Rise Of American Democracy: Jefferson To Lincoln by Sean WilentzRise Of American Democracy: Jefferson To Lincoln by Sean Wilentz

Rise Of American Democracy: Jefferson To Lincoln

bySean Wilentz

Paperback | August 29, 2006

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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.
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. ...
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Title:Rise Of American Democracy: Jefferson To LincolnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:992 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.6 inPublished:August 29, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393329216

ISBN - 13:9780393329216

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Remarkable . . . a book that befits its subject in artistry as well as scale. — Steven Hahn (Chicago Tribune)

Confirms Sean Wilentz as the Richard Hofstadter of our day—the supreme political historian. — Franklin Foer (New York)

A magisterial synthesis that deserves the attention of anyone interested in the American past. — Eric Foner (The Nation)