The Age of Jackson

The Age of Jackson

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by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. ~
     
 

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Only in the very widest possible sense could this book be called a biography of Andrew Jackson. The figure of Jackson looms large in its pages because his impact on his era had such a permanent influence on American democracy. This volume embraces that whole era from its inception to its influence upon the history of our country. It captures the historical,

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Only in the very widest possible sense could this book be called a biography of Andrew Jackson. The figure of Jackson looms large in its pages because his impact on his era had such a permanent influence on American democracy. This volume embraces that whole era from its inception to its influence upon the history of our country. It captures the historical, cultural, economic and political life of the United States as it grew and burgeoned from Jefferson's day to the violent early eruptions of financial and industrial forces that threatened the basic principles of constitutional democracy. The author offers an interpretation of democracy's future through a brilliant study of its strident past.

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ISBN-13:
9780451600387
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1949
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Age of Jackson 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many "historians" and "peer reviewers" that are paid propagandists of the big banks it makes me sick. The fact that this book doesn't come up  when searched by ISBN or Title at all in the Library of Congress ought to tell you to read this book. Look at whose in power today and you will know... this is a book for the people. READ IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep in mind this book was written in 1949.  It is a classic in the historiography of the Jacksonian era, but modern interpretations of this time period are very different from the one Schlesinger presents here.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should have been titled transition to the age of jackson, not just the age of jackson. It is wise of Mr.Schlesinger Jr. to discredit jefferson, hamilton, and clay to help highlight jackson but for him to spend almost 7 chapters doing so is unreasonable. However he does provide a new source of knowledge about jackson himself that was unknown to me. But if Mr.Schlesingers objective was making jackson seem like a honorable man,he has failed in my eyes.