Jacksonian Era

ISBN-10: 088295931X

ISBN-13: 9780882959313

Edition: 2nd 1997

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What is so wonderful about the Jacksonian era is the fact that after more than a hundred years it remains a controversial period in American history, and historians regularly provide us with new interpretations and new evaluations to explain what and why events occurred and individuals behaved as they did. In presenting this second edition, the author has tried to be responsive to the newer viewpoints that have been forthcoming since the book's initial publication. But there can be no question that current studies of the market revolution, the role of women, religious reforms and social developments have added immeasurably to our understanding of this era.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660

Robert V. Remini, professor emeritus of history & the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, won the National Book Award for his three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson. He is the author of numerous books on American history, including "The Battle of New Orleans" & biographies of Henry Clay & Daniel Webster.

The son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma on January 2, 1915. He received a B. A. from Fisk University in 1935 and a master's degree in 1936 and a Ph.D. in 1941 from Harvard University. During his career in education, he taught at a numerous institutions including Brooklyn College, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University. He also had teaching stints in Australia, China, and Zimbabwe. He has written numerous scholarly works including The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956); Reconstruction After the Civil War (1961); The Emancipation Proclamation (1963); and The Color Line: Legacy for the 21st Century (1993). His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans (1947) is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Medal of Freedom in 1995 and the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanities in 2006. He worked with Thurgood Marshall's team of lawyers in their effort to end segregation in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education and participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He was also a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. He died of congestive heart failure on March 25, 2009 at the age of 94.

Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition IX
A Hero for An Age
Jacksonian Democracy
Indian Removal
Slavery and Union
The Reach for Perfection
The End of an Age
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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