American Nineteenth Century History

American Nineteenth Century History is a peer-reviewed, transatlantic journal devoted to the history of the United States during the long nineteenth century. It welcomes contributions on themes and topics relating to America in this period: slavery, race and ethnicity, the Civil War and Reconstruction, military history, American nationalism, urban history, immigration and ethnicity, western history, the history of women, gender studies, African Americans and Native Americans, cultural studies and comparative pieces. In addition to articles based on original research, historiographical pieces, reassessments of historical controversies, and reappraisals of prominent events or individuals are welcome. Special issues devoted to a particular theme or topic will also be considered.

Three issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 19 (3)

The curious case of Catherine Mary Hewitt and U.S. Major General of Volunteers John Fulton Reynolds: bodies, mourning the dead, and religion in the era of the American Civil War
vol. 19 (3): 225-249
African Americans’ scheme to diffuse the Chinese “threat,” 1865–1882
vol. 19 (3): 251-266
Race, slavery, and the expression of sexual violence in Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon
vol. 19 (3): 267-288
When prosperity merges into crisis: the decline and fall of Ohio Life and the Panic of 1857
vol. 19 (3): 289-313
Warner Mifflin: Unflinching Quaker Abolitionist
vol. 19 (3): 315-316
Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island
vol. 19 (3): 316-318
The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis
vol. 19 (3): 318-319
Slavery and Silence: Latin America and the U.S. Slave Debate
vol. 19 (3): 320-321
Hawaiian by Birth: Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific
vol. 19 (3): 321-323
The New Middle Kingdom: China and the Early American Romance of Free Trade
vol. 19 (3): 323-324
Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies: Women and the Mexican-American War
vol. 19 (3): 325-326
Civil War Pharmacy: A History (Second Edition)
vol. 19 (3): 326-328
John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
vol. 19 (3): 328-330
Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression
vol. 19 (3): 330-331
Capital and Convict: Race, Region, and Punishment in Post-Civil War America
vol. 19 (3): 332-333
Ida B. Wells: Social Reformer and Activist
vol. 19 (3): 333-335
I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880–1915
vol. 19 (3): 335-337
Booker T. Washington in American Memory
vol. 19 (3): 337-338
Books Reviewed
vol. 19 (3): 339-339

Volume 19 (2)

The rise and fall of a speculative bubble: geostrategic concerns, public debate and the promotion of an American trans-oceanic canal in the 1820s
vol. 19 (2): 131-158