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The Republic Reborn: War and the Making of Liberal America, 1790-1820
     

The Republic Reborn: War and the Making of Liberal America, 1790-1820

by Steven Watts
 

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The War of 1812 played a critical role in the emergence of an American 'culture of capitalism.' In the Republic Reborn Steven Watts offers a brilliant new interpretation of the war and the foundation of liberal America. He explores the sweeping changes that took place in America between 1790 and 1820--the growth of an entrepreneurial economy of completion, the

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The War of 1812 played a critical role in the emergence of an American 'culture of capitalism.' In the Republic Reborn Steven Watts offers a brilliant new interpretation of the war and the foundation of liberal America. He explores the sweeping changes that took place in America between 1790 and 1820--the growth of an entrepreneurial economy of completion, the development of a liberal political structure and ideology, and the rise of a bourgeois culture of self-interest and self-control.

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William and Mary Quarterly
As the national love feast with Oliver North reminded us, Americans have an abiding attraction to war and warriors... The Republic Reborn probes the historical roots of this attraction.

Library Journal
The War of 1812 played a crucial role in creating the structure of 19th-century America``an economy of entrepreneurial capitalism, a society of self-made individualism, a bourgeois culture of self-control, and politics of liberalism.'' The dramatic transformation was the work of middle- and upper-class elites, with the war serving to advance their views. This major new interpretation of the early national period and the development of modern, industrial America is richly detailed and enlivened by two dozen short biographies. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. Roy H. Tryon, Delaware State Archives, Dover

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801839412
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1989
Series:
New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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