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Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson
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Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson

by David S. Reynolds
 

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ISBN-10: 0060826576

ISBN-13: 9780060826574

Pub. Date: 09/29/2009

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

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&

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060826574
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Series:
American History Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
466
Sales rank:
518,504
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Prologue 1

1 Froging a National Identity 5

2 Political Fight, Popular Fêtes 35

3 Jackson's Presidency: Democracy and Power 81

4 God's Many Kingdoms 123

5 Reforms, Panaceas Inventions, Fads 175

6 Rebellion and Renaissance 236

7 Party Politics and Manifest Destiny 308

Epilogue: Endings, Beginnings 365

Acknowledgments 385

Notes 387

Selated Sources and Readings 419

Index 437

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