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An empire for liberty : from Washington to Lincoln

Author: Esmond Wright
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Empire for Liberty examines the history of the United States from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil War less than a century later. The book opens in the aftermath of the American victory over the British in 1776: an era that witnessed the first strains of maintaining independence, and the lively debate that led to a democratic federal constitution under Washington's presidency. Once independence had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esmond Wright
ISBN: 1557862605 9781557862600
OCLC Number: 29359709
Description: xv, 732 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The New nation, Unique and Peculiar --
Who Should Rule Ar Home? The Arguments Then and Now --
Making The Government --
First In War, First In Peace --
Federal ism, High, Low, and and Devious --
The Virginia Dynasty --
Jacksonian Denocracy --
Those Who Did Not Belong --
Was Destiny Manifest? How The West Was Won --
The Old South Between The States.
Responsibility: Esmond Wright.

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