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The age of Jackson, by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.
Publication:
Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1945.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 577 pages 23 cm
Subjects:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Jackson, Andrew (Politiker)
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837.
Politics and government
United States.
USA.
USA
Childrens subjects:
United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837.
Summary:
This volume by the great American historian Arthur M. Schlesinger embraces the Age of Andrew Jackson from its inception to its influence upon the history of our country. It captures the historical, cultural, economic and political life of the United States as it grew from Jefferson's day to the violent early eruptions of financial and industrial forces that threatened the basic principles of our constitutional democracy. -- from http://www.amazon.com (Sep. 6, 2011).
Contents:
Prologue: 1829
End of Arcadia
Keepers of the Jeffersonian conscience
Background for revolution
The first year
The men around the president
Beginnings of the Bank War
Veto
Counterattack
Hard money
Credo of the workingmen
Stirrings in the Bay State
George Bancroft and radicalism in Massachusetts
Radicalism in New York
Rise of the Locofocos
The pattern of Locofocoism
The third term
Panic
Divorce of bank and state
The Southern dilemma
Radicalism at high water
The Whig counterreformation
1840
Jacksonian democracy as an intellectual movement
Jacksonian democracy and the law
Jacksonian democracy and industrialism
Jacksonian democracy and religion
Jacksonian democracy and utopia
Jacksonian democracy and literature
Tyler too
Minorities and majorities
Cloud on the horizon
Gathering of the storm
Free Soil
The storm approaches
"Our federal union
"
Traditions of democracy.
Notes:
"First edition ... September 1945."
"The outgrowth of a series of lectures entitled 'A reinterpretation of Jacksonian democracy' delivered at the Lowell institute in Boston in the fall of 1941"--Acknowledgements.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-559) and index.
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1946.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift: Mr. & Mrs. F. Keyes, 1988.
ISBN:
0316773433
9780316773430
OCLC:
424677
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