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Jacksonian Miscellanies

by Hal Morris, Copyright 2000.

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Jacksonian Miscellanies is part of the Web project 'Tales of the Early Republic' by Hal Morris.

Click here for an expanded index with descriptions and highlights from the first 24 articles (fairly large - about 68K bytes).


Issue #1: January 14, 1997 (God in New England: From Judge Dred to Mr. Rogers).

Issue #2: January 21, 1997 (New York Reminiscences)

Issue #3: January 28, 1997 (Words are Deeds: Webster, Finney, and Frederick Douglass)

Issue #4: February 4, 1997 (School Days)

Issue #5: February 11, 1997 (A Southern Tariff-Nullifier Appeals to Western "Brothers in Affliction")

Issue #6: February 18, 1997 (Mississippi River Traffic, and "Boom and Bust" in 1836-7)

Issue #7: February 25, 1997 (Veneration of Washington)

Issue # 8: March 4, 1997 (From the Roanoke to the Cumberland; Reuben Ross and Family Go West)

Issue #9: March 11, 1997 (Calvinism in Frontier Tennessee and Kentucky)

Issue #10: March 18, 1997 (Baptist Preachers on the Early Frontier)

Issue #11: March 25, 1997 (Frances Wright and Nashoba)

Issue #12: April 1, 1997 (Hoaxes, Cons, and Shaggy Dog Tales)

Issue #13: April 8, 1997 (Frances Wright and Nashoba - Part 2)

Issue #14: April 15, 1997 (Trains, Stages, Canal and Steam Boats)

Issue #15: April 22, 1997 (First Book of History for Children and Youth, by 'Peter Parley')

Issue #16: April 29, 1997 (The Arminianization of Granville Moody)

Issue #17: May 6, 1997 (Cyrus Hamlin, Bowdoin Class of '34)

Issue #18: May 13, 1997 ("The News" in the Wake of the Hayne-Webster Debate)

Issue #19: May 20, 1997 (Building Revivals and Steam Engines at Bowdoin)

Issue #20: June 3, 1997 (Parton on Horace Greeley's Apprenticeship)

Issue #21: June 17, 1997 (Home Economics and the Millennium)

Issue #22: July 1, 1997 (What We Did on the 4th of July)

Issue #23: July 15, 1997 (More Domestic Economy (Catharine Beecher))

Issue #24: July 29, 1997 (Retrospective, Part I - Issues 1-13)

Issue #25: August 12, 1997 (Retrospective, Part II - Issues 14 - 23)

Issue #26: August 26, 1997 (Myra Clark Gains: Horrors of War)

Issue #27: September 2, 1997 (John Randolph - Home Reminiscences)

Issue #28: September 9, 1997 (Andrew Jackson's Protest of Senate Censure)

Issue #29: September 16, 1997 (Annals of North America, 1815 - 1817)

Issue #30: September 23, 1997 ("Interesting" Uses of the Word Interesting)

Issue #31: September 30, 1997 (Joseph Rodman Drake, Early American Poet)

Issue #32: October 7, 1997 (State of the Art Midwifery, 1849)

Issue #33: October 14, 1997 (Charles Brockden Brown: Carwin the Biloquist, Part 1)

Issue #34: October 21, 1997 (Charles Brockden Brown: Carwin the Biloquist, Part 2)

Issue #35: October 28, 1997 (Charles Brockden Brown: Carwin the Biloquist, Part 3)

Issue #36: November 4, 1997 (Charles Brockden Brown: Carwin the Biloquist, Part 4 - last)

Issue #37: November 11, 1997 (Henry Ware's Letters to Trinitarians and Calvinists)

Issue #38: November 18, 1997 (Topic: A Kentucky Duel, 1819)

Issue #39: November 25, 1997 (Murder, Banking, and Kentucky Politics, 1824)

Issue #40: December 2, 1997 (A Log Church and a Preacher's Son on the Erie Frontier)

Issue #41: December 9, 1997 (S.J.M. Eaton, 2: A Frontier Preacher & the Early Education of his Son)

Issue #42: December 16, 1997 (S.J.M. Eaton, 3: A Future Minister Prepares for College on the Erie Frontier)

Issue #43: January 6, 1998 (Diary of Gallatin's Mission for JQA - Part I)

Issue #44: January 13, 1998 (Edward Abdy: A Blunt Abolitionist Traveler in America)

Issue #45: January 20, 1998 (An Incomplete Survey of 1830)

Issue #46: January 27, 1998 (Diary of Gallatin's Mission for JQA - Part II)

Issue #47: February 3, 1998 (Pages from a Doctor's Manual)

Issue #48: February10, 1998 ("More Like a Colony of Beavers or Ants, Than Human Beings" (Abdy #2))

