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The Symmetry of 1819 in American History

The Symmetry of 1819 in American History <p>Abstract (Lang: English):</p><p>How might the Panic of 1819 help us recut, rethink, and rewrite the history of capitalism, slavery, and freedom? The economic and political turns of 1819–1820 not only break the past of the United States equally but they draw attention to profoundly important facts. Slavery lasted well into “this half” of the story, and capitalism was well underway during “that half.” Planting a foot in both halves, we could recast our field: no longer “early,” but rather the period when there and then turned decisively toward here and now.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

The Symmetry of 1819 in American History

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 40 (4) – Nov 12, 2020

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Abstract

<p>Abstract (Lang: English):</p><p>How might the Panic of 1819 help us recut, rethink, and rewrite the history of capitalism, slavery, and freedom? The economic and political turns of 1819–1820 not only break the past of the United States equally but they draw attention to profoundly important facts. Slavery lasted well into “this half” of the story, and capitalism was well underway during “that half.” Planting a foot in both halves, we could recast our field: no longer “early,” but rather the period when there and then turned decisively toward here and now.</p>

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Nov 12, 2020

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