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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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Eastern Argus

  • Portland ME. Edited by Seba Smith from around 1820 to 1826. "An important Democratic paper". (Sources: DAB)

  • Emancipator

    A milder paper than Garrison's Liberator. After 1840, it became the property of the faction of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, a conservative (especially anti-feminist) faction of the American Anti-Slavery Society, led by the Tappans.

    Source: Stewart, Holy Warriers, p69 94, 100, and Karcher, ...First Woman .. Lydia Child.., p267.



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