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Young America Movement and the Transformation of the Democratic Party, 1828-1861

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ISBN-10: 0521875641

ISBN-13: 9780521875646

Edition: 2007

Authors: Yonatan Eyal

List price: $113.00
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This title offers an exclusively political history of Young America's impact on the Democratic Party, complementing existing studies of the literary and cultural dimensions of this group. It looks closely at the Young America Democracy shedding light on the political realignments of the 1850s and the coming of the Civil War.
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: The Spirit of Young America
Orthodox Jacksonianism, 1828-1844
Strict Construction and States' Rights
A Proslavery Democracy
An Agrarian Democracy
An Insular Democracy
Reform in Other Hands
Trade and Improvements: The Economic Orientation of Young America Democrats
Free Trade
Internal Improvements
Rivers and Harbors
Rails, Canals, and a New Commercial Spirit
Causes and Explanations
Rails and Canals
The Independent Treasury
New Feelings for the Market: Individual Cases
A Broad Spirit of Enterprise
Young America Democrats and the Revolutions of 1848
Young America and Young Europe
Among the Barricades, in Person and in Spirit
The Magnificent Magyar
Innocents Abroad
A New International Consciousness
Reviving Monroe's Doctrine
"Fifty-Four Forty"
Texas and Mexico
Pearl of the Antilles
Land of the Samurai
The Grand Tour
The Fires of Perfection Revisited
Free Land
Knowledge and New Institutions
A Social Conscience
Race and Immigration
Investigation and Technology
Monopolies and Regulation
The Spoils System
The Antislavery Democracy
Barnburners and Others
Colonization, Popular Sovereignty, and Free Soil
New Democrats and the Coming of the Civil War
A Partisan Glue
A Bipartisan Drawstring
Conclusion: Lincoln on Young America