Waking Giant America in the Age of Jackson

ISBN-10: 0060826576

ISBN-13: 9780060826574

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List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography; John Brown, Abolitionist; Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville; Mightier Than the Sword: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the Battle for America; Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson; Walt Whitman; George Lippard; and Faith in Fiction: The Emergence of Religious Literature in America. Reynolds is the editor or coeditor of seven books, including Whitman's Leaves of Grass: The 150th Anniversary Edition, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Splendid Edition, and George Lippard's The Quaker City; or, The Monks of Monk Hall. He is the winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Christian Gauss Award, the Ambassador Book Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review.

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Prologue
Froging a National Identity
Political Fight, Popular F�tes
Jackson's Presidency: Democracy and Power
God's Many Kingdoms
Reforms, Panaceas Inventions, Fads
Rebellion and Renaissance
Party Politics and Manifest Destiny
Epilogue: Endings, Beginnings
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selated Sources and Readings
Index
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