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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln
Author: Sean Wilentz
ISBN 13: 9780393329216
ISBN 10: 393329216
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2006-09-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1104
List Price: $19.95

Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book Review

The New York Times - William Grimes

The Rise of American Democracy deserves to be read slowly. Mr. Wilentz takes on an enormous subject and articulates a grand theme, supported by a wealth of detailed scholarship. Inch by inch, he covers a broad expanse of ground, analyzing countless local struggles to widen the voting franchise, dislodge entrenched privilege and make good on the lofty promises of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.