Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America by Harry L. WatsonLiberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America by Harry L. Watson

Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America

byHarry L. Watson

Paperback | May 2, 2006

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As an engaging and persuasive survey of American public life from 1816 to 1848, Harry L. Watson's Liberty and Power remains a landmark achievement. Now updated to address twenty-five years of new scholarship, the book brilliantly interprets the exciting political landscape that was the age of Jackson-a time that saw the rise of strong political parties and an increased popular involvement in national politics. In this enduring and impressive work, Watson examines the tension between liberty and power that both characterized the period and formed part of its historical legacy.

Harry L. Watson, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of Jacksonian Politics and Community Conflict and An Independent People.
Title:Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.18 × 5.44 × 0.86 inPublished:May 2, 2006Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0809065479

ISBN - 13:9780809065479

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"This is a superb book-indeed, a model of its kind." -Thomas P. Slaughter, Rutgers University

"A splendid achievement, sane, balanced, beautifully written." -Michael F. Holt, University of Virginia