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Toward a new society : American thought and culture, 1800-1830

Author: Jean V Matthews
Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers, ©1991.
Series: Twayne's American thought and culture series.
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The author chronicles the breakdown of Enlightenment values as the elitist and rationalist legacy of Jeffersonianism gave way to the populist and capitalist fervor of the Jacksonian era. Documenting the bewildering political and cultural changes between 1800 and 1830, Matthews demonstrates how the questions raised in all areas of cultural and intellectual life were fundamentally about the nature of the Republic  Read more...
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Matthews, Jean V., 1937-
Toward a new society.
Boston : Twayne Publishers, ©1991
(OCoLC)551573974
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean V Matthews
ISBN: 0805790527 9780805790528 0805790578 9780805790573
OCLC Number: 22109432
Description: xi, 188 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part One: The republic --
1. The republic and the problem of virtue --
2. Christianizing the republic --
3. The problem of republican culture. --
Part Two: Man and nature --
4. The science of man --
5. The possession of nature --
Part Three: Democracy --
6. The influence of America on the mind --
7. The spirit of improvement.
Series Title: Twayne's American thought and culture series.
Responsibility: Jean V. Matthews.

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The author chronicles the breakdown of Enlightenment values as the elitist and rationalist legacy of Jeffersonianism gave way to the populist and capitalist fervor of the Jacksonian era. Documenting the bewildering political and cultural changes between 1800 and 1830, Matthews demonstrates how the questions raised in all areas of cultural and intellectual life were fundamentally about the nature of the Republic itself.

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