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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
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Alan Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2021 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
Index
index present
LC call number
E301
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Territorial expansion
  • United States
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American republics : a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850, Alan Taylor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Constitutions -- Empires -- Wars -- Race -- Democracy -- Monsters -- Revolutions -- Soil -- Epilogue
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First edition.
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1 online resource
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online
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9781324005803
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  • (OCoLC)1251801861
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Label
American republics : a continental history of the United States, 1783-1850, Alan Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constitutions -- Empires -- Wars -- Race -- Democracy -- Monsters -- Revolutions -- Soil -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781324005803
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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b48f806e-7b64-4868-91e8-97e6a73a73cc
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1251801861
  • (OCoLC)on1251801861

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