Download e-book for kindle: America's Jubilee: A Generation Remembers the Revolution by Andrew Burstein

By Andrew Burstein

ISBN-10: 0375709185

ISBN-13: 9780375709180

In America's Jubilee unusual historian Andrew Burstein provides an engrossing narrative that takes us again to a pivotal 12 months in American historical past, 1826, while the reins of democracy have been being handed from the final progressive struggle heroes to a brand new new release of leaders.

Through magnificent sketches of chosen members and occasions, Burstein creates an evocative portrait of the hopes and fears of usa citizens fifty years after the Revolution. We stick with an elderly Marquis de Lafayette on his positive journey of the rustic; and study of the approximately simultaneous deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the 4th of July. We meet the ornery President John Quincy Adams, the debatable Secretary of kingdom Henry Clay, and the infamous hot-tempered basic Andrew Jackson. We additionally see the yr throughout the eyes of a minister's spouse, a romantic novelist, or even an intrepid wheel of cheese. Insightful and vigorous, America's Jubilee captures an unforgettable time within the republic’s historical past, whilst a new release embraced the legacy of its predecessors and sought to magnify its function in America’s story.

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