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  • n. the decade from 1840 to 1849


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  • The feminised, domesticated definition of Jewishness, which the Anglo-Jewish writer Grace Aguilar was to exploit so successfully during the 1840s, is here presented as a pragmatic and more enduring alternative to the romantic, militant and ultimately tragic political nationalism of Alroy. 15

    Valman - Criticism - Critical Contexts

  • You may argue that a way of life which was possible in the 1840s is impossible in the 1940s; that in the near future we shall all of us have to move in a quite contrary direction.

    Education for a Classless Society

  • The 1840s were a pivotal and exciting decade in American history.

    How the West Was Won

  • Opponents of Immigration are “neo-Know Nothings” (Know-Nothings, the political movement of the 1850s whose concerns about the heavy influx of immigrants in the 1840s were alleviated when that flow spontaneously stopped, seem to be regarded by neocons as a diabolical species of Cossack.)

    Mexico Meddles in Mass Murder

  • However, the 1840s is a particularly rich decade for examining antebellum student writing at the

    Writing in the Academy

  • ‡ Mexico’s proximity to the United States has led to serious territorial disputes; the immediate cause of the Mexican War of the 1840s was the annexation of Texas by the United States.


  • The tradition of critical protest and serious nay-saying we associate with the Emerson of the 1830s and part of the 1840s is a tradition that nurtures self-confidence in American intellectuals.

    Emerson and Socialism: An Exchange

  • A woman's rights convention in the 1840s was a startling event.

    Susan B. Anthony Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian

  • Missouri in the 1830s and 1840s, which is when both books are set.

    NYT > Home Page

  • By the 1840s, when the curious could ride a train from New York City to Pittsburgh, then take steamboats to the cotton fields of Mississippi, whites all over America were acting black.

    A Renegade History of the United States


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