On the Move

“California as I Saw It:” First-Person Narratives of California’s Early Years, 1849-1900. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html American Memory Project.

Jasper, James M. _Restless Nation: Starting Over in America_. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.


Sandage, Scott. _Born Losers: A History of Failure in America_. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Civil War

Bonner, Robert E. _The Soldier’s Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War_. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.

_Faith in the Fight: Civil War Chaplains_. Edited by John W. Brinsfield, et. al. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003.

_Northern Visions of Race, Region and Reform in the Press and Letters of Freedmen and Freedmen’s Teachers in the Civil War Era_. Curated by Lucia Knoles. Home page: http://mac110.assumption.edu/aas/default.html

_Yankee Correspondence: Civil War Letters between New England Soldiers and the Home Front_. Edited by Nina Silber and Mary Beth Sievens. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996.


Epstein, Barbara Leslie. _The Politics of Domesticity: Women, Evangelism, and Temperance in Nineteenth-Century America_. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1981.

Local Histories

_From farmland to freeways: a history of Waukesha County, Wisconsin_. Ellen D. Langill, Jean Penn Loerke, editors. Waukesha, Wis: Waukesha County Historical Society, c1984.

Shumway, A. L. _Oberliniana: A jubilee volume of semi-historical anecdotes connected with the past and present of Oberlin college, 1833-1883_. Galion, Ohio: Fisher Printing, 1983.

Women’s Education

Beadie, Nancy. "Female Students and Denominational Affiliation: Sources of Success and Variation among Nineteenth-Century Academies". _American Journal of Education_. 107.2 (Feb 1999).

Kelley, Mary. _Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America’s Republic_. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Nash Margaret A. _Women’s Education in the Unites States 1780-1840_. New York: Macmillan, 2005.

Sweet, Leonard I. “The Female Seminary Movement and Woman's Mission in Antebellum America.” _Church History_. Vol. 54, No. 1 (Mar., 1985), pp. 41-55.

Living in the Nineteenth Century

Bushman, Claudia L. _"A good poor man’s wife": being a chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and her family in nineteenth-century New England_. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1998.

Social Aspects of Nineteenth Century

Decker, William Merrill. _Epistolary practices: letter writing in America before telecommunications_. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Hansen, Karen V. _A Very Social Time: Crafting Community in Antebellum New England_. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.

Zboray, Ronald and Mary Saracino. _Everyday ideas: socioliterary experience among antebellum New Englanders_. Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, 2006.