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x, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: The Rise of Medical Sectarianism 1. Wash and Be Healed: The Hydropathic Alternative 2. Hydropathy, Woman' sPhysiology, and Her Role 3. Ideology in Practice: Water-Cure Establishments 4. Hydropathy and the Reform Movements 5. Women at the Cures: Rest for the Weary Activist Conclusion: Demise and Legacy of the Water-Cure Movement Notes An Essay on Sources Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780877228592 20161003
An exploration of the relationship between hydrotherapy and the women who took the cure.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780877228592 20161003
Green Library
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1 online resource (610 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Introduction Christopher Bigsby and Don B. Wilmeth-- Timeline: 1870-1945: compiled by Don B. Wilmeth and Jonathan Curley-- 1. The hieroglyphic state: American theatre and society, post Civil War to 1945 Thomas Postlewait-- 2. A changing theatre: New York and beyond John Frick-- 3. Plays and playwrights: Plays and playwrights: civil war to 1896 Tice L. Miller-- Plays and playwrights: 1896-1915 Ronald Wainscott-- Plays and playwrights: 1915-45 Brenda Murphy-- 4. Theatre groups and their playwrights Mark Fearnow-- 5. Popular entertainment Brooks McNamara-- 6. Musical theatre Thomas Riis-- 7. Actors and acting Daniel J. Watermeier-- 8. Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture Mary C. Henderson-- 9. Directors and direction Warren Kliewer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521651790 20160619
The second volume of the authoritative, multi-volume Cambridge History of American Theatre, first published in 1999, begins in the post-Civil War period and traces the development of American theatre up to 1945. It covers all aspects of theatre from plays and playwrights, through actors and acting, to theatre groups and directors. Topics examined include vaudeville and popular entertainment, European influences, theatre in and beyond New York, the rise of the Little Theatre movement, changing audiences, modernism, the Federal Theatre movement, scenography, stagecraft, and architecture. Contextualising chapters explore the role of theatre within the context of American social and cultural history, and the role of American theatre in relation to theatre in Europe and beyond. This definitive history of American theatre includes contributions from the following distinguished academics - Thomas Postlewait, John Frick, Tice L. Miller, Ronald Wainscott, Brenda Murphy, Mark Fearnow, Brooks McNamara, Thomas Riis, Daniel J. Watermeier, Mary C. Henderson, and Warren Kliewer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521651790 20160619
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ix, 188 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Calvinists, Campbellites, and clerical usurpations : the Sabbath controversy in Kentucky and Tennessee, 1826-1832 / Forrest L. Marion
  • "On their knees to Jesuits" : nativist conspiracy theories and the Mexican War / John C. Pinheiro
  • A wall around slavery : safeguarding the peculiar institution on the Confederate periphery, 1861-1865 / Stephen V. Ash
  • Andrew Johnson's "political and religious redemption" : civil liberties and the Southern white churches, 1862-1869 / L. Thomas Smith, Jr
  • Saving Private Sneden : the hunt for a lost Civil War treasure / Charles F. Bryan, Jr.
  • Pardon and executive privilege during reconstruction : the interplay of President Johnson and southern governors / Kathleen Zebley Liulevicius
  • The Cassandra of Yankeedom : Robert Lewis Dabney and the critique of the New South / W. Todd Groce.
Green Library
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2, 150 p. : folded map ; 19 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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viii, 223 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • America's 1848 : Republican spirits in revolt
  • The soul of a republic
  • Free Democrats to the Republicans : radical spiritualists and the antislavery insurgency
  • The mystical union : the Republican medium of the national destiny
  • Father Abraham : president Lincoln and the spirit of the Union
  • The promise of a republic
  • Liberty : toward a rational spirit of freedom
  • Equality : race and gender
  • Fraternity : reconstructing a movement and the nation
  • Long shadows : the legacies of Civil War-era spiritualism.
