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By James M. Volo

The Antebellum period used to be a fancy time in American tradition. younger women had suitors name upon them, whereas males usually settled quarrels by means of dueling, and "mill ladies" labored 16-hour days to assist their households make ends meet. but whilst, a brand new the US used to be rising. The quick progress of towns encouraged Frederick legislations Olmstead to steer the move for public parks. Stephen Foster helped forge a catalog of yankee well known song; writers resembling Washington Irving and Ralph Waldo Emerson raised the extent of yank literature; artists akin to Thomas Cole and Thomas Doughty outlined a brand new kind of portray known as the Hudson River tuition. the entire whereas, schisms among northern and southern tradition threatened to divide the country. This quantity in Greenwood's American pop culture via background recounts the ways that issues previous and new intersected within the a long time ahead of the Civil struggle. James and Dorothy Volo are one of many extra prolific writer groups in reference publishing this day, and with this quantity they make very important contributions to Greenwood's winning sequence on America's "other history."

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American Anti-Slavery Society is formed. Slavery is abolished in the British Empire. 1834 Whig Party is formed. Senate censures Jackson for killing the National Bank. First Methodist mission and farming settlement is founded in Oregon. Cyrus McCormick patents the mechanical reaper. Page xix Walter Hunt, an American, produces a hand-cranked sewing machine. Jacob Perkins patents an early system for refrigeration. Maria Monk’s Awful Discourses of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal is first published.

Only Philadelphia and New York had populations greater than 25,000. The settlement of the Mississippi Valley and the Northwest Territories during the first half of the 19th century had contributed to a vast internal migration. Ironically, as the number of family farms increased so did the population of the major cities. By 1850, the population of the country had risen to 23 million, and more than 30 percent had settled into towns larger than 2,500 persons. Although three-quarters of the population was still involved in agriculture, the expansion of commerce and industry had drawn almost 2 million factory workers into towns that were both old and new.

Godey’s Lady’s Book is published. 1831 Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Virginia. The Anti-Masonic Party is formed. Prudence Crandall, a Pennsylvania Quaker, opens a school for black girls in Connecticut. Supreme Court upholds the removal of the Cherokee nation from Georgia. 1832 Black Hawk War with the Sauk Indians of Illinois commences. Andrew Jackson reelected as president. South Carolina Nullification Convention nullifies the 1828 and 1832 Tariffs. Cholera epidemics sweep American cities.

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