The Jacksonian period under review in this dictionary served as a transition period for the United States. The growing pains of the republic's infancy, during which time Americans learned that their nation would survive transitions of political power, gave way to the uncertainty of adolescence. While the United States did not win its second war, the War of 1812, with its mother country, it reaffirmed its independence and experienced significant maturation in many areas following the conflict's end in 1815. As the second generation of leaders took charge in the 1820s, the United States experienced the challenges of adulthood. The height of those adult years, from 1829 to 1849, is the focus of the Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny.
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this era in American history.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 558
Weight: 1007 g
Dimensions: 237 x 158 x 45 mm
Edition: Second Edition
In this revision of the 2006 work-then solo-authored by Corps and his coauthor cover the period 1829-49 to present essential information on a broad range of matters concerning the times and events of this expansionist era of US history. Discussion ranges in length from a short two sentences (for minor entries, such as the one on hogs) to almost three pages (treating more significant topics such as John C. Calhoun or Jackson himself).... The book contains photographs, an appendix on presidencies of the period, a chronology, and a more than 100-page bibliography with sources arranged topically.
Summing Up: Recommended. General readers. * CHOICE *
An extensive chronology is provided at the beginning of the book, along with a fairly comprehensive introduction on the people, issues, and topics of these two decades. The dictionary proper follows, with cross-references in bold; there are numerous black-and-white pictures and artwork throughout. An appendix lists the five presidents and their administrations, along with election results. Finally, a thorough bibliography divided into various sections is provided at the end. This series in total provides an in-depth examination of the entire history of the United States. * American Reference Books Annual *