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The Resource American republics : a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850, Alan Taylor

American republics : a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850, Alan Taylor

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American republics : a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850
Title
American republics
Title remainder
a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850
Statement of responsibility
Alan Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, the powerful story of a fragile nation as it expands across a contested continent. In this beautifully written history of America's formative period, a preeminent historian upends the traditional story of a young nation confidently marching to its continent-spanning destiny. The newly constituted United States actually emerged as a fragile, internally divided union of states contending still with European empires and other independent republics on the North American continent. Native peoples sought to defend their homelands from the flood of American settlers through strategic alliances with the other continental powers. The system of American slavery grew increasingly powerful and expansive, its vigorous internal trade in Black Americans separating parents and children, husbands and wives. Bitter party divisions pitted elites favoring strong government against those, like Andrew Jackson, espousing a democratic populism for white men. Violence was both routine and organized: the United States invaded Canada, Florida, Texas, and much of Mexico, and forcibly removed most of the Native peoples living east of the Mississippi. At the end of the period the United States, its conquered territory reaching the Pacific, remained internally divided, with sectional animosities over slavery growing more intense. Taylor's elegant history of this tumultuous period offers indelible miniatures of key characters from Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Margaret Fuller. It captures the high-stakes political drama as Jackson and Adams, Clay, Calhoun, and Webster contend over slavery, the economy, Indian removal, and national expansion. A ground-level account of American industrialization conveys the everyday lives of factory workers and immigrant families. And the immersive narrative puts us on the streets of Port-au-Prince, Mexico City, Quebec, and the Cherokee capital, New Echota. Absorbing and chilling, American Republics illuminates the continuities between our own social and political divisions and the events of this formative period"--
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1955-
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Taylor, Alan
Dewey number
973.3/18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E301
LC item number
.T39 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Target audience
adult
Label
American republics : a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850, Alan Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-501) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constitutions -- Empires -- Wars -- Race -- Democracy -- Monsters -- Revolutions -- Soil -- Epilogue
Control code
on1249097916
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 515 pages
Isbn
9781324005797
Lccn
2021003043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1249097916
Label
American republics : a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850, Alan Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-501) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constitutions -- Empires -- Wars -- Race -- Democracy -- Monsters -- Revolutions -- Soil -- Epilogue
Control code
on1249097916
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 515 pages
Isbn
9781324005797
Lccn
2021003043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1249097916

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