American Nineteenth Century History
Am Nineteen Cent Hist
ISSN (printed): 1466-4658. ISSN (electronic): 1743-7903.
The nineteenth century is the crucial formative period of the history of the United States, when the national identity was shaped, and when the Union survived its greatest challenge and emerged as a consolidated nation. The century witnessed the transformation of the fledgling agrarian republic of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison into the industrial capitalist giant of the age of John D Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. Yet, until now, there has been no journal devoted specifically to the history of nineteenth century America. The aim of this new journal is to fill the gap between the major journals which cover the whole span of American history, and the more specialized journals devoted to shorter periods or particular themes.Naturally, slavery, race, the Civil War and Reconstruction will figure prominently in the journal, but this is not to be a journal simply of Civil War history. Contributions are especially welcome on other periods of the nineteenth century, and on themes which run right through the century, such as the evolution of American democracy and American nationalism, urban history, immigration and ethnicity, western history, and the history of women, African Americans and Native Americans. In addition to articles based on original research, it is planned to include reassessments of long-running historical controversies, and reappraisals of prominent events or individuals. From time to time, there may be a special issue devoted to a particular theme. Reviews of new books will be an important feature.
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