Religion, Romanticism, and Cultural Reform in America, 1820-1860

Elizabeth Cady Stanton / Public Domain Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.19.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – The Age of Cultural Reforms 1.1 – Movements and Reforms 1.1.1 – Transcendentalism of the Nineteenth Century Transcendentalism was America’s first notable intellectual and philosophical movement. It developed in the 1830s and 1840s in the New England[…]

A Century of Change in America, 1917-2017

By Dr. Vaughn Davis Bornet / 03.18.2018 Professor Emeritus of History Southern Oregon College What were those moments, and when where those developments—the ones that now seem—on reflection– to have changed everything? The ones in my lifetime, I mean, that started as World War I approached an end? Let’s just start with Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.[…]

The Supreme Court before John Marshall

By Dr. Scott Doublas Gerber, J.D. Professor of Law Pettit College of Law Ohio Northern University The Pre-Marshall Court in the American Mind    Patrick Henry (left) and Alexander Hamilton (right) both refused appointments to the Supreme Court Students of judicial institutions in recent years have come to appreciate more than ever that to understand[…]

The American Market Revolution, 1815-1840

William James Bennett, “View of South Street, from Maiden Lane, New York City,” ca. 1827 / Metropolitan Museum of Art Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.10.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – The Market Revolution 1.1 – Introduction The Market Revolution of the nineteenth century radically shifted commerce as well as the way of life for[…]

Hang Together or Hang Separately: The American Revolution, 1775-1783

Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – The Second Continental Congress 1.1 – Introduction During the Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress acted as the national government of the Thirteen Colonies in rebellion. Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull, 1819: The resolution for independence was among the most important accomplishments of the[…]