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What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe

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What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848
Title
What hath God wrought
Title remainder
the transformation of America, 1815-1848
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Walker Howe
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As part of the Oxford History of the United States series, this volume is a portrait of an era that saw dramatic transformations in American life. The author illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent. This narrative portrays revolutionary improvements in transportation and communications that accelerated the extension of the American empire. Railroads, canals, newspapers, and the telegraph dramatically lowered travel times and spurred the spread of information. These innovations prompted the emergence of mass political parties and stimulated America's economic development from an overwhelmingly rural country to a diversified economy in which commerce and industry took their place alongside agriculture. In his story, the author weaves together political and military events with social, economic, and cultural history. He examines the rise of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic party, but contends that John Quincy Adams and other Whigs, advocates of public education and economic integration, defenders of the rights of Indians, women, and African-Americans, were the true prophets of America's future. He reveals the power of religion to shape many aspects of American life during this period, including slavery and antislavery, women's rights and other reform movements, politics, education, and literature. This story of American expansion culminates in the bitterly controversial but brilliantly executed war waged against Mexico to gain California and Texas for the United States. By 1848 America had been transformed. This book provides a monumental narrative of this formative period in United States history
Member of
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2008.
  • Pulitzer Prize, History, 2008.
  • Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2007.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howe, Daniel Walker
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E338
LC item number
.H69 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford history of the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Economic history
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Social change
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • USA
  • History
  • Social Change
Label
What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 856-878) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The defeat of the past -- The continental setting -- From the jaws of defeat -- An era of good and bad feelings -- The world that cotton made -- Awakenings of religion -- Overthrowing the tyranny of distance -- The improvers -- Pursuing the millennium -- Andrew Jackson and his age -- Battles over sovereignty -- Jacksonian democracy and the rule of law -- Reason and revelation -- Jackson's third term -- The new economy -- The Whigs and their age -- American renaissance -- Texas, Tyler, and the telegraph -- Westward the star of empire -- The war against Mexico -- The revolutions of 1848 -- Finale: A vision of the future
Control code
ocn122701433
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 904 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195392432
Lccn
2007012370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o122701433
  • (OCoLC)122701433
Label
What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 856-878) 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
Prologue: The defeat of the past -- The continental setting -- From the jaws of defeat -- An era of good and bad feelings -- The world that cotton made -- Awakenings of religion -- Overthrowing the tyranny of distance -- The improvers -- Pursuing the millennium -- Andrew Jackson and his age -- Battles over sovereignty -- Jacksonian democracy and the rule of law -- Reason and revelation -- Jackson's third term -- The new economy -- The Whigs and their age -- American renaissance -- Texas, Tyler, and the telegraph -- Westward the star of empire -- The war against Mexico -- The revolutions of 1848 -- Finale: A vision of the future
Control code
ocn122701433
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 904 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195392432
Lccn
2007012370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o122701433
  • (OCoLC)122701433

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