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Throes of Democracy

Autor: McDougall, Walter A.

Editorial: HarperCollins Publisher

Formato:Tapa Dura

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Precio de Lista:$34.95
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Throes of Democracy : This eagerly awaited sequel to Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585-1828 carries the saga of the American people's continuous self-reinvention from the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson through the eras of Manifest Destiny, Civil War, and Reconstruction, America's first failed crusade to put "freedom on the march" through regime change and nation building. But Throes of Democracy is much more than a political history. Here, for the first time, is the American epic as lived by Germans and Irish, Catholics and Jews, as well as people of British Protestant and African American stock; an epic defined as much by folks in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Texas as by those in Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia; an epic in which Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, showman P. T. Barnum, and circus clown Dan Rice figure as prominently as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Henry Ward Beecher; an epic in which railroad management and land speculation prove as gripping as Indian wars. Walter A. McDougall's zesty, irreverent narrative says something new, shrewd, ironic, or funny about almost everything as it reveals our national penchant for pretense - a predilection that explains both the periodic throes of democracy and the perennial resilience of the United States. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.


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History & Geography   United States - Civil War

ISBN 13:9780060567514
ISBN 10:0060567511
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:787
Tamaño:9.00" l x 6.40" w x 2.10" h
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