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Chinese in the WoodsLogging and Lumbering in the American West

Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. This book continues an examination of the ... More

Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Michael K. Rosenow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The post-Civil War Industrial Age brought fundamental changes to the economy and its workers, forcing Americans to reassess the meaning of life and death. This illuminating study of working-class ... More

Free SpiritsSpiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

Mark A Lause

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040306
eISBN:
9780252098567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040306.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

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 ... More

Gleanings of FreedomFree and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Max Grivno

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036521
eISBN:
9780252093562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036521.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century landowners in the hinterlands of Baltimore, Maryland, cobbled together workforces from a diverse labor population of black and white apprentices, ... More

Redeeming TimeProtestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

William A. Mirola

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038839
eISBN:
9780252096792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038839.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the struggle for the eight-hour workday and a shorter workweek, Chicago emerged as an important battleground for workers in “the entire civilized world” to redeem time from the workplace in ... More

The Roots of Rough JusticeOrigins of American Lynching

The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Michael J. Pfeifer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This deeply researched prequel to the author's 2006 study Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874–1947, analyzes the foundations of lynching in American social history. Scrutinizing the ... More

Sex, Sickness, and SlaveryIllness in the Antebellum South

Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South

Marli F. Weiner and Mazie Hough

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036996
eISBN:
9780252094071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036996.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This study of medical treatment in the antebellum South argues that Southern physicians' scientific training and practice uniquely entitled them to formulate medical justification for the imbalanced ... More

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