Howe’s book focuses on two “revolutions” that transformed American life.

Howe’s book focuses on two “revolutions” that transformed American life. These were revolutions in communications and transportation. Why was the “communications revolution” a better way to define and contextualize this period, as opposed to “Jacksonian America” or the “market revolution.”

Secondly, if you were writing a book on this period, what main theme would you focus on? (Select something other than the communications, transportation, or market revolutions).