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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Not only is this book authoratiative, it is also very well written.
This book covers all of these events in a manner that is easy to understand and ties them together into a larger historical context.
Dr. Wilentz has written an engaging account on the growth of democracy and the forming of political parties.
Painful to read. If you want to read a book that reads as if it is a chronology with conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs to try to piece the "story" together then you... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kay
I'm sure this is a great book, but I couldn't get into it. I gave it to a local library.Published 10 months ago by Michael John Kennedy
Any person interested in the history of our great democracy should read this book. This was not a slam dunk, folks. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Grady Bolding
A dense but fascinatingly readable study of the rise of American politics in the early years of the US. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. P Spencer
This book is a great account of the slow but persistent development of democracy in the United States. The struggles made it expand, as well as contract. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steffan
In this ambitious work, Wilentz attempts to chart the history of American democracy from the time of the Revolution up until the Civil War. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Thomas W. Robinson
Mr. Wilentz presents the entire sweep of American political history from 1800 - 1860 in just under 800 pages. Read morePublished on October 16, 2012 by Karen Sullivan