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Abolition of Slavery and Attitudes Towards Childhood

I have lately and coincidentally been reading (American) pre-Civil War history and also some Transcendentalist work and fiction from the era. One thing I've noticed is how often prominent abolitionists and Transcendentalists are noted as being unusually indulgent towards their children; the point is often echoed in fiction of the era. Can you point me to any studies or commentary on the relationship between abolitionist thought and attitudes towards childhood? (Any country is okay!) [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 15, 2014 - 8 answers

From Dixons to Nixon

I'm interested in learning more about late 20th century American history and politics, particularly the Cold War, Watergate and Nixon. What books, fiction or non-fiction, can you recommend to a non-American? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 19, 2013 - 18 answers

Weekend Civil War Roadtrip around the SE US?

We'd like to take a three-to-four day road trip originating and terminating in Atlanta, focusing on Civil War history this weekend. Looking for suggestions on sites and itinerary ideas. [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Nov 13, 2013 - 7 answers

What are the best American historic sites east of the Mississippi

My husband and I want to carefully plan a series of American History field trips for our family, to take place over the next 3-6 years. We live in Northern New England and are, ourselves, pretty conversant in US History. Can you help us plan what we should see and -- most importantly -- what order we should see it in? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Aug 16, 2013 - 36 answers

Courtship/Marriage in the U.S. during Victorian Era

Do you know of any websites, textbooks, regular books, podcasts, magazine articles, movie clips, etc, having to do with the multitude of rules that couples during the Victorian era were subjected to? Have to be at least somewhat credible. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Feb 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Midlander-born and raised, former resident of Greater Appalachia and New Amsterdam, current resident of the Left Coast, seeks definitive historical theory to explain his life experiences

What are the major criticisms of Colin Woodard's book American Nations? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 6, 2012 - 1 answer

Beyond the shoebox diorama

Can you give my kid some ideas for sample lesson plans? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Nov 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Take my cow... please!

Can you help me pin down an old saying from Westerns (or at least from the American Old West) along the lines of "the second cow is free"? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Unusual American History 101.

American history nerds: What are your favorite unusual, quirky, or unique events in American history? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Feb 18, 2011 - 58 answers

We want some education, justice and some damn peace.

Good books on black Civil Rights activists, particularly the Black Panthers? Looking for you smart people to recommend well-written, engaging, thoughtful analysis of the struggle for racial justice in the U.S. for someone born in the 70's. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Feb 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Who was William Penn?

History Filter: Please explain William Penn to me in elementary terms. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Classic American bootstrap stories?

Classic American bootstrap stories? [more inside]
posted by Hobbacocka on Oct 7, 2010 - 28 answers

Similar ears not necessary

Is there a book, or books, that cover a similar scope to Andrew Marr's A History of Modern Britain, but with a focus on the USA? [more inside]
posted by liquidindian on Sep 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Specific American History books?

Can you recommend books about American history that cover specific important periods or turning points in a comprehensive but readable fashion? E.g, Foner's book on Reconstruction, or Taylor's American Colonies? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jun 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Don't fire until you see the whites of their iPods.

What are some good, informative, and accurate documentaries and/or podcasts covering the various American presidencies? [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Visual symbols that represent the American war of Independence

I need some visual symbols representative of the American War of Independence; can anyone give me some ideas? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Nov 27, 2009 - 15 answers

What did George Washington think of the name of Washington, DC?

Is anything known about what George Washington thought about having a city named in his honor? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 18, 2009 - 6 answers

I need a general US History textbook.

I'm looking for a good college level textbook for US History. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on May 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Help With Old Handwriting

Help with old / smudged handwriting on the back of a Civil War photo. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Nov 30, 2007 - 50 answers

Books about small amusement parks

I'm looking for a book about Mom & Pop theme parks. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Feb 13, 2007 - 4 answers

What was my grandmother's childhood like?

What was my grandmother's childhood like? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Oct 9, 2006 - 17 answers

How can I educate my kids with a balanced view of American History?

I have a daughter who is 7, and I want to give her an even picture of American History. [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Sep 18, 2006 - 45 answers

American History Books

AmericanHistoryFilter: Looking for a book (or books) to learn about american history from 1500 to 1850. [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jul 24, 2006 - 14 answers

How did the Dems become the liberal party?

[AmericanHistoryFilter] How did the Democratic Party go from being the conservative party to being the liberal party? [more inside]
posted by alidarbac on Apr 25, 2006 - 22 answers

Recommend literature explaining the socialist revolution that almost was in 1930's America

Someone once mentioned that the US was on the verge of a socialist revolution in the 30's. Can anyone recommend some literature on this subject? Thanks...
posted by black8 on Oct 25, 2004 - 10 answers

Where were you when the towers fell?

Where were you on 9/11? How did you find out what was happening and what do you remember about that day? [more inside]
posted by caddis on Sep 11, 2004 - 65 answers

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