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Boom and Bust in the Old West, 1815–60

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The explosive growth of the American West, from about 1 million people in 1815 to over 15 million in 1860, stunned observers from the day it began. This book argues that it can best be understood as ... More


Exploding Wests

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After the 1780s, the settlement of the people of the Anglo West continued with increasing momentum. Embryonic settler Australia grew from 1,000 to 12,000 people in 1790–1810. The population of the ... More


‘On the Side of Righteousness’: Women, the Church, and Abolition

Stacey Robertson

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that the cooperative, open environment of the Old Northwest allowed women abolitionists to thrive in church-oriented and political anti-slavery. It explores how Unitarian, ... More


The Antebellum Old Northwest: “For the white man, and the white man only”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges prevailing assumptions that anti-black lynching emerged during or after the American Civil War and that it was inherently lethal. First, it examines non-lethal lynchings and ... More


Women Lecturers and Radical Antislavery

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter describes how Abby Kelley, an experienced and road-weary Garrisonian lecturer from Massachusetts, had encountered hostile audiences across the Northeast for nearly a decade. Kelley had ... More


The Old Northwest, 1890s–1930s: “If we do our duty no mob can ever get into this jail”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates the development—particularly by the police—of white opposition to mob violence against blacks in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio from the 1890s to the 1930s. At the outset it ... More


The Wabash Emerges West of the Mississippi River

H. Roger Grant

in Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad Company

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747779
eISBN:
9781501747793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747779.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the appearance of a predecessor firm to the Wabash Railroad west of the Mississippi River that took somewhat longer than it did in the Old Northwest. On August 20, 1852, an ... More


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