Timeline of United States history (1820–59)

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This section of the Timeline of United States history concerns events from 1820 to 1859.

1820s[edit]

U.S. territorial extent in 1820

1830s[edit]

U.S. territorial extent in 1830

1840s[edit]

U.S. territorial extent in 1840

1850s[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

1820s[edit]

  • John S. Galbraith. British-American Competition in the Border Fur Trade of the 1820s. Minnesota History, Vol. 36, No. 7 (Sep., 1959), pp. 241–249.
  • Robert Henry Billigmeier and Fred Altschuler Picard, eds. The old land and the new : the journals of two Swiss families in America in the 1820s. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1965.
  • Merrill D Peterson. Democracy, liberty and property; the State Constitutional Conventions of the 1820s. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1966.
  • Robert A. McCaughey. From Town to City: Boston in the 1820s. Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 88, No. 2 (Jun., 1973), pp. 191–213.
  • James Brewer Stewart. Evangelicalism and the Radical Strain in Southern Antislavery Thought During the 1820s. The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Aug., 1973), pp. 379–396.
  • Anne M. Boylan. Sunday Schools and Changing Evangelical Views of Children in the 1820s. Church History, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Sep., 1979), pp. 320–333
  • Priscilla Ferguson Clement. The Philadelphia Welfare Crisis of the 1820s. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 105, No. 2 (Apr., 1981), pp. 150–165.
  • Barbara Cloud. Oregon in the 1820s: The Congressional Perspective. The Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr., 1981), pp. 145–164.
  • David J Russo. Keepers of our past : local historical writing in the United States, 1820s-1830s. New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
  • James L. Huston. Virtue Besieged: Virtue, Equality, and the General Welfare in the Tariff Debates of the 1820s. Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter, 1994), pp. 523–547
  • George A. Thompson, Jr. Counterfeiter's Jargon of the 1820s. American Speech, Vol. 71, No. 3 (Autumn, 1996), pp. 334–335.

1830s[edit]

  • Miguel Guelbenzu. Gest's Recollections of Life in the Middle West in the 1830s. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 73, No. 2 (June 1977), pp. 125–142.
  • William R. Swagerty. A View from the Bottom Up: The Work Force of the American Fur Company on the Upper Missouri in the 1830s. Montana: The Magazine of Western History, Vol. 43, No. 1, Fur Trade Issue (Winter, 1993), pp. 18–33.
  • Curtis D. Johnson. Supply-Side and Demand-Side Revivalism? Evaluating the Social Influences on New York State Evangelism in the 1830s. Social Science History, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring, 1995), pp. 1–30.
  • Mary Hershberger. Mobilizing Women, Anticipating Abolition: The Struggle against Indian Removal in the 1830s. The Journal of American History, Vol. 86, No. 1 (Jun., 1999), pp. 15–40
  • Christine MacDonald. Judging Jurisdictions: Geography and Race in Slave Law and Literature of the 1830s. American Literature, Vol. 71, No. 4 (Dec., 1999), pp. 625–655.

1840s[edit]

  • Ralph Mann. Mountains, Land, and Kin Networks: Burkes Garden, Virginia, in the 1840s and 1850s. The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 58, No. 3 (Aug., 1992), pp. 411–434.
  • Harlan D. Parker. The Musical Cabinet: An Educational Journal of the Boston Area in the 1840s. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, No. 116 (Spring, 1993), pp. 51–60.
  • John W. Quist. "The Great Majority of Our Subscribers Are Farmers": The Michigan Abolitionist Constituency of the 1840s. Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 325–358. also
  • Raymond L. Cohn. Nativism and the End of the Mass Migration of the 1840s and 1850s. The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Jun., 2000), pp. 361–383.
  • Patricia Junker. Thomas Cole's "Prometheus Bound:" An Allegory for the 1840s. American Art Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1/2 (2000), pp. 32–55.
  • Ronald J. Zboray, Mary Saracino Zboray. Gender Slurs in Boston's Partisan Press during the 1840s. Journal of American Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3, Part 1: Living in America: Recent and Contemporary Perspectives (Dec., 2000), pp. 413–446.
  • Alice Taylor. From Petitions to Partyism: Antislavery and the Domestication of Maine Politics in the 1840s and 1850s. The New England Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (Mar., 2004), pp. 70–88.

1850s[edit]

  • P. L. Rainwater. Economic Benefits of Secession: Opinions in Mississippi in the 1850s. The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov., 1935), pp. 459–474.
  • Christopher Hatch. Music for America: A Critical Controversy of the 1850s. American Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter, 1962), pp. 578–586.
  • William W. Chenault, Robert C. Reinders. The Northern-born Community of New Orleans in the 1850s. The Journal of American History, Vol. 51, No. 2 (Sep., 1964), pp. 232–24.
  • Howard H. Bell. Negro Nationalism in the 1850s. The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 35, No. 1 (Winter, 1966), pp. 100–104.
  • Jane H. Pease, William H. Pease. Confrontation and Abolition in the 1850s. The Journal of American History, Vol. 58, No. 4 (Mar., 1972), pp. 923–937.
  • Howard I. Kushner. Visions of the Northwest Coast: Gwin and Seward in the 1850s. The Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jul., 1973), pp. 295–306.
  • Michael Fellman. Theodore Parker and the Abolitionist Role in the 1850s. The Journal of American History, Vol. 61, No. 3 (Dec., 1974), pp. 666–684.
  • Anne Firor Scott. Women's Perspective on the Patriarchy in the 1850s. The Journal of American History, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Jun., 1974), pp. 52–64.
  • James P. Morris. An American First: Blood Transfusion in New Orleans in the 1850s. Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Autumn, 1975), pp. 341–360.
  • Marshall Scott Legan. Railroad Sentiment in North Louisiana in the 1850s. Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Spring, 1976), pp. 125–142.
  • Carl Abbott. Indianapolis in the 1850s: Popular Economic Thought and Urban Growth. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 74, No. 4 (December 1978), pp. 293–315.
  • Dale Baum. Know-Nothingism and the Republican Majority in Massachusetts: The Political Realignment of the 1850s. The Journal of American History, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Mar., 1978), pp. 959–986.
  • Susan Jackson. Movin' On: Mobility through Houston in the 1850s. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 3 (Jan., 1978), pp. 251–282.
  • Matilda W. Rice. The 4th of July in the 1850s. Minnesota History, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Summer, 1984), pp. 54–55.
  • Lori D. Ginzberg. "Moral Suasion Is Moral Balderdash": Women, Politics, and Social Activism in the 1850s. The Journal of American History, Vol. 73, No. 3 (Dec., 1986), pp. 601–622.
  • Carla L. Peterson. Capitalism, Black (Under)Development, and the Production of the African-American Novel in the 1850s. American Literary History, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Winter, 1992), pp. 559–583.
  • Marius M. Carriere Jr. Anti-Catholicism, Nativism, and Louisiana Politics in the 1850s. Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 455–474.
  • Vincent J. Bertolini. Fireside Chastity: The Erotics of Sentimental Bachelorhood in the 1850s. American Literature, Vol. 68, No. 4 (Dec., 1996), pp. 707–737.
  • Larry Knight. The Cart War: Defining American in San Antonio in the 1850s. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 109, No. 3 (Jan., 2006), pp. 319–336.

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