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The Resource Waking giant : America in the age of Jackson, David S. Reynolds

Waking giant : America in the age of Jackson, David S. Reynolds

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Waking giant : America in the age of Jackson
Title
Waking giant
Title remainder
America in the age of Jackson
Statement of responsibility
David S. Reynolds
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America experienced unprecedented expansion and turmoil in the years between 1815 and 1848. Historian David S. Reynolds illuminates the period's political story as well as the social and cultural movements that influenced it. He casts 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. Waking Giant captures the turbulence of a democracy in the throes of the controversy over slavery, the rise of capitalism, and the birth of urbanization. Reynolds reveals dimensions of the Second Great Awakening with its sects, cults, and self-styled prophets. He uncovers the political roots of some of America's greatest authors and artists, and brings to life the reformers, abolitionists, and temperance advocates who struggled to correct America's worst social ills.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, David S.
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E338
LC item number
.R38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Jackson, Andrew
Label
Waking giant : America in the age of Jackson, David S. Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-435) and index
Contents
Forging a national identity -- Political fights, popular fetes -- Jackson's presidency : democracy and power -- God's many kingdoms -- Reforms, panaceas, inventions, fads -- Rebellion and renaissance -- Party politics and manifest destiny
Control code
ocn184925510
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 466 p.
Isbn
9780060826567
Lccn
2007051751
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)184925510
Label
Waking giant : America in the age of Jackson, David S. Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-435) and index
Contents
Forging a national identity -- Political fights, popular fetes -- Jackson's presidency : democracy and power -- God's many kingdoms -- Reforms, panaceas, inventions, fads -- Rebellion and renaissance -- Party politics and manifest destiny
Control code
ocn184925510
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 466 p.
Isbn
9780060826567
Lccn
2007051751
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)184925510

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