Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America / Edition 2

Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America / Edition 2

by Harry L. Watson
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809065479
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
400,992
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.94(d)

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