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Daniel Walker Howe is a fine social historian and historian of ideas.
  From the end of the War of 1812 through the first railroads and telegraphs, the Mexican-American War which shifted America's center of gravity  to the slaveowning south.  Meanwhile, evangelism, temperance (anti-alcohol) and anti-slavery movements stirred up the country.

If you haven't read it yet, maybe now is a good time, and guess what, it's a best-seller which means Amazon is discounting it big.  Accept no substitutes (esp. from anybody named Beck).

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Bailyn, Bernard, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967.

R.U.L.: JA84.U5B3


Bailyn, Bernard, The Origins of American Politics. New York, Knopf, 1968.

R.U.L.: JK54.B3


Bailyn, Bernard, The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles and Letters During the Struggle Over Ratification, (New York : The Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by the Viking Press, c1993- ) 2 volumes.

R.U.L.:  JK155.D33 1993 pt.1,2


Baldwin, Joseph Glover, The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi; a Series of Sketches, w intro Wm. A. Owens, (New York: Sagamore Press, 1957)
P:4

The author practiced law in the turbulent areas of Alabama and Mississippi from 1836-54. He went there to make his fortune having heard "most cheering and exhilarating prospects of fussing, quarrelling, violation of contracts, ...; he "enjoyed throughly the brawling and practical joking, the tall tales and extravagant oratory...", and portrayed it vividly in this work (quotes from Intro. to 1957 edition).

Contents: Ovid, Bolus, Esq.; My First Appearance at the Bar; The bench and the Bar (jolly times -- chaos of jurisprudence, etc.); How the Times Served the Virginians; Assault and Battery; Simon Suggs, Jr., Esq., a legal biography (fictitious sequel to the Suggs stories); Squire A. and the Fritters; Jonathan and the Constable; Sharp Financiering; Cave Burton, Esq., of KY; Justification after Verdict; An Affair of Honor; Hon. S.S. Prentice ...; The Bar of the South-West; Hon. Francis Strother; ...

Rutgers Lib:
(New York: Appleton 1853). 330 p. ALEX: F327.B181F ANNEX: F324.B193


Baldwin, Joseph Glover,
Party Leaders; sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alex'r Hamilton,Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John Randolph, of Roanoke, including notices of many other distinguished American statesmen (New York: Appleton, 1855) 369 p.

By the author of The flush times of Alabama and Mississippi.

Rutgers Library: ANNEX: E302.5.B181P


Bancroft George, Martin Van Buren to the End of His Public Career (NY 1889)

Barker, Anthony J.,
Captain Charles Stuart, Anglo-American Abolitionist
(Louisiana State U. Press, 1986)
P:9.95

See Charles Stuart.


Barker, Eugene C., The Life of Stephen F. Austin: Founder of Texas, 1793 - 1836 (U. Texas Press, 4th paperback 1990 - Orig 1926)


Barnes, Eric Wollencott, The Lady of Fashion, The Life and the Theatre of Anna Cora Mowatt. (New York: Scribners 1954)


Barnes, James A., John G. Carlisle, Financial Statesman (Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith 1967; Orig Dodd, Mead, &Co 1931)

P: $0.25+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98

Reconstruction Era and late 19c: log cabin (in KY) to Sec'y of Treasury


Barnwell, Robert Gibbes, The New Orleans Book (New Orleans 1851)

An odd collection, in the style of literary magazines of the day, of 56 essays, poems, speeches, stories. The editor seems to want to prove that New Orleans, like other cities, has its claims to civilization. E.g. the preface ends with trusting to have disproved the assertion that New Orleans is a "half-way house between civilization and California." (this is 1850, just after the Gold Rush started).


Bartlett, Irving H., Daniel Webster (Norton Press 1978 paperback)


Basler, Roy P., Ed, The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (Rutgers U. Press, 1953; 2nd printing, 1988).


Bastiat, Frederick, The Law (Irvington-on-Hudson, NY: Foundation for Economic Education 1996; Orig. 1850)

P: $0.25+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98

Written as an anti-socialist tract in 1850 France.


Beecher, Lyman et al; ed. Cross, Barbara: The Autobiography of Lyman Beecher (Cambridge, Mass 1961?)

An extremely vivid account, largely the work of his talented children (incl. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, and Catharine and Edward Beecher), with many letters and other passages by Lyman Beecher himself.

The title page suggests it was not actually published until 1961.


Benson, Lee Concept of Jacksonian Democracy. New York as a Test Case (Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1961).


Bentley, William, The Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts, vol 1,2,4 (Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith 1962; Orig: Essex Inst., 1905)

P: $3.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98 (v1,2,4 only)

R.U.L.: F74.S1B462 v.1-4

Bentley, besides being a pastor in Salem, spent much time in Boston. His diary was recommended to me by Peter Hinks as a source of some of the meager information about African-American life in Boston in the early republic.


Benton, Thomas Hart, Thirty Years View (1854):

This is a major source, often cited, for the congressional debates, and personalities, of Benton's era (from the 1820s to early 50s). Benton's verbose style make it rather difficult to read, however.


Benton, Thomas Hart, Abridgement of the Debates of Congress (1854):

Have not seen it or formed any impression. Any comments? ( <== Click to mail them).


Bergman, Peter M., The Chronological History of The Negro in America (New York: Harper and Row 1969)


Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Travels through North America, during the Years 1825 and 1826 (Philadelphia 1828)

Cited frequently in Eckhardt, Fanny Wright for descriptions of New Harmony.


Beveridge, Albert J., Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1858, 4 vols, "Standard Library Edition" (New York, Boston, 1928)


Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774 - 1971 (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971):

A useful references of about 2000 large pages containing short biographies of nearly everyone who ever served in Congress. The first 400+ pages consist of tables of representatives and senators in each congress, and tables of cabinet officers in each presidential administration. The used copy I have said it could be purchased (1971) for $15.75 from the Gov't printing office.


Birkbeck, Morris, Notes on a Journey in America (1817)

Helped promote the English settlement in Albion, IL.


Birkbeck, Morris, and Letters from Illinois (1818)

Helped promote the English settlement in Albion, IL.


Blue, Frederick J., The Free Soilers; Third Party Politics, 1848-54 (Urbana, University of Illinois Press 1973)

NYPL: Schomburg-Gen Research Call # Sc 329.87-B


Blue, Frederick J., Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics (Kent State U. Press 1989)

"First full-scale biography" of Chase since turn of the century.


Boller, Paul F., American Transcendentalism, 1830-1860 : an Intellectual Inquiry, (New York : Putnam, [1974] )


Bouldin, Powhatan, Home Reminiscences of John Randolph of Roanoke (Richmond, 1876)

Link to an excerpt. Written by a neighbor (who may have been a boy during Randolph's lifetime). Lively, gossippy, and not overly accurate, according to other sources.


Branch, E. Douglas,
The Sentimental Years, 1836-1860
(New York, Hill and Wang, 1962, 1934)


Brown, Chandos Michael, Benjamin Silliman, A Life in the Young Republic (Princeton U. Press 1989)


Bryant, William Cullen, The Letters of William Cullen Bryant (New York: Fordham U. Press 1975). 4 volumes

P: $4.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98 (complete)


Bushman, Richard L. Title: The refinement of America : persons, houses, cities / Richard L. Bushman. Publication info: New York : Knopf, 1992.


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