The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 Topics for Discussion

Charles Sellers
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How does Sellers conceive of pre-capitalist American in terms of its familial relations, modes of economic production and levels of economic inequality?

What is the market revolution? What did it revolutionize? Give three examples.

Explain how Sellers conceives of the causes and effects of the Second Great Awakening as it is related to the market revolution.

How did radical democratic sentiment arise in the United States? Identify at least two major causal components of Sellers's story.

How did democratic and capitalist forces come to a head in the Jackson administration?

How did democratic and capitalist forces balance and combine to form the (in Sellers's view) contradictory idea of democratic capitalism? Why might Sellers see democracy and capitalism as contradictions?

To what extent do Marxian themes pervade the market revolution? Identify at least two such strands of historiography and explain how they impact Sellers's main...

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