1776, 1861, 1929. Any high-school student should know what these years meant to American history. But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed the course of our nation. 1831 was one of them, and in this striking new work, Louis Masur shows us exactly how. The year began with a solar eclipse, for many an omen of mighty changes -- and for once, such predictions held true. Nat Turner's rebellion soon followed, then ever-more violent congressional arguments ...

1831: Year of Eclipse 2002, Hill & Wang, New York

ISBN-13: 9780809041190

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1831 Year of Eclipse 2002, Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.

ISBN-13: 9780809041183