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Antebellum Revival and Reform-Dr. Yeager, Dr. George, and Dr. Riley   Tags: antebellum, antebellum reform, antebellum revival, ms. cho, u.s. history  

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To Locate Background Information

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Dictionary of American Biography (print)

Ref 920 D

American National Biography (print)

Ref 920

Gale Virtual Reference Library

To Locate Books

Bryn Mawr Library Catalog 

Ebrary Academic e-Book Collection Ebrary has an extensive collection of electronic books published by academic presses.

Google Book Search Search tip: Once you are in Google book search, click on "Free Google eBooks" to locate books available in full-text.

Books in the Library Collection

Ante-bellum reform.
[ Book ] 309.173 D Davis, David Brion, comp.
Published 1967
Utopian visionaries
[ Book ] 321.07 S Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-
Published 1999
Utopianism and education : Robert Owen and the Owenites
[ Book ] 370 U edited by John F. C. Harrison.
Published 1968
The 100 most influential women of all time : a ranking past and present
[ Book ] 920.72 F Felder, Deborah G.
Published 1996
Angel of mercy : the story of Dorothea Lynde Dix.
[ Book ] 921 Dix Baker, Rachel, 1903-
Published 1955
Waldo Emerson : a biography
[ Book ] 921 Emerson Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-
Published 1981
The Grimke sisters from South Carolina : pioneers for women's rights and abolition
[ Book ] 921 Grimke Lerner, Gerda, 1920-
Published 1997
Joseph Smith, the first Mormon
[ Book ] 921 Smith Hill, Donna, 1921-
Published 1977
In her own right : the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
[ Book ] 921 Stanton Griffith, Elisabeth.
Published 1984
Henry David Thoreau: writer and rebel.
[ Book ] 921 Thoreau Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1900-
Published 1972
Henry Thoreau : the cosmic Yankee.
[ Book ] 921 Thoreau Atkinson, J. Brooks.
Published 1927
Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol
[ Book ] 921 Truth Painter, Nell Irvin.
Published 1996
Walt Whitman, a lif
[ Book ] 921 Whitman Kaplan, Justin.
Utopian visionaries    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 321.07 S    Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-
  Series: Profiles
  Published 1999
Patriotic gore : studies in the literature of the American Civil War    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 810.9 W    Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
  Published 1994
Mrs. Stanton & Susan    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 920 M    1996
The 100 most influential women of all time : a ranking past and present    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 920.72 F    Felder, Deborah G.
  Published 1996
The liberator, William Lloyd Garrison, a biography.    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 921 Garrison    Thomas, John L.
  Published 1963
Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.0496 G    Gates, Henry Louis.
  Published 2011
Milestone documents in American history : exploring the primary sources that shaped America    
   [ Book ]   Call #: Ref 973 M v.1    Paul Finkelman, editor in chief ; Bruce A. Lesh, consulting editor.
  Series: Milestone documents
  Published 2008
Angel of mercy : the story of Dorothea Lynde Dix.    
   [ Book ]   Call #: Res 921 Dix    Baker, Rachel, 1903-
  Published 1955

    For Background Information, Primary sources, Limited Journal and Magazine Articles

    U.S. History in Context This is a great database for locating primary sources and background articles.  It also includes magazine and and academic journal articles, but search JSTOR and Proquest for a more exhaustive selection of articles. You can search by names, or keywords and phrases like Second Great Awakening, industrialism, territorial expansion, etc.   Your search results will be organized by information type. 

    To Locate Journal Articles

    Periodical Databases


    JSTOR Below you will find a selection of articles from JSTOR.  For more articles on your topic, search JSTOR by by names, or keywords and phrases like "Second Great Awakening", industrialism, territorial expansion, etc.   Think about what terms you can combine to narrow your search.

    Google Scholar 

    Search tip: You can use Google Scholar to search for articles  in JSTOR.  Add JSTOR to your search and it will take you into our database. Here are a few articles to get you started.

    Charles GFinney and a Theology of Revivalism JE Johnson - Church History, 1969

     Romantic reform in America, 1815-1865 JL Thomas - American Quarterly, 1965 -


    Utopia Reconsidered: Women Novelists and Nineteenth-Century Utopian Visions NB Albinski - Signs, 1988 - 


    New social movements in historical perspective P d'Anieri, C Ernst, E Kier - Comparative Politics, 1990 - 


    The Ever Widening Circle: The Diffusion of Feminist Values from the Troy Female Seminary 1822-1872 AF Scott - History of Education Quarterly, 1979 -

    Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson HR Warfel - Publications of the Modern Language Association of …, 1935 -


     The Black leadership class and education in antebellum Boston

    AO White - The Journal of Negro Education, 1973

    Thoreau, extravagance, and the economy of natureR Grusin - American Literary History, 1993


    The Abolitionists' Postal Campaign of 1835

    B Wyatt-Brown - Journal of Negro History, 1965 - JSTOR




    Separatism as strategy: Female institution building and American feminism, 1870-1930

    E Freedman - Feminist Studies, 1979





    The New England Origins of Mormonism

    DB Davis - New England Quarterly, 1953 - JS




    Sylvester Graham and the popular health movement, 1830-1870

    RH Shryock - The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 1931




    Outgrowing the Compact of the Fathers: Equal Rights, Woman Suffrage, and the United States Constitution, 1820-1878

    Reading women/women reading: The making of learned women in antebellum America

    M Kelley - The Journal of American History, 1996 -




    Margaret Fuller as cultural reformer: The conversations in Boston

    C Capper - American Quarterly, 1987



    Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics of Representation. Jay Grossman. Durham, NC, and London: Duke University Press, …



    C Zwarg - Modern Philology, 2007

    Representing TruthSojourner Truth's knowing and becoming known

    NI Painter - The Journal of American History, 1994 - 


    PT Barnum and the popularization of natural history

    JR Betts - Journal of the History of Ideas, 1959 -


    Demon Rum on the Boards: Temperance Melodrama and the Tradition of Antebellum Reform


    JN McArthur - Journal of the Early Republic, 1989 -





    Primary Sources

    Dissent in America (print) Res 973.D Includes Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Angelina Grimke, Margaret Fuller (On Reserve)

    The American Spirit (print) (On Reserve)

    Digital Public Library of America

    Annals of American History

    U.S. History in Context

    Proquest Includes journal, magazine and newspaper articles and the following historical newspapers: Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Louisville Courier Journal, Los Angeles Times and New York Times.

    Hathitrust-  "Has primary sources written by and about each of the people in this project." Recommended by Dr. Yeager 

    America and the Utopian Dream Recommended by Dr. George

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers Graphical Edition (The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun) The historical newspapers go back to 1850.

    Fair Use Repository: canonical citation for a webbed world  (Recommended by a student specifically for this assignment)

    Fordham University Modern History Sourcebook


    Citing Sources

    Chicago Manual of Style Online (BMS History Department)
    Purdue Owl gives examples of citing different kinds of sources as well as a sample paper written in CMS style.
    Chicago Manual of Style Format Examples:

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