"Monumental..."--Gordon Wood, "New York Times Book Review." Acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, "The Rise of American Democracy" traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War."Monumental..."--Gordon Wood, "New York Times Book Review." Acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, "The Rise of American Democracy" traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War.Read Less
New. Gift quality, Fine. xxiii, 1044 p. : ill.; 24 cm. A superior copy without defect. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Contents: I. The crisis of the new order. --American democracy in a revolutionary age--The Republican interest and the self-created democracy--The making of Jeffersonian democracy--Jefferson's two presidencies--Nationalism and the War of 1812--II. Democracy ascendant. --The era of bad feelings--Slavery, compromise, and democratic politics--The politics of moral improvement--The aristocracy and democracy of America--The Jackson era: uneasy beginnings--Radical democracies--1832: Jackson's crucial year--Banks, abolitionists, and the equal rights democracy--"The republic has degenerated into a democracy"--The politics of hard times--Whigs, Democrats, and democracy--III. Slavery and the crisis of American democracy. --Whig debacle, Democratic confusion--Antislavery, annexation, and the advent of young Hickory--The bitter fruits of Manifest Destiny--War, slavery, and the American 1848--Political truce, uneasy consequences--The truce collapses--A nightmare broods over society--The faith that right makes might--The Iliad of all our woes.
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