The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - Počet stran: 1044
Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental...a tour de force...awesome in its coverage of political events."--Gordon Wood, "New York Times Book Review" Acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, "The Rise of American Democracy" traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War. Ferocious clashes among the Founders over the role of ordinary citizens in a government of "we, the people" were eventually resolved in the triumph of Andrew Jackson. Thereafter, Sean Wilentz shows, a fateful division arose between two starkly opposed democracies--a division contained until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution. Winner of the Bancroft Award, shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a "New York Times" 100 Notable Books of 2005 and best book of "New York" magazine and "The Economist," 75 illustrations.
 

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Princeton professor Sean Wilentz here presents the in-depth story of the turn in American politics toward democracy. I suppose it is relatively well-known that the Founding Fathers (especially, say ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Prologue
3
THE CRISIS OF THE NEW ORDER
11
American Democracy in a Revolutionary Age
13
The Republican Interest and the SelfCreated Democracy
40
The Making of Jeffersonian Democracy
72
Jeffersons Two Presidencies
99
Nationalism and the War of 1812
141
DEMOCRACY ASCENDANT
179
Whigs Democrats and Democracy
482
SLAVERY AND THE CRISIS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
519
Whig Debacle Democratic Confusion
521
Antislavery Annexation and the Advent of Young Hickory
547
The Bitter Fruits of Manifest Destiny
577
War Slavery and the American 1848
602
Political Truce Uneasy Consequences
633
The Truce Collapses
668

The Era of Bad Feelings
181
Slavery Compromise and Democratic Politics
218
The Politics of Moral Improvement
254
The Aristocracy and Democracy of America
281
The Jackson Era Uneasy Beginnings
312
Radical Democracies
330
1832 Jacksons Crucial Year
359
Banks Abolitionists and the Equal Rights Democracy
391
The Republic has degenerated into a Democracy
425
The Politics of Hard Times
456
A Nightmare Broods Over Society
707
The Faith That Right Makes Might
745
The Iliad of All Our Woes
768
Epilogue
789
Notes
797
Acknowledgments
949
Credits
951
Index
953
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Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning The Rise of American Democracy, Bob Dylan in America, and many other works. He is completing his next book, No Property in Man, on slavery, antislavery, and the Constitution, based on his Nathan I. Huggins Lectures delivered at Harvard in 2015.

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