingmen's Democracy: The Knights of Labor and American Politics.
Goodwyn, Lawrence. The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America.
Hahn, Steven. The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeomen Farmers and the Transformation of the Southern Upcountry, 1850-1890.
Higham, John. Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism 1860-1925.
Horowitz, Morton. The Transformation of American Law 1870-1960: The Crisis of Legal Orthodoxy.
Josephson, Matthew. The Politicos 1865-1896.
LaFeber, Walter. The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898.
Lears, T.J. Jackson. No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920.
Meier, August. Negro Thought in America 1880-1915.
Rosengarten, Theodore. All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw.
Sanders, Elizabeth. Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers, and the American State 1877-1917.
Skocpol, Theda. Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States.
Wiebe, Robert. The Search for Order 1877-1920.
Woodward, C. Vann. The Origins of the New South 1877-1913.
Woodward, C. Vann. The Strange Career of Jim Crow.

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