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Liberty and Power The Politics of Jacksonian America

ISBN-10: 0809065479
ISBN-13: 9780809065479
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Harry L. Watson
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Description: As an engaging and persuasive survey of American public life from 1816 to 1848, Harry L. Watson's Liberty and Power remains a landmark achievement. Now updated to address twenty-five years of new scholarship, the book brilliantly interprets the  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

As an engaging and persuasive survey of American public life from 1816 to 1848, Harry L. Watson's Liberty and Power remains a landmark achievement. Now updated to address twenty-five years of new scholarship, the book brilliantly interprets the exciting political landscape that was the age of Jackson-a time that saw the rise of strong political parties and an increased popular involvement in national politics. In this enduring and impressive work, Watson examines the tension between liberty and power that both characterized the period and formed part of its historical legacy.

Harry L. Watson is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the American South with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill He is author of four books, including Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay: Democracy and Development i

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction
The Great Body of the People
Republican Theory and Practice
A Corrupt Bargain
"Our Federal Union. It Must Be Preserved"
Killing the Monster
National Parties and Local Politics
Van Buren, Harrison, and Tyler
The Second American Party System
Afterword: Questions and Controversies
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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