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Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877

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  • Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 (Harper Perennial) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Walter A McDougall

    Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877
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    Trade paperback, Harper Perennial
    2009
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    787 pages

    ISBN: 0060567538
    ISBN-13: 9780060567538

    From its shocking curtain-raiser--the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835--to the climactic centennial year of 1876, when Americans staged a corrupt, deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida), Walter A. McDougall's Throes of Democracy carries the saga of the American people's continuous self-reinvention across five tumultuous decades. From the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson through the eras of Manifest Destiny, Civil War, and Reconstruction, it is an epic in which Mormon prophet ... Show more

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by brotimg on Oct 28, 2010

this book reveals the truth about the nature of american culture and society as being based and maintained on a foundation of lies and deceptions. the founding fathers were hypocrites who proclaimed a belief in freedom and democracy, when, in reality such ideas were limited to wealthy white men. all of the hate and conflict engendered by racial insanity began with them and has spread throughout the world. mc dougall is a courageous man to challenge the conventional wisdom of this nation.

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