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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln: Book III, Slavery and the Crisis of Democracy (College Textbook Edition)

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Acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, The Rise of American Democracytraces 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 TimesBook Prize, a New York Times100 Notable Books of 2005 and best book of New Yorkmagazine and The Economist.

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'\'Winner of the Bancroft Award: \\\"Monumental\\\'a tour de force\\\'awesome in its coverage of political events.\\\"\\\'\\\"Gordon Wood, New York Times Book Review\\n

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Now available in three separate paperbacks designed for college courses, , acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War.

Synopsis:

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. The College Edition features a new preface and further reading lists for each volume. It eliminated the endnotes of the one-volume edition but preserves the entire text of the original.

About the Author

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History and director of the Program in American Studies at Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393930085
Author:
Wilentz, Sean
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
History
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politicians -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Abridged College Edition
Series:
Rise of American Democracy
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 color and 14 b/w illustrations
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
20.83 x 13.97 x 2.29 mm 0.46 kg

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Political Science
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to 1945
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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"Synopsis" by , '\'Winner of the Bancroft Award: \\\"Monumental\\\'a tour de force\\\'awesome in its coverage of political events.\\\"\\\'\\\"Gordon Wood, New York Times Book Review\\n

\''

"Synopsis" by , Now available in three separate paperbacks designed for college courses, , acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War.
"Synopsis" by , 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. The College Edition features a new preface and further reading lists for each volume. It eliminated the endnotes of the one-volume edition but preserves the entire text of the original.
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