"A carefully argued and spiritedly told account."—Boston Globe
"Serves a valuable purpose by fleshing out a crucial period when the fate of the American democratic experiment hung in the balance."—American History
"Recommended for all library collections at every level."—Choice
About the Author
Leonard L. Richards is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of numerous books, including The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860 and The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams, a finalist in 1987 for the Pulitzer Prize for biography.