Often dismissed as a nineteenth-century curiosity, spiritualism influenced the radical social and political movements of its time. Believers filled the ranks of the Free Democrats, agitated for land and monetary reform, fought for abolition, and held egalitarian leanings that found powerful expression in campaigns for gender and racial equality. In Free Spirits , Mark A. Lause considers spiritualism as a political and cultural force in Civil War-era America. Lause reveals the scope, spread, and influence of the movement, both in its links to reformist causes and its ability to amplify previously marginalized voices. Rooting spiritualism's appeal in the crises of the time, Lause considers how spiritualist influences, through the distillation of the war, forced reassessments of the question of Radical Republicanism and radicalism in general. He also delves into unexplored areas such as the movement's role in Lincoln's reelection and the relationship between Native Americans and spiritualists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252081750 20160912
Green Library
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x, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Enter sentimentality : the origins of the entertainment revolution
  • Laugh and grow fat : minstrelsy and burlesque
  • Looking through : sentimental aesthetics
  • The democratization of entertainment : the concert saloons
  • Any dodge is fair to raise a good sensation : the danger and promise of sensationalism
  • Art with the effervescence of ginger beer : the creation of vaudeville
  • Spectacle and nostalgia on the road : traveling shows.
Green Library
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x, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • The rise of the cycling city
  • The cyclists
  • Rules of the road
  • Good roads
  • The bicycle paths (not) taken
  • Riding for recreation and health
  • Riding for utility : the commuters
  • Riding for reform : wheelwomen
  • The crash.
Cycling has experienced a renaissance in the United States, as cities around the country promote the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation. In the process, debates about the nature of bicycles-where they belong, how they should be ridden, how cities should or should not accommodate them-have played out in the media, on city streets, and in city halls. Very few people recognize, however, that these questions are more than a century old. The Cycling City is a sharp history of the bicycle's rise and fall in the late nineteenth century. In the 1890s, American cities were home to more cyclists, more cycling infrastructure, more bicycle friendly legislation, and a richer cycling culture than anywhere else in the world. Evan Friss unearths the hidden history of the cycling city, demonstrating that diverse groups of cyclists managed to remap cities with new roads, paths, and laws, challenge social conventions, and even dream up a new urban ideal inspired by the bicycle. When cities were chaotic and filthy, bicycle advocates imagined an improved landscape in which pollution was negligible, transportation was silent and rapid, leisure spaces were democratic, and the divisions between city and country were blurred. Friss argues that when the utopian vision of a cycling city faded by the turn of the century, its death paved the way for today's car-centric cities-and ended the prospect of a true American cycling city ever being built.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226210919 20160619
Green Library
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xiv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
This book provides a comprehensive description of what being sick and receiving "medical care" was like in 19th-century America, allowing modern readers to truly appreciate the scale of the improvements in healthcare theory and practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313380440 20160619
Green Library
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x, 300 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. American Political Science and Liberalism in Transatlantic Perspective -- Part One: From Europe to America -- Chapter One. The Political in Political Science: The Liberal Debate about Democracy -- Chapter Two. The Science in Political Science: The Historicist Debate about Method -- Chapter Three. Democratized Classical Liberalism in the Antebellum American College: The Emigre Political Science of Francis Lieber -- Part Two: Wide Political Science and Liberalism in the Gilded Age -- Chapter Four. Political Science and Political Economy in the Age of Academic Reform: Andrew Dickson White and William Graham Sumner -- Chapter Five. Historical and Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University: Historicist Science, Liberalism, and the Founding of National Associations -- Part Three: Late Century Liberalisms and the New Political Science -- Chapter Six. Disenchanted Classical Liberalism as a Political Vision: William Graham Sumner and A. Lawrence Lowell -- Chapter Seven. Progressive Liberalism as a Political Vision: Woodrow Wilson's Political Science -- Chapter Eight. The Transatlantic Study of Modern Political Systems: The New Political Science of James Bryce, A. Lawrence Lowell, and Frank Goodnow -- Conclusion. The Americanization of Political Science and the Americanization of <"Liberalism>".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199333622 20160613
This book situates the origins of American political science in relation to the transatlantic history of liberalism. In a corrective to earlier accounts, it argues that, as political science took shape in the nineteenth century American academy, it did more than express a pre-existing American liberalism. The pioneers of American political science participated in transatlantic networks of intellectual and political elites that connected them directly to the vicissitudes of liberalism in Europe. The book shows how these figures adapted multiple contemporary European liberal arguments to speak to particular challenges of mass democratic politics and large-scale industry as they developed in America. Political science's pioneers in the American academy were thus active agents of the Americanization of liberalism. When political science first secured a niche in the American academy during the antebellum era, it advanced a democratized classical liberal political vision overlapping with the contemporary European liberalism of Tocqueville and John Stuart Mill. As political science expanded during the dramatic growth of university ideals and institutions in the Gilded Age, divergence within its liberalism came to the fore in the area of political economy. In the late-nineteenth century, this divergence was fleshed out into two alternative liberal political visions-progressive liberal and disenchanted classical liberal-with different analyses of democracy and the administrative state. During the early twentieth-century, both visions found expression among early presidents of the new American Political Science Association, and subsequently, within contests over the meaning of 'liberalism' as this term acquired salience in American political discourse. In sum, this book showcases how the history of American political science offers a venue in which we see how a distinct current of mid-nineteenth-century European liberalism was divergently transformed into alternative twentieth-century American liberalisms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199333622 20160613
