Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1929-1877
- Author: Walter A. McDougall
- Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
- Published: March 2009
- ISBN-10: 0060567538
- ISBN-13: 9780060567538
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2008
- Subject: HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Our Price: $19.99
This bracing chronicle carries the saga of the American people's continuous self-reinvention across five tumultuous decades: from the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson through the eras of Manifest Destiny, Civil War and Reconstruction, it is 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 - a zesty, irreverent narrative that brazenly reveals our national penchant for pretense. Notes, Index. 787p.
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