Chapter 1:
Jeffersonian America
Chapter 2:
The War of 1812
Chapter 3:
Nationalism
Chapter 4:
Revolution in Industry
Chapter 5:
The Peculiar Institution
Chapter 6:
Antebellum South
Chapter 7:
The Civil War
Chapter 8:
Reconstruction
Chapter 9:
The Pursuit of Perfection
Chapter 10:
The West
Chapter 11:
Immigration

The Peculiar Institution

  • Missouri Compromise

  • Bloody Kansas

  • The Slave Trade

  • White Men's Democracy

      The vote for all white males

  • Slave rebellions

  • The Underground Railroad

  • Detroit on the Underground Railroad

  • Slave Families

  • Slaves and Christian conversions

  • Free Blacks

  • Abolitionists (including Quakers)





Richmond slaves photographed shortly after the fall of Richmond Virginia, c. April 1865.