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The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln, Sean Wilentz

Label
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln
Title
The rise of American democracy
Title remainder
Jefferson to Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Sean Wilentz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Political historian Wilentz traces an arc from the earliest days of the Republic to the opening shots of the Civil War, showing how the elitist young American republic became a rough-and-tumble democracy. He brings to life the era after the American Revolution, when the idea of democracy remained contentious, and Jeffersonians and Federalists clashed over the role of ordinary citizens in government of, by, and for the people. The triumph of Andrew Jackson soon defined this role on the national level, while city democrats, Anti-Masons, fugitive slaves, and a host of others hewed their own local definitions. In these definitions Wilentz recovers the beginnings of a discontent--two starkly opposed democracies, one in the North and another in the South--and the wary balance that lasted until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.W55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln, Sean Wilentz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [797]-949) and index
Contents
I: The crisis of the new order. American democracy in a revolutionary age ; The Republican interest and the self-created democracy ; The making of Jeffersonian democracy ; Jefferson's two presidencies ; Nationalism and the War of 1812 -- II: Democracy ascendant. The era of bad feelings ; Slavery, compromise, and democratic politics ; The politics of moral improvement ; The aristocracy and democracy of America ; The Jackson era: uneasy beginnings ; Radical democracies ; 1832: Jackson's crucial year ; Banks, abolitionists, and the equal rights democracy ; "The Republican has degenerated into a democracy" ; The politics of hard times ; Whigs, Democrats, and democracy -- III: Slavery and the crisis of American democracy. Whig debate, Democratic confusion ; Antislavery, annexation, and the advent of young Hickory ; The bitter fruits of Manifest Destiny ; War, slavery, and the American 1848 ; Political truce, uneasy consequences ; The truce collapses ; A nightmare broods over society ; The faith that right makes might ; The Iliad of all our woes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 1044 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393058208
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004029466
Other control number
9780393058208 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
System control number
ocm57414581
Label
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln, Sean Wilentz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [797]-949) and index
Contents
I: The crisis of the new order. American democracy in a revolutionary age ; The Republican interest and the self-created democracy ; The making of Jeffersonian democracy ; Jefferson's two presidencies ; Nationalism and the War of 1812 -- II: Democracy ascendant. The era of bad feelings ; Slavery, compromise, and democratic politics ; The politics of moral improvement ; The aristocracy and democracy of America ; The Jackson era: uneasy beginnings ; Radical democracies ; 1832: Jackson's crucial year ; Banks, abolitionists, and the equal rights democracy ; "The Republican has degenerated into a democracy" ; The politics of hard times ; Whigs, Democrats, and democracy -- III: Slavery and the crisis of American democracy. Whig debate, Democratic confusion ; Antislavery, annexation, and the advent of young Hickory ; The bitter fruits of Manifest Destiny ; War, slavery, and the American 1848 ; Political truce, uneasy consequences ; The truce collapses ; A nightmare broods over society ; The faith that right makes might ; The Iliad of all our woes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 1044 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393058208
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004029466
Other control number
9780393058208 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
System control number
ocm57414581

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