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At Home in Nineteenth-Century AmericaA Documentary History

At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Amy G. Richter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At Home in Nineteenth-Century America uses primary documentsto revisit the variety of places Americans called home—middle-class suburban houses, slave cabins, working-class tenements, frontier ... More

The Captain's Widow of SandwichSelf-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

Megan Taylor Shockley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783191
eISBN:
9780814786529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1852 Hannah Rebecca Crowell married sea captain William Burgess and set sail. Within three years, Rebecca Burgess had crossed the equator eleven times and learned to navigate a vessel. In 1856, ... More

A Death at Crooked CreekThe Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Marianne Wesson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man's traveling companion identified him as John Wesley Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who ... More

On the MakeClerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

Brian P. Luskey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752289
eISBN:
9780814753484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752289.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the bustling cities of the mid-nineteenth-century Northeast, young male clerks working in commercial offices and stores were on the make, persistently seeking wealth, respect, and ... More

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