Green Library
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xxvi, 388 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Encounters with the butterflies of America. Yankee butterfly people ; The German-American romantics ; Beating hearts ; Word power ; The life and death of butterflies
  • Encounters with the butterflies of the world. In the wake of empire ; Butterflies at the fair ; Death of the butterfly people.
Green Library
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xii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : city water, city life
  • The river, the aqueduct, and the lake : bringing water to Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago
  • The individual and the collective : water, urban society, and the public good
  • Nature and art : water and the reconciliation of the natural and the urban
  • The urban body and the body of the city : the sanitary movement, the temperance crusade, and the water cure
  • The flow of time : city water as cultural anticipation
  • Epilogue.
A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas, an embodiment of the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the people who created it. In "City Water, City Life", celebrated historian Carl Smith explores this infrastructure of ideas through an insightful examination of the development of the first successful waterworks systems in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago between the 1790s and 1860s. In this period the United States began its rapid transformation from rural to urban. Through an analysis of a broad range of verbal and visual sources, Smith shows how the discussion, design, and use of waterworks reveal how Americans framed their conceptions of urban democracy and how they understood the natural and the built environment, individual health and the well-being of society, and the qualities of time and history. As citizens debated matters of thirst, finance, and health, they also negotiated abstract questions of secular and sacred, real and ideal, immanent and transcendent, practical and moral. By examining the place of water in the nineteenth-century consciousness, Smith illuminates how city dwellers perceived themselves during the great age of American urbanization. But "City Water, City Life" is more than a history of urbanization. It is also a refreshing meditation on water as a necessity, as a resource for commerce and industry, and as an essential - and central - part of how we define our civilization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226022512 20160612
Green Library
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x, 395 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Cities of perpetual ruin and repair
  • The relics of civilized life
  • The smell of danger
  • Noise and gabble
  • Seeing and believing
  • The grid and the republican spatial imagination
  • Gridding consumption
  • Permutations of the pigeonhole : architecture as memory
  • Gridding the graveyard
  • Gridded utopias
  • On the waterfront
  • In public walks
  • Conclusion.
In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, burgeoning American cities like New Orleans and Philadelphia seemed increasingly chaotic. Noise, odours, and a feverish level of activity on the streets threatened to overwhelm the senses. Growing populations placed new demands on every aspect of the urban landscape, from streets, parks and schools, to asylums, cemeteries, markets and waterfronts. In this unique exploration of the early history of urban architecture and design, leading architectural historian Dell Upton reveals the fascinating confluence of sociological, cultural, and psychological factors that shaped American cities in the antebellum years.Through contemporary travel accounts, diaries, and correspondence, as well as maps, architectural drawings, paintings, and prints - many previously unpublished - Upton investigates not only how buildings were designed, streets were laid out, and urban space was put to use, but also why. He offers original insights into the way cities were imagined, and an extensive selection of illustrations to recreate the various features of urban landscape in the nineteenth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300124880 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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vi, 252 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Ordinary PeopleChapter 2: The Context: Tewksbury Almshouse, Immigration and IndustrializationPart I Mobility: Geographic and Economic Chapter 3: The "Uprooted": Immigrants and MigrantsChapter 4: Falling Down: Yet a Surprising ResiliencePart II The "Family Crisis" of the Gilded AgeChapter 5: "Criminal Intimacies": Out of Wedlock SexChapter 6: Family Conflict and Desertion-- Part III: Age and Poverty: Children and the ElderlyChapter 7. Being "Put Out": Children in and out of the AlmshouseChapter 8: "We Can Do Nothing for Him": The Fate of the ElderlyConcluding RemarksChapter 9: From History's Shadows: Partial Views of the PoorNotesBibliographyAppendixAcknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594514609 20160528
David Wagner explores the lives of poor people during the three decades after the Civil War, using a unique treasure of biographies of people who were (at one point in time) inmates in a large almshouse, combined with genealogical and other official records to follow their later lives. "Ordinary People" develops a more fluid picture of "poverty" as people's lives change over the course of time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594514609 20160528
Green Library
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xxviii, 433 p. ; 29 cm.
This book shows how Social Darwinism permeated the public discourse of America's 'Gilded Age'.The years between 1870 and 1910 were filled with dramatic social, political and economic changes in the United States. In response, public discourse of the 'Gilded Age' often drew on the tenets of Social Darwinism.The application of oversimplified Darwinian principles to social issues exerted a powerful influence on the discourse of the era. While the principles were used to support arguments for social changes that envisioned a gradual evolution of a species toward greater perfection, such as women's suffrage, they were also used to oppress African Americans, who were not, it was thought by many in powerful positions, as highly "evolved" as white Americans.The ideas of social Darwinism accorded well with American beliefs that were derived from Puritanism, especially the idea that anyone could enjoy economic success if only she or he worked hard enough. This volume explores how that theme permeated public advocacy during the Gilded Age.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870138362 20160528
Green Library
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xiv, 277 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xv, 381 p. ; 25 cm
In this intellectual history of American liberalism during the second half of the nineteenth century, Leslie Butler examines a group of nationally prominent and internationally oriented writers who sustained an American tradition of self-consciously progressive and cosmopolitan reform. She addresses how these men established a critical perspective on American racism, materialism, and jingoism while she recaptures their insistence on the ability of ordinary citizens to work toward their limitless potential as intelligent and moral human beings. At the core of Butler's study are the writers George William Curtis, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, James Russell Lowell, and Charles Eliot Norton, a quartet of friends who would together define the humane liberalism of America's late Victorian middle class. In creative engagement with such British intellectuals as John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, and Goldwin Smith, these "critical Americans" articulated political ideals and cultural standards to suit the burgeoning mass democracy the Civil War had created. This transatlantic framework informed their notions of educative citizenship, print-based democratic politics, critically informed cultural dissemination, and a temperate, deliberative foreign policy. Butler argues that a careful reexamination of these strands of late nineteenth-century liberalism can help enrich a revitalized liberal tradition at the outset of the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807857922 20160528
Green Library
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xii, 122 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures Acknowledgements 1. Introduction and Theory 2. Literature Review 3. Methods 4. Free Love: The standpoint of women 5. Free Love: The standpoint of men 6. Comparison and Conclusions Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415975940 20160528
Through a qualitative critical discourse analysis, the research in this revealing book compares the standpoints of women and men who contributed articles to "Free Love" publications originating from utopian communities between the years 1850 and 1900. The purpose of the research presented in this intriguing volume is to examine the situated knowledge of women and men who participated in the Free Love movement and contributed to its exposure by writing and publishing their ideas, arguments and concerns. By analyzing the words of participation author Schroer describes the concept of Free Love in its historical context and exposes the sex and gender power differentials within the movement and external to it. Schroer's research reveals that the Free Love movement was a complex form of political resistance against institutionalized gender inequality. The importance of her work lies in its potential to inform current political resistance against the inequality inherent in legislation that restricts sexual freedom in the United States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415975940 20160528
Green Library
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14, [20] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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592 p.
A visual analysis of the dress of middle-class Americans from the mid- to late-19th century. Using images and writings, it shows how even economically disadvantaged Americans could wear styles within a year or so of current fashion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873385121 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 373 p., [22] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)

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