Issue #49: February17, 1998 (Chase and Otey: Episcopalian Backwoodsmen)

Issue #50: February 24, 1998 (Abdy on Economics, Manners, and Almshouses)

Issue #51: March 3, 1998 (Reveries of a Bachelor - Excerpt 1)

Issue #52: March 10, 1998 (Abdy Excerpt 4 - Jackson's Visit and Racism)

Issue #53: March 17, 1998 (Reveries of a Bachelor - Excerpt 2)

Issue #54: March 24, 1998 (1833 Cholera Broadside)

Issue #55: March 31, 1998 (India Rubber Shoes)

Issue #56: April 7, 1998 (Some Views of 1831)

Issue #57: April 14, 1998 (Wm. & Ellen Craft's Stories of Slavery)

Issue #58: April 21, 1998 (The Owen­Campbell Debate: Is there a God?)

[hiatus; lapse of 5 weeks]

Issue #59: June 2, 1998 (New York Reminiscences, Ch 1 (c1816))

Issue #60: June 9, 1998 (Founding the New England Anti-Slavery Society)

Issue #61: June 16, 1998 (From Reminiscences of New York, ch 3 (c1816))

Issue #62: June 23, 1998 (Abdy, Excerpt #5: More on Sing Sing, A Youth (Correctional) House, Racism, Manners, Spoiled Children, American Women)

Issue #63: June 30, 1998 (Abdy: 'A More thorough Humbug Never Existed' (African Colonization and other Observations))

Issue #64: July 7, 1998 (Clay on Expunging Resolution & Seminole War ))

Issue #65: July 21, 1998 (William and Ellen Croft's Escape from Slavery)

Issue #66: August 4, 1998 (A Boy's Sea Adventure Novel (by Capt. Marryat))

Issue #67: August 18, 1998 (The Man Who Lived on Water for 53 Days)

Issue #68: September 1, 1998 ( Quodlibet: Whig Political Satire )

Issue #69: September 15, 1998 ( New York City 1817-18 )

Issue #70: September 22, 1998 ( Revival (In the Old Sense) at Amherst )

Issue #71: October 26, 1998 (East Meets West)

Issue #72: November 10, 1998 (An Epic Poem on Dental Hygiene)

[hiatus; lapse of 7 weeks]

[Note: As of 1999, Jacksonian Miscellanies will be Bi-weekly]

Issue #73: January 5, 1999 (Flint on Literary Nationalism, Criticizing Critics)

Issue #74:  January 19, 1999 (Foot's Casket of Reminiscences)

Issue #75: February 2, 1999 (Seduction in Charlotte Temple)

Issue #76: February 16, 1999 (Asa Biggs Goes to New York via Washington in 1832)

Issue #77: March 2, 1999 (Methodists Hit the Books)

Issue #78: March 16, 1999 (Bible Translation Wars)

Issue #79: March 30, 1999 (Abbott's Gentle Advice to Teachers)

Issue #80: April 13, 1999 (More Gentle Advice to Teachers)

Issue #81: April 27, 1999 (Rollo Learns to Read)

Issue #82: May 4, 1999 (A Political Economy of Insults and Blows)

Issue #83: May 18, 1999 (Show Biz)

Issue #84: June 1, 1999 (Fire and Hammer of God's Word Against Slavery)

(no issues for summer, 1999)

Issue #85: September 7, 1999 (De Bow on International Trade)

Issue #86: September 21, 1999 (Generalship and Sunday Schools)

Issue #87: October 5, 1999  (From Iced Water to Racism in New England)

Issue #88: October 19, 1999 (Channing in a Bad Light)

Issue #89: November 2, 1999 (Letter to National Anti-Slavery Standard)

Issue #90: November 16, 1999 (Transcendentalism in Rhode Island)

Issue #91: November 30, 1999 (The Princeton Review on Channing's Slavery)

Issue #92: December 14, 1999 (Can Slavery be a Sin if Jesus Didn't Say So?)

Up to this point, issues were dated nominally on an every two week basis.
Beyond this point, they are dated according to when issued, and there is no fixed interval.

Issue #93: July 18, 2000 (1834: A Black Farm Community in Indiana)

Issue #94: August 29, 2000 (Abdy on Race Issues, Indiana and Ohio)

Issue #95: September, 2000 (A View of the Lane Rebels)

Issue #96: December 9, 2000 (The Lunatic's Skate, by N. P. Willis)

Issue #97: April 19, 2001 (William Cobbett Praises American Ships)

Issue #98: April 29, 2001 (May Day (Moving Day) in NYC, and Other Notes)

Issue #99: October 8, 2001 (Crocodile Tears)