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Throes of Democracy The American Civil War Era 1829-1877

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ISBN-10: 0060567511

ISBN-13: 9780060567514

Edition: 2008

Authors: Walter A. McDougall

List price: $34.95
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"And then there came a day of fire!" From its shocking curtain-raiser--the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835--to the climactic centennial year of 1876, when Americans staged a corrupt, deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida), Walter A. McDougall's "Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877" throws off sparks like a flywheel. This eagerly awaited sequel to "Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585-1828" carries the saga of the American people's continuous self-reinvention from the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson through the eras of Manifest Destiny, Civil War, and Reconstruction, America's first failed crusade…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.76" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

A professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, Walter A. McDougall is the author of many books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heavens and the Earth and Let the Sea Make a Noise . . . . He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two teenage children.

Synopsis of Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History 1585-1828
Pretenders? : The Melees and Masks of White Man's Democracy Post-1830
Old Hickory, Indians, Bankers, and Whigs: The Politics of Anger Breeds a New Party System, 1829-1840
Migrants, Farmers, Mechanics, and Clowns: The Anxious, Exciting Birth of an Industrial People, 1830-1860
Romantic Revelators, Reformers, and Writers: Social Perfectionism and Cultural Pretense, 1830-1860
Conquistadors: The Glory and Fraudo/Manifest Destiny, 1841-1848
Forty-niners, Filibusters, Free-sollers, and Fire-eaters: Gospels of Slavery, Commerce, and Christ Sunder the Civil Religion, 1849-1860
Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Sanguinary Salvation of American Myths, 1861-1865
Radicals, Klansmen, Barons, and Bosses: Reconstructed, the Great White Republic Flees to the Future, 1865-1877
Truth-tellers?: Gimlet Eyes on a Republic of Pretense