Ecstatic Nation

Ecstatic Nation

Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Documents the rise of America during the heart of the 19th century, starting with the end of the Mexican-American War and moving through the complexities of Reconstruction and women's equality, the displacement of the Indians and the transformation of a confederation into one nation. 40,000 first printing.

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

A Kirkus Best Book of 2013

A Bookpage Best Book of 2013

Dazzling in scope, Ecstatic Nation illuminates one of the most dramatic and momentous chapters in America's past, when the country dreamed big, craved new lands and new freedom, and was bitterly divided over its great moral wrong: slavery.? ?With a canvas of extraordinary characters, such as P. T. Barnum, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, and L. C. Q. Lamar,Ecstatic Nation brilliantly balances cultural and political history: It's a riveting account of the sectional conflict that preceded the Civil War, and it astutely chronicles the complex aftermath of that war and Reconstruction, including the promise that women would share in a new definition of American citizenship. It takes us from photographic surveys of the Sierra Nevadas to the discovery of gold in the South Dakota hills, and it signals the painful, thrilling birth of modern America.

An epic tale by award-winning author Brenda Wineapple, Ecstatic Nation lyrically and with true originality captures the optimism, the failures, and the tragic exuberance of a renewed Republic.



Baker
& Taylor

Documents the rise of the United States during the nineteenth century, from the end of the Mexican-American War to Reconstruction, the displacement of the Indians, and the transformation of a confederation into one nation.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061234576
0061234575
Branch Call Number: 973.6 WIN
Characteristics: 722 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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