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1816 : America Rising (Paperback)

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The year 1816 found America on the cusp of political, social, cultural, and economic modernity. Celebrating its fortieth year of independence, the countrys sense of self was maturing. Americans, who had emerged from the War of 1812 with their political systemsintact, embraced new opportunities. For the first time, citizens viewed themselves not as members of a loose coalition of states but as part of a larger union. This optimism was colored, however, by bizarre weather. Periods of extreme cold and severe drought swept the northern states and the upper south throughout 1816, which was sometimes referred to as The Year Without a Summer. Faced with thirty-degree summer temperatures, many farmers migrated west in search of better weather and more fertile farmlands. In 1816, historian C. Edward Skeen illuminates this unique year of national transition. Politically, the era of good feelings allowed Congress to devise programs that fostered prosperity. Social reform movements flourished. This election year found the Federalist party in its death throes, seeking cooperation with the nationalistic forces of the Republican party. Movement west, maturation of political parties, and increasingly contentious debates over such issues as slavery characterized this pivotal year. 1816 marked a watershed in American history. This provocative new book vividly highlights the stresses that threatened to pull the nation apart and the bonds that ultimately held it together. *Author: Skeen, C. Edward *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 320 *Publication Date: 2008/09/19 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.71 inches

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Publisher Univ Pr of Kentucky
Mfg Part# 9780813192109
SKU 208967070
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813192102
Release Date 8/18/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
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