Web Links: Jacksonian America & Age of Reform

 

 

Slavery and Abolitionism

Text of the Proceedings of the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, May 1838

Slave Women's letters (Virginia), 1837-1838

 

Native Americans in the Jacksonian Era

A brief history of the Cherokee's tragic "Trail of Tears" forced removal by US troops in 1838 (from the official website of the Cherokee nation)

official website of the Cherokee nation

An overview of the history and culture of the Creeks

Official website of the Seminole tribe of Florida

 

Politics

Memoribilia from the 1840 Presidential Campaign

Univ of Michigan Internet Public Library website on Andrew Jackson

PBS website on Andrew Jackson

 

Social Change in the Jacksonian Era

The Great Irish Potato Famine, a significant cause of the massive numbers of Irish to immigrate to the United States in mid-19th century 

 

Religious Reform Movements

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) (PBS website)

 

Walt Whitman

 

Art and Literature During the Age of Reform 

Walt Whitman:

     -- brief profile of Whitman

     -- full text online of Whitman's famous Leaves of Grass  (1855)

     -- full text online of Whitman's Prose Works