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The Age of Jackson by Arthur Meier…

The Age of Jackson (1945)

by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

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  Tutter | Feb 22, 2015 |
Witness the progression of Democracy in the formative years of the United States. The era of the Founders is just about over. Some remnants still live and the attitude of the affluent minority tries to influence a government that is truly of the people. Jackson's struggle against Biddle is here in fine detail. The early secession movement of John C. Calhoun is established in Southern political beliefs. The growth westward... All these struggles are explored in wonderful detail, but not so detailed that the reader becomes bored. A terrific history book for the era. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
"This book is not a biography of President Andrew Jackson. It is instead a discussion of the developing soul of the United States and the meaning of freedom, and the ongoing unfolding of democracy as we know it." borrowed from Amazon feedbacks
  antiqueart | Dec 30, 2013 |
Read this in high school and really loved it. ( )
  ecw0647 | Sep 30, 2013 |
Compelling History of the Evolution of Conservative versus Working Class politics in the first half of the 19th century. Applies to our era as well. ( )
  ravenshuegel | Dec 16, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316773433, Paperback)

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Jackson. It is a triumph of historical scholarship, analysis, and interpretation and throws much new light on a host of Americans, well-known and less well-known, who come to life in remarkable portraits that are both brilliant and sensitive. We learn a good deal that is new about the Jacksonian era, its relation to the Jeffersonian age it succeeded and to the periods that have followed.

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Presents ideologies, controversies, and personalities of the early 1800's instructive to the American as democracy of today.

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