America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink

America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink

by Kenneth M. Stampp


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America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink by Kenneth M. Stampp

It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused wide-spread unemployment. Stampp's intensely focused look at this pivotal year illuminates the forces at work and the mood of the nation as it plummeted toward disaster.

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ISBN-13: 9780195039023
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/01/1990
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.41(d)
Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)

About the Author

Kenneth M. Stampp is Morrison Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. A past president of the Organization of American Historians, a recipient of an American Historical Association Award for Scholarly Distinction, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of several seminal works in American history, including The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South and The Imperiled Union.

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