Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson by David S. Reynolds

Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson

byDavid S. Reynolds

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America’s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman’s America. Casting fresh light on Andrew Jackson, who redefined the presidency, along with John Quincy Adams and James K. Polk, who expanded the nation’s territory and strengthened its position internationally, Reynolds captures the turbulence of a democracy caught in the throes of the controversy over slavery, the rise of capitalism, and the birth of urbanization.

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David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books includeJohn Brown,Abolitionist, winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award;Walt Whitman's America, winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awar...
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Title:Waking Giant: America in the Age of JacksonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.08 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060826576

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“An engaging new book. . . . Waking Giant is at its most entertaining when Reynolds sifts through the nonpolitical world, tracking the rise of abolitionists, feminists, utopians, union leaders, and more than a few crackpots.”