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A nation rising : untold tales of flawed founders, fallen heroes, and forgotten fighters from America's hidden history

Author: Kenneth C Davis
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores America's hidden history in the first half of the nineteenth century, one of the most tumultuous but overlooked periods in the nation's early history.
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Genre/Form: Paperback
Anecdotes
Biography
History
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth C Davis
ISBN: 9780061118203 0061118206 9781616648770 1616648775 9780061346682 0061346683
OCLC Number: 456179729
Description: xxvi, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Burr's trial --
Weatherford's war --
Madison's mutiny --
Dade's promise --
Morse's code --
Jessie's journey.
Responsibility: Kenneth C. Davis.

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Explores America's hidden history in the first half of the nineteenth century, one of the most tumultuous but overlooked periods in the nation's early history.

In the dramatic period from 1800 through 1850, the United States emerged from its inauspicious beginning as a newborn nation, to a near-empire that spanned the continent. It was a time in which the "dream of our founders" spread in ways that few men of that Revolutionary Generation could possibly have imagined. And it was an era that led to the great, tragic conflagration that followed--the American Civil War. The narratives in this book each exemplify the "hidden history" of America, exploring a vastly more complex path to nationhood than the national myth of a destiny made manifest by visionary political leaders and fearless pioneers. Davis explores: Aaron Burr's 1807 trial; an 1813 Indian uprising; a mutiny aboard the slave ship Creole; the "Dade Massacre" and the start of the second Seminole War; the bloody "Bible Riots" in Philadelphia; and the story of Jessie Benton and Lt. John C. Frémont.--From publisher description.

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