A Companion to 19th-Century America is an authoritativeoverview of current historiographical developments and major themesin the history of nineteenth-century America. Twenty-sevenscholars, all specialists in their own thematic areas, examine thekey debates and historiography. A thematic and chronologicalorganization brings together the major time periods, politics, theCivil War, economy, and social and cultural history of thenineteenth century. Written with the general reader in mind, eachessay surveys the historical research, the emerging concerns, andassesses the future direction of scholarship.
- Complete coverage of all the major themes and current debatesin nineteenth-century US history assessing the state of thescholarship and future concerns.
- 24 original essays by leading experts in nineteenth-centuryAmerican history complete with up-to-date bibliographies.
- Chronological and thematic organization covers both traditionaland contemporary fields of research - politics, periods, economy, class formation, ethnicity, gender roles, regions, culture andideas.