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

The Pursuit of Perfection

  • Evangelicalism

  • The Second Great Awakening

  • The Temperance Movement

  • The Cult of Domesticity

  • The idea of marriage for love

  • Childhood as a new idea

  • Educational reforms

Timothy Shay Arthur's Ten Nights in a Barroom and What I Saw There (1854) was a best selling temperance novel during the nineteenth century.