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What Hath God Wrought The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0195392434
ISBN-13: 9780195392432
Sku: 211281005
Publish Date: 9/23/2009
Pages:  904
A panoramic history of the United States ranges from the 1815 Battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, interweaving political and military events with social, economic, and cultural history. *Author: Howe, Daniel Walker *Series Title: Oxford History of the United States *Subtitle: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 *Publication Date: 2009/09/23 *Number of Pages: 904 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 2.00 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25
In this magisterial history of an exciting era of territorial expansion and national growth, historian David Walker Howe describes how political and military events, new technologies, and the rise of religious and progressive movements (most notably, the one against slavery), contributed to a far larger and changed nation by the end of the War with Mexico in 1848. Howe explains how the railroads, the telegraph, political parties, and the rise of business and commerce helped bring about revolutionary changes, and he places these in context with ideas about government and the nation's purpose first set down by the founding fathers and later realized by people such as Andrew Jackson and others. The period covered in WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT, from 1815 through 1848, acquires, in Howe's telling, a greater-than-before significance, and makes American history dramatically fresh again. WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for History.


"[A] comprehensive, richly detailed, and elegantly written account of the republic between the war of 1812 and the American victory in Mexico a generation later." December 23007

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0904
Product attributePublisher:   Oxford University Press, USA
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