A Nationalizing Power 1830-1865

"Picture to yourself if you can a society which comprises all the nations of the world ... people differing from one another in language, in beliefs, in opinions; in a word a society possessing no roots, no memories, no prejudices, no routine, no common ideas, no national character ... What is the connecting link between these so different elements? How are they welded into one people?" (Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835)

1. Penny Press of James Gordon Bennett

2. Telegraph of Samuel F. B. Morse

3. Politics of Andrew Jackson

4. Novels of James Fenimore Cooper

5. Schoolbooks of William McGuffey

6. Songs of Stephen Foster

7. Art of Thomas Cole

8. Lithographs of Currier & Ives

9. Photography of Mathew Brady