"The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln" by Sean Wilentz
Acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, The Rise of American Democracy traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War. Ferocious clashes among the Founders over the role of ordinary citizens in a government of “we, the people” were eventually resolved in the triumph of Andrew Jackson. Thereafter, Sean Wilentz shows, a fateful division arose between two starkly opposed democracies—a division contained until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution.
Sean Wilentz, is the George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of History and director of the Program in American Studies at Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
- Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393329216
- ISBN-13: 978-0393329216