Rise of American Democracy Jefferson to Lincoln

ISBN-10: 0393931110
ISBN-13: 9780393931112
Edition: 2009 (Abridged)
Authors: Sean Wilentz
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Description: Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumentala tour de forceawesome in its coverage of political events."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  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumentala tour de forceawesome in its coverage of political events."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 Democracytraces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War. Ferocious clashes among the Founders over the role of ordinary citizens in a government of "we, the people" were eventually resolved in the triumph of Andrew Jackson. Thereafter, Sean Wilentz shows, a fateful division arose between two starkly opposed democraciesa division contained until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution. Winner of the Bancroft Award, shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, aNew York Times100 Notable Books of 2005 and best book ofNew Yorkmagazine andThe Economist. 75 illustrations.

Robert sean Wilentz was born in 1951 in New York City. He earned his first B.A. from Colunbia University in 1972 and his second from Oxford University in 1974 on a Kellett Fellowship. He continued his education at Yale University where he earned his M.A. degree in 1975 and his PhD. in 1980. His writings are focused on the importance of class and race in the early national period. He has also co-authored books on nineteenth-century religion and working class life. His book The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, won the Bancroft Prize. He has also written about modern U.S. history in his book, The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. He has been the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor of History at Princeton University since 1979. Robert Wilentz is also a contributing editor at The New Republic. He writes on music, the arts, history and politics. He received a Grammy nomination and a 2005 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for musical commentary on the musician Bob Dylan.

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Preface
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
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
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
Epilogue
Index

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