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Dr. Wilentz has written an engaging account on the growth of democracy and the forming of political parties.
It is definitely not boring and if you are interested in this time period, then you should definitely read this book.
It will be the rare reader who will not feel that the book would have to be read multiple times to fully digest it.
I'm sure this is a great book, but I couldn't get into it. I gave it to a local library.Published 26 days 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 2 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 9 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 9 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 17 months ago by Thomas W. Robinson
Mr. Wilentz presents the entire sweep of American political history from 1800 - 1860 in just under 800 pages. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Karen Sullivan
This massive study of democracy's advance in the US from 1800 to 1861 is brimming with careful and original research. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Schmerguls
...you could hardly do better than this. As political history, it is all here - the details of the emergence of political parties and elections, along with the forces behind them. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by A Reader
Before I read this book, I knew very little about the post-Revolutionary War/pre-Civil War period of American History. Read morePublished on November 8, 2010 by Steve Lockett