The Rise of American Democracy
The Rise of American Democracy
Jefferson to Lincoln
Sean Wilentz



Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book Review

Acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, The Rise of American Democracy traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War. Ferocious clashes among the Founders over the role of ordinary citizens in a government of "we, the people" were eventually resolved in the triumph of Andrew Jackson. Thereafter, Sean Wilentz shows, a fateful division arose between two starkly opposed democracies—a division contained until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution. Winner of the Bancroft Award, shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2005 and best book of New York magazine and The Economist.

Title The Rise of American Democracy
Subtitle Jefferson to Lincoln
Author Sean Wilentz
Publisher W. W. Norton
Title First Published 11 September 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 992 p.
ISBN-10 0393329216
ISBN-13 9780393329216
Publication Date 11 September 2006
Main content page count 992
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $19.95
